After the Debris Flow of 2018 buried this Montecito creekside home site in 14 feet of mud, the owner approached Jeff Shelton requesting a home design that could withstand any other natural disasters. The result is the magnificent yet cozy Stone Tower, which is both reminiscent of and inspired by old Europe. The steadfast concrete cylinder is clad with river stones gathered from the excavation site where the Stone Tower now sits. The old world exterior is balanced with a modern aesthetic interior that showcases the owner’s unique vision and design savvy. Every curve is a manifestation of artistic vision. An incredible team of artists and innovators came together to create this one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece.

What the client had to say…

What a pleasure to work with Upton Construction. Every challenge was met with patience, grace, and creativity. Their positive attitude and attention to detail were amazing and the craftsmanship top-notch. I could not recommend Matt and his team more highly. Thank you so much for my beautiful home.”