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“Luxury starts with how I feel. It then expresses itself in an authentic creation.” - Xorin Balbes

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Creative Designer Xorin Balbes Next Breakthrough Projects Are Coming

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Get ready to be captivated as Xorin Balbes puts the final touches on not one, but two stunning luxury home projects. These are more than just residences; they're masterpieces worth waiting for, where artistry, elegance, and innovation converge. Experience the extraordinary as beauty unfolds in every meticulously crafted detail.


The wait is almost over – luxury redefined.

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Monte Arroyo Estate

Contemporary Glamour in Montecito

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Experience ultimate luxury living on a 4-acre, 7-bedroom Montecito estate. Surrounded by nature, this one of a kind residence offers tranquility and sophistication. With spacious living areas, modern amenities, and stunning nature views, it offers grandeur and comfort. Enjoy sprawling landscapes, private bedrooms, and elegant interiors. A luxurious wellness pavilion with a steam room, jacuzzi, cold plunge, and gym completes the package. Your dream lifestyle awaits in this exclusive haven of elegance.

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This romantically reimagined Montecito residence, a gem from 1921, offers 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. With a guest house, a pool, and a bocce court, it exudes elegant luxury. Ideally located for a leisurely walk to Montecito's Lower Village and the beach, it embodies contemporary sophistication and glamour, making it a pristine display of refined opulence.


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Xorin is an award-winning Los Angeles and Santa Barbara based architecture and design firm. His work inspires clients to let down their barriers and “come home” to their true selves where they are surrounded by abundance and meaning.

Xorin harbors an impressive high-profile celebrity client list, and is also well known for his remarkable restorations of several architecturally significant properties in the Los Angeles and along the Central Coast. 




Xorin Balbes, an unparalleled innovator in the realm of home design, stands as a beacon of creativity and excellence. His visionary approach redefines the very essence of living spaces, pushing boundaries and setting new standards in Los Angeles, Montecito and Santa Barbara. With a portfolio that mesmerizes, Balbes is the epitome of unrivaled design expertise.



This residence, selected as Esquire Magazine’s Design Show House for 2008, sits at the top of Doheny Drive in the prestigious Doheny Estates neighborhood of Los Angeles. The lot’s original 1960's era ranch-style house and kidney shaped pool were demolished and replaced with a 7200 square foot home that is now a state-of-the-art entertaining compound. It was conceived, built and designed by Xorin's TempleHome in a simple and modern architectural style, but embellished with architectural details and accents from a more decorative past. 


Behind the gates of exclusive Laughlin Park, this recently reimagined Spanish home, showcasing elegantly bespoke design, blends the best of the Old and the New World. An entry courtyard with firepit leads to privately gated 5-bedroom estate. Grand living room with a massive fireplace and the home’s original wood beam ceiling raised to soaring heights sets the dramatic tone. On one wing is the chef’s kitchen, grand formal dining room, spacious family room and a more intimate dining room. On the other, an office and a luxurious master suite. Upstairs is the second sumptuous master suite and two luxe guest suites.


Come experience the majesty of Higgins Mansion. John C. Austin, Architect of Griffith Observatory and reimagined by Xorin Balbes to bring the ultimate in luxury and historical character. High ceilings, massive entertaining rooms, intricate custom woodworking throughout, this masterpiece is meant to make you pause in awe.