Project Information This ground up, new construction, mixed-use development is located in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Featuring 5, three-story, luxury villas ranging from 2,800 - 3,000 square feet. Each Mediterranean style villa is distinct, with a slightly different floorplan, unique details, palette of natural finishes and spacious gourmet kitchens, terraces and fireplaces. Architect: Barry Berkus and Thomas Meaney. Photography: Cerreah Laykin. Casa Mina is the 2006 Award of Merit Winner "Best Mixed Use Project" Gold Nugget Competition for the 43rd Annual PCBC Conference.