Santa Barbara Coastal Beach Retreat This new guest house was built on limited space but was able to retain the theme of the homeowner's main residence. 1 / 10 Photo: Ciro Coelho. Design: NMA Architects. Coastal Walkway Between Beach Homes The narrow space between the main residence on the left and the new guest house on the right was developed into a shared entry and lush garden. Sweetwater Cherokee stepping stones lead to the Pacific Ocean.