As the first licensed female architect in Santa Barbara, Lutah Maria Riggs was a trailblazer for California design. After looking at the Erdman House, it isn't hard to see why. The Montecito dwelling is the epitome of mid-century modern design with its classic clean lines and flat roof. Inside, its four bedrooms are spread throughout 8,743 square feet where Riggs' masterful use of the Japanese practice of borrowed scenery is displayed through floor-to-ceiling glazing. Living spaces seamlessly flow out to a central courtyard overlooking a swimming pool and the mountains in the distance. Situated on four knoll-top acres, the gated property also includes a pool house, workshop, four-car garage, and four carports. Don't hesitate. The home is going on the market for the first time in 50 years and this rare opportunity may not come again.