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Pacific Riviera

Santa Barbara, CA

Originally the site of a French Normandy residence, this remodel created a heritage quality project by blending elements from Moorish Revival, Spanish Baroque and other Mediterranean styles. The result is a consistent, harmonious, yet distinctive architectural identity characterized by tile roofs, heavy wood beams, plaster walls, soft-lines, exposed balconies,  intricate tile work, and austere wrought iron.

Using “Olde World” techniques including hand-extruded plaster molding, hand-hammered wrought iron and staggered Mission red roof tiles, this 12,000 square foot home was transformed with the objective to create a new construction with the look of an old established residence.

Equally important was the use of elements representative of the region by using Santa Barbara sandstone for the fireplace mantels, tile designs seen at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for the kitchen backsplash and color themes that blend with the style of the region. To this end, an eclectic Spanish Colonial masterpiece was sculpted.