Architecture

Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture Designed By Cliff May

These two video’s are from a San Diego Home tour. I found these video’s online – I didn’t film these so please don’t criticize me for the poor quality. πŸ˜‰ Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House I didn’t go on this home tour – but wish I had. I love the Cliff May style […]

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Homes Of Santa Barbara From George Washington Smith Architect

George Washington Smith Entrance Image Above I’ve been looking for old history of the architect George Washington Smith – because I love his Spanish Colonial Style.Β  I recently ran across an old article published in 1922 (Western Architect and Engineer) and I thought I’d share some of it with you.Β  I’ve tried to edit it […]

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Architecture Of Mexico

I found this list of Mexico Style Architecture in an old book – Really Old! I’ve modified it some so it “reads” better… which means I’ve changed some of the archaic language. The history of Architecture is by no means confined to that of the structures erected by the English-speaking races of the United States. […]

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Spanish Home Styles From 1929

I was looking through an old architectural book from 1929 and found these Spanish Style Homes pictured – some even have floor plans… enjoy! They called this one a Spanish Style Villa Spanish Home In Texas Β Spanish Style Home In Florida Italian Influence Home – Still Spanish look in my opinion This Italian Style theme […]

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Mission Style Architecture

Mission style architecture

Mission architecture, for the most part, needs considerable modification for use to-day, because those early monks and missionaries who reared the picturesque buildings for their churches and monasteries were sadly handicapped in building facilities. Virtually all the work had to be performed by their own hands, with but little assistance from their new converts, so […]

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Malibu and Catalina Potteries Tile Door Surround

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We just bought, and will soon move into, a home which I *think* is hacienda style, even though it is located in Italy! I was looking for advice on how to snazzy-up the entrance wither with paint, or tile or mosaic.. or…? The front door definitely needs some definition and distinction. My instinct is to […]

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Spanish Style Vaulted and Concealed Beam Ceilings

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In large and lofty halls, stone arches were thrown across and, on these, either flat or laid to a pitch, rested the wooden covering. In this way a broad span was accomplished in a manner both impressive and economical. This was an ancient Asiatic system, perhaps Syrian in origin, which was much used in northern […]

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Spanish Style Carved Beamed Ceilings

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Comparing the Spanish beamed ceiling with the more familiar French, Flemish, and English examples, we find that the Spanish was almost invariably of pine, and those north of the Pyrenees, of oak. In the latter the art of joinery and molded sections was carried to a nicety. Timber lengths were shortened and carefully dovetailed, mortised, […]

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The Christian Ceiling And Its History

Moorish Ceiling Design

photo credit: E.L. Malvaney The origin of the beamed ceiling, popular in the south and almost universal in the north of Spain, is not so easy to trace. Some claim it to be European, others Asiatic. As the simplest means of constructing a shelter the beamed covering was applied in ancient Asia; and for the […]

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Spanish Frieze and Box Core Pendant Ceiling

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In the center and south of Spain an imposing amount of architectural carpentry β€” cornices, wide eaves, corbels, balustrades, doors, and the like β€” may still be seen. Even more is this true of Granada where the Moors kept their own court until the end of the fifteenth century. photo credit: quinet Every kind of […]

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