Roughly a century ago, illustrious architect George Washington Smith, gave rise to a California movement known as the Spanish Colonial revival. Smith was a man who dropped out of Harvard to finally work as a bond trader. As soon as Smith became a thriving businessman, he moved to Santa Barbara area to lead a stress-free life and hoped to focus on his painting interests. However, he was astonished when he noticed that everyone loved the house he had created, enthusing him to keep making stunning architectural buildings for other people in California. He only used genuine materials from Spain and combined new and old world styles. Currently Smith’s works are in high demand and are revered for their minimalistic beauty and intricate design. He is known as a founding father of Santa Barbara, as many generations of architects have been inspired by his artistic direction. Kenny Slaught respects the profound eye and attention to detail needed to design a structure of such artistic excellence.

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Kenny Slaught on the Architectural Genius of Architect George Washington Smith

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