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Kenny Slaught Discusses the History of Architectural Charm in Santa Barbara

Kenny Slaught admires the keen eye and attention to detail required to design a structure of such artistic excellence. You can find many examples of this in Santa Barbara and this is due in part to famous architect George Washington Smith. Smith inspired the California movement called the Spanish Colonial revival. Although, he was a Harvard dropout, he eventually became a successful bond trader. He settled in the Santa Barbara region anticipating a relaxing lifestyle and planning to work on his painting abilities. What came as a surprise to him, was that everyone loved the house he had designed, prompting him to continue creating architectural gems for other local residents. Using authentic materials from Spain and merging new and old world styles, Smith’s works are sought out and enjoyed for their simplistic beauty and complex design. He is renowned as a founding father of Santa Barbara, as many generations of architects have followed his artistic lead.

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