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Kenny Slaught On Important Buildings In Santa Barbara’s Old City

The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture was the country’s architectural movement developed in the early 20th century. Spanish Colonial architecture was found in some cities that were first Spanish colonies and then they became American cities. A lot of this architectural style can be found in California. When an earthquake that occurred in 1925, Santa Barbara utilized this style as its signature line for re-designing the city.  The movement was founded by architect George Washington Smith who arrived in Montecito and popularized the movement.  The history of El Pueblo Viejo aesthetic control stemmed from Roman and Parisian laws. It hopes to preserve history through Hispanic architecture. What is the Hispanic Architecture about? This style is largely influenced by the architecture of the “white-washed cities” of Andalusia in Southern Spain. In Santa Barbara, historical buildings born from the response of the natural environment melded with the locally available materials. Kenny Slaught explains that Hispanic architectural features in this area are in large part noted by the “simplicity, rustic economy, excellence in craftsmanship and honest expression of material”.  Santa Barbara conveys vernacular handmade quality oriented to the sun with colors related with natural environment, yellow, red, orange and white that remains Santa Barbara.

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Kenny Slaught – California Architectural Traditions Stand Tall

Kenny Slaught writes on his blog that some of the most famous Santa Barbara architecture features are the centuries-old Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district in historic downtown along with the two pink towers of the Old Mission, hosting today retreats and events. The brightly colored tiles of the County Courthouse are brilliant displays of… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Proud Of Rich History Of Santa Barbara

Famous architect George Washington Smith is behind the California movement known as the Spanish Colonial revival, beginning nearly 100 years ago. Smith left Harvard to work as a bond trader, and once he became a wealthy businessman, he moved to Santa Barbara area anticipating a relaxing lifestyle of painting. However, he was taken by surprise… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Furthers Advocacy For Hopice Of Santa Barbara

California’s long-time property expert and community-based investor, Kenny Slaught – executive of Investec Real Estate Companies – continues to demonstrate outstanding support and dedication to those who experienced hardship in life. Following his life philosophy as a visionary philanthropist, he advocates for the Hospice of Santa Barbara and one of their programs, Parenting After Loss.… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Notes Construction Delays Forcing Homeowners To Stay Put

Other elements influencing the current situation that are particularly Californian in nature are the result of a general scarcity of land in desirable locations. Undeveloped land prices are prohibitively high, especially around the Los Angeles and San Francisco metro areas. Kenny Slaught points to regular construction delays on new projects, which cause many owners to… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught On the History of Hoover Dam

Giving a historical account of Hoover Dam, Kenny Slaught says that the major structure was concluded during the American Great Depression period, amid 1931 and 1936, which cost the government $49 million dollars. Before, the dam was named Boulder Dam, but was later renamed Hoover Dam as a tribute to the erstwhile-President Herbert Hoover, who… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Discusses Hoover Dam’s Benefit To Americans

Situated adjoining the states of Arizona and Nevada in America, Hoover Dam is an important project designed to give water and hydroelectric energy to the citizens of that region, taking advantage of the immense power of the Colorado River. California-based real estate developer and thoughtful philanthropist Kenny Slaught appreciates the impact of the miraculous architectural… Continue Reading