About a century ago, noteworthy architect George Washington Smith, initiated the California movement known as the Spanish Colonial revival. Smith was a man who dropped out of Harvard to later work as a bond trader. Once Smith became prosperous, he moved to Santa Barbara area to live a calm life and wanted to concentrate on his painting hobbies. But, he was surprised when he noticed that everyone admired the house he had made driving him to keep making impressive architectural buildings for other people in California. He only used real materials from Spain and integrated new and old world styles. Today, Smith’s works are very sought after and are well regarded for their essential beauty and cultured design. He is known as a founding father of Santa Barbara, as many generations of architects have been motivated by his artistic technique. Kenny Slaught regards the robust attention to detail needed to design a structure of such artistic brilliance.