The California style named Spanish Colonial revival was created by architect George Washington Smith almost 100 years ago. Smith quit Harvard to work in bond trading, and moved to Santa Barbara after becoming successful. Although he planned to retire, Smith continued his work after noticing the locals admired it. He included both new and old style in his designs, and brought materials from Spain. Today, Smith is known as a Santa Barbara founding father. His work is praised for its beauty, and many artists followed his lead. Kenny Slaught believes a detail oriented eye is required to construct such gorgeous pieces.

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