Spanish Colonial Residence in San Marino
This 7,000 square foot new Spanish Colonial residence sits on a large uniquely shaped property on one of San Marino’s most private and sought after streets. The neighborhood is filled with traditional homes by historically significant architects and the design of this project strives to seamlessly fit in to its’ context. The wedge shaped lot generated an angular floor plan layout, which was very common to the local Spanish Colonial style of the 1920’s and 1930’s nearby. Smooth stucco, clay tiles roofs, pre cast concrete detailing, wrought iron detailing, arches, and corbels form the primary exterior architectural vocabulary. A circular drive brings guests to the front of the house while the large rear yard contains peaceful gardens and an Olympic length pool. On the interior, the plan is more open than in traditional Spanish Colonial houses. However, the traditional details such as arches, coffered beamed ceilings, and highly decorative wrought iron and tile highlight the richly colored interiors as was seen in the great houses of the 1920’s and 1930’s nearby.