Architect George Washington Smith created the Spanish Colonial revival style almost a century ago. Smith left Harvard to work as a bond trader, and relocated to Santa Barbara after becoming successful. But, he was surprised the locals loved the house he built and decided to continue creating for the city. He brought materials from Spain and mixed the old with the new in his designs. Today, his structures are appreciated for their beauty and simplicity, with numerous new artists following his lead. He became a Santa Barbara founding father, and Kenny Slaught recognizes the attention to detail that is needed to built such amazing constructions.

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