In 2001 I formed a partnership with David Henig to work on this project in Brentwood Park (Los Angeles), with Marc Appleton in Santa Monica serving as the local architect of record. As perhaps the most knowledgeable proponent of the Spanish Colonial vernacular practicing today, Marc became a wonderful mentor to us – as both a designer and someone who knew something about running a business. We might have preferred a more progressive take on the traditional forms, but the owners loved the great Montecito classics of George Washington Smith and this became our tribute to the canon.
Interior Designer: Lois Reinis
Photographer: Alexander Vertikoff