Widely recognized as a tourist destination, this coastal California town, north of Los Angeles, is full of beautiful buildings with a rich history. From Spanish inspired homes to intricately adorned archways and structures, the city was developed with the intention of an appealing and purposeful design. Santa Barbara real estate professional, Kenny Slaught, provides insight into how the architectural integrity was upheld throughout the years. He notes that the natural charm of this region was intentional. As early as 1925, city planners enacted development controls to prevent demotion of Spanish Colonial architecture. The Santa Barbara community was the first in the United States to proactively think about the importance of historic buildings. In 1960 Santa Barbara even established legal protection for it’s historic landmarks.
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