The Spanish colonial Revival architecture was invented by George Washington Smith almost a century ago. Smith quit studying at Harvard to work as a bond trader, and went to Santa Barbara to retire. But, as locals liked the house he designed, he decided to create more art for the city. He integrated old and new styles and used materials brought from Spain. Smith’s work is now popular thanks to its beauty and complexity. Many new artists took him as inspiration, and he is considered as a founding father to the city. Kenny Slaught appreciates the detail-oriented eye needed to make such gorgeous artistic pieces.

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