|I think this would look prettier in the daytime, so you could see the gorgeous iron window grilles, arched doorway, Cuban tile roof. I love the 2 towers|
|I would love to copy this fireplace in our house.|
|A beautiful sightline from the arched doorway through to the loggia with fountain and onward through another arched doorway.|
|The Spanish tiled floors are weathered and beautiful|
Ever since purchasing our 1936 Monterey Style home in St. Petersburg, Florida, I've become a little obsessed with Spanish Colonial Revival and Mission Style homes. In my research on this style of home, I have discovered that Actress and Producer Diane Keaton has become a faithful restorer and preservationist of this style of home in California. She's also put together a couple of books, one of which I am reading right now...California Romantica. I am not sure if I can say written because the text is by D.J.Waldie and photos by Lisa Hardway and Paul Hester, but her compilation of photos in this book is fabulous. This is not about the decorating, purely about the stunning architecture.
The house featured above was featured in Architectural Digest, I believe in 2008. You can read the article HERE.