Hearst Castle: Exploring The Grand Estate

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Hearst Castle: Exploring The Grand Estate

Posted by in Travel & Leisure | June 15, 2018
Hearst Castle

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and masterly situated on the Central Coast hilltops of San Simeon, rests Hearst Castle, one of California’s most visited historic landmark estates. It is little wonder why the early 20th Century newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst, formally named the estate “La Cuesta Encantada” meaning “The Enchanted Hill.”

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Craftsman Style Architecture

Posted by in Architecture | September 15, 2013
Craftsman Style Architecture

Pictured Above: The Edward Schulmerich House, Hillsboro, Oregon 1915

During the early 1900s the American Craftsman style also associated with the American Arts and Crafts movement and the Greene brothers, gained popularity as Americans became drawn to homes with character, detail, and more efficient floor plan layouts. The movement favored a handmade aesthetic with simple materials over mass production, and writers like Henry Wilson and Gustav Stickley contributed to the popularity of the highly unique nature and harmony feel. In fact, one of the most well-known Craftsman style homes was built in California by Greene and Greene.

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Mission Revival Style Architecture

Posted by in Architecture | November 15, 2010
Mission Style Architecture

Pictured above: A combination of Mission Revival, Spanish, & Mediterranean architecture.

The Mission Revival Style was an architectural movement during the late 19th century that drew much of its inspiration from the Spanish missions along the coast of California from the late 18th and early 19th century.

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Why Hire An Architect?

Posted by in Architecture | March 15, 2009
Interviewing A Professional

Like many individuals, you may be wondering how an architect can help you achieve your goals for your current project. Though every project varies in scope, an architect, if chosen wisely, can help you clarify and define your building needs, look beyond your immediate requirements, efficiently manage your project, maximize your investment, see the bigger picture, and solve unforeseen problems.

Let’s begin by defining what an architect is. Quite simply, an architect is a licensed professional who plans, designs, and oversees the construction of buildings. It takes many years of education, internship, and testing to acquire an architectural license. This license is regulated and awarded by the State in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of those occupying the buildings the architect designs.

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