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Spanish Colonial Revival

Spanish Colonial Revival architecture is characterized by a combination of detail from several eras of Spanish Baroque, Spanish Colonial, Moorish Revival and Mexican Churrigueresque architecture, the style is marked by the prodigious use of smooth plaster (stucco) wall and chimney finishes, low-pitched clay tile, shed, or flat roofs, and terracotta or cast concrete ornaments. Other characteristics typically include small porches or balconies, Roman or semi-circular arcades and fenestration, wood casement or tall, double–hung windows, canvas awnings, and decorative iron trim.

Renovations are currently taking place on the 2012 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The 1927 Spanish Colonial Revival home is a two-story wooden structure with a plaster exterior, hardwood floors, decorative tile, wrought iron railings and is topped with a roof of curved shape clay tiles. The woodwork includes dark wood ceiling beams and many splendidly designed wood-carved doors along with custom leather-tufted and metal clad interior doors, earning the home the nickname Casa de las Puertas, or “House of Doors.”

 

More info and tickets: www.pasadenashowcase.org

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Taken on February 4, 2012