Work in Progress: Revamping a Spanish Mission Home

As some of you may know, for nearly a year I’ve been spending a lot of time in Las Vegas revamping a traditional Spanish Mission home. We’re now far enough along that I think it would be fun to share some of our progress. It’s been an incredibly fun project to be involved with, in no small part to the great team of designers and skilled vendors involved.

Cearnal Andrulaitis, the Santa Barbara-based architects, are bringing stunning authentic mission details to the home, while landscape architects Lifescapes International have designed the grounds and gardens. I’m particularly fond of the wonderful Canary palms already installed next to the expansive pool:

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We’re using various handmade terra cotta tiles throughout the interiors and I can’t wait to see the progress on this installation. I’ll share more photos after my next site visit. In the meantime, here are a few interior and exterior shots from the project so far:

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Check back for an update as tile and millwork go in!


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