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This sumptuous and comprehensive volume embraces one of the most beloved house forms, the Spanish Colonial Revival, presenting at once a lavish portrait of the style as well as the definitive statement on the subject through more than three hundred color photographs. 

The Spanish style in architecture encompasses facets from a vast array of traditions, many of which are in evidence in these extraordinary houses. Elements include thickset, whitewashed stucco walls, deeply recessed doors, lushly planted courtyard gardens, intricate and colorful tile work, telescoping towers inset with Juliet balconies, elaborately traced wrought-iron window grilles, and richly appointed interiors heightened by drama in light and shadow cast by moody pendant lamps and low-burning fires. The houses featured are the very best of the type, both famous and little-known, and showcase the work of architects such as George Washington Smith, Bertram Goodhue, Wallace Neff, and Paul Williams, from the early twentieth century, to the work of contemporary practitioners, including Marc Appleton, Michael Burch Architects, and others. These homes are a fantasy for living made real in the Southern California sun.

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"In The California Casa, Douglas Woods has authored a love letter of sorts to Spanish Colonial Revival. The book showcases several exceptional homes through more than 300 photographs, revealing the elements unique to the beloved architectural form." ~ The Daily News

"This book bestows upon its audience the privilege of feeling like welcomed guests inside these beautiful abodes." ~ Sonoma Index-Tribune

About the Author

Douglas Woods, a Los Angeles native, is the author of Classic Homes of Los Angeles. Melba Levick is a widely published and exhibited photographer whose work for Rizzoli appeared most recently in C lassic Homes of Los Angeles. Brian Tichenor, a principal at Tichenor & Thorp Architects, is an architect and historian based in Beverly Hills.

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L. Wood
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Gorgeous Book!
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020
Beautiful book filled with page upon page of premium California Spanish architecture and design. I’m hoping to buy a spanish style home of my own very soon, and this book is perfect for dreaming, planning, and fantasizing about what elements from these beauties I’d like to... See more
Beautiful book filled with page upon page of premium California Spanish architecture and design. I’m hoping to buy a spanish style home of my own very soon, and this book is perfect for dreaming, planning, and fantasizing about what elements from these beauties I’d like to see added into my very own casa.
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William G. Troiano
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A Treasure For Your Library
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2012
The California Casa is a "must have" for those who appreciate the rich inventory of incredible Spanish Colonial Revival houses in Southern California. The book is filled with lesser known houses designed by some incredibly talented lesser known architects, as well as some... See more
The California Casa is a "must have" for those who appreciate the rich inventory of incredible Spanish Colonial Revival houses in Southern California. The book is filled with lesser known houses designed by some incredibly talented lesser known architects, as well as some of the well known ones as well. The appropriately done superb interior decoration in the majority of the houses is also a joy to see in the very professional and artistic collection of both interior and exterior photographs in the book. Several of the houses have their original kitchens and the current owners have optimized their charm with paint colors and accessories. As a collector of books on California architecture I was definitely impressed with this book and would highly recommend it to all who are interested in architecture.
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Yurisky Jimenez
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Great book
Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2020
California Casa is just a beautiful book. The pictures are amazing and it definitely gives you an emotion of calm and wanting to have your home revamped. Great coffee table book. Your guest will want to sit and view the book.
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Lilly Ford
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The California Casa
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2012
This book is literary a treasure to own. It is loaded with hundreds of glorious color photographs depicting a group of beautiful historical houses throughout California. What makes this book special is its depiction of some lesser known houses rarely or even never... See more
This book is literary a treasure to own.
It is loaded with hundreds of glorious color photographs depicting a group of beautiful historical houses throughout California.
What makes this book special is its depiction of some lesser known houses rarely or even never published in other books covering the same subject.
Each house is given a brief historical background, then the houses are shown through a series of shots revealing both the interiors and exteriors especially the beautiful gardens and fountains.
All in all a highly recommended book for all fine architecture enthusiasts and would make a beautiful gift or an attractive coffee-table book.
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van der Hof
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Good, not great
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2013
A handsome and wide-ranging book.....some very good restorations of classic Southern Ca Casas and the photos are exellent, especially of tile work and architectural detailing. Some mistakes: Fornasetti Chandelier is actually Fortuny-the Fornasetti bureau on the... See more
A handsome and wide-ranging book.....some very good restorations of classic Southern Ca Casas and the photos are exellent, especially of tile work and architectural detailing.
Some mistakes: Fornasetti Chandelier is actually Fortuny-the Fornasetti bureau on the previous page was the obviuos reference, a dining room called a living room, etc. Niggling but sloppy.
Worst problem, not not the author''s fault: almost every house had mediocre garden design and poor maintenance thus not showing the houses to best advantage. Even more disasterous: without exception every house needed the talents of a good interior designer. All those beautiful rooms saddled with poor colors,fabrics,furnishings. Even for the sake of staying in "period" much more needed to be done with scale,placement,style
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nchavez
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Reference book for all California Home Design & Decor
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2021
Love, love this book. It''s awesome. I have seen every page at least five times all ready. Beautiful photos, lots of detail.
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Anna M. Kelly
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Quality of book
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2021
Great photos and ideas as well if you are planning on a remodel or just a change of scenery in your yard. Makes a great table book...grabs a lot of attention.
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Bear One
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California Spanish Depicted in a Good Pictorial Book
Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2013
I love this book because it has lots of good color photos to illustrate the text. It is a good look at a regional style of architecture suitable for people who like the style and beautiful photographs depicting the subject. I would think more serious students of... See more
I love this book because it has lots of good color photos to illustrate the text. It is a good look at a regional style of architecture suitable for people who like the style and beautiful photographs depicting the subject. I would think more serious students of architecture would also find this book useful too.
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