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Here’s a few more spanish colonial revival details from downtown Carmel by the Sea.  Notice the haphazardness of the roof tiles in the first shot… coupled with the same roof tiles being used under the eave as arched details… also notice that the bricks are set at an angle under the eaves… for a tad more detail

 

The drain scupper off the upstairs balcony… is a single upside down roof tile.  Nice plaster work under that scupper too.  Beautifully stacked bricks make the balcony railing detail

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A nicely done spanish colonial revival staircase in the Las Tiendas Building on Ocean Ave. in Carmel by the Sea, CA.  looks to be a 1920 era building.

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Look carefully at this wrought iron.  Move around the window view bars if you can’t see the whole image.   It is a small very small fence on a building in Carmel by the Sea, CA.   Awesome work.  Such amazing detail at the top…each little dragon head different than the next.  It is inspiring to think that somebody cared enough to build this grate … that 80 years later still really makes a huge impact.

A simple iron fence that makes you smile.

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Jeff Shelton is my favorite moorish/spanish colonial revival style architect… BY FAR!  He makes FUN buildings.  Take Gaudi’s assistant Josep Maria Jujol, mix with Dr. Seuss, toss in a bit of MC Escher… and then stir in a bunch of tile… more than a bunch actually.  I think Jeff must have some sort of back door arrangement with a a mexican encaustic tile factory somewhere.

Dig around on his site… you will love it… I guarantee it!

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