The Architecture Styles of Luxury California
California offers the perfect weather and environment for luxurious living. The Golden State’s aesthetic draws inspiration from centuries of history. Though the original homes were primarily Spanish Mission, other styles gained popularity over time such as Art Deco, Googie, Craftsman, Contemporary and Modern.
The West Coast of California is the home of choice for many affluent individuals; from Silicon Valley tech moguls to Hollywood power players. These homes boast luxurious amenities, breath-taking views and enviable landscaping with styles ranging from regal and traditional to sleek, modern houses that push the boundaries of architecture.
Characteristics of California Architecture
California has a startling array of architectural styles that blend the state's rich cultural history with state-of-the-art innovation. Beach houses have been adorning the pacific coast ever since the 1800s, with their signature wide eclectic porches and extensive use of wood. Contemporary homes made with natural wood and stone dot the famous Los Angeles area. Floor to ceiling glass windows take full advantage of the sweeping views and natural light that the neighbourhood offers. On the other hand, the white Stucco walls and deep red tones of Santa Barbara architecture reminisce of 17th century Madrid.
Luxury Architecture in California
Any California architect would be delighted to work with the natural beauty of the desert and the Pacific Ocean to create a magnificent home. Skilled residential California architect, Miguel Rueda, has created some of the most impressive luxury designs dazzling estates, resorts and hotels in the state.
Here is a taste of Californian architecture:
Residential Architecture California
Luxury Traditional architecture styles such as Spanish Revival dominate Santa Barbara and Bel Air architecture. The Rindge Family Home built in 1893 for queen Anne is a true Spanish-style home that combines white stucco walls, red tile roofing, Iroko wood ceilings, and asymmetrical towers.
This Italian inspired Beverly Park Beverly Hills mansion stands out with its natural stone walls, made from the finest Thassos marble. Created by modern architecture firm, Miguel Rueda Designs, this masterpiece combines Italian architecture with touches of contemporary style. The renowned Colonial-style mansion Del Mar, also created by luxury California residential architects, is the cream of luxury Newport Beach architecture.
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Hotels in California such as the Belmond El Encanto and Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara seamlessly blend the traditional appearance of the residential properties in the neighbourhood with state-of-the-art amenities, all without looking out of place.
Nowhere else in the world will you find ultra luxury hotels other than in Beverly Hills. The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a luxurious masterpiece, is designed in the Italian Renaissance style complete with a full Olympic sized swimming pool.
Luxurious four- and five-star resorts in California vary so widely in architectural design that no one style dominates. Los Angeles architecture has seen an upsurge of luxe new Modern-style hotels such as The James, The Edition, Soho House and Nomad. The Nobu Ryokan, in Malibu, stands out with distinctive wood accents and an Oriental flair reminiscent of Japanese architecture.
Hotels such as the Hotel Bel-Air ooze with old-world glamour - from the Spanish-Colonial Stucco façades to the lush gardens and romantic lakes. This hotel, which boasts the most prestigious Presidential Suite in all of Los Angeles, offers the best of modern architecture California.
Miguel Rueda Designs -
Luxury Modern and Contemporary California architecture
Miguel Rueda Designs, a luxury California architecture firm led by creative designer Miguel Rueda, has vast experience in luxury residential real estate in Beverly Hills. Miguel Rueda has conceptualized, designed, and developed some of the most unique architecture projects in California. Some of the creations include State of the art modern houses in Bel Air and grand estates in Beverly Hills California.