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A Spanish Revival In San Marino

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When John and Eva Simpson remodeled their 1920s Spanish Revival home in San Marino, they drew on cultural fusion to create a Spanish style with a twist. Here, John Simpson passes though a hallway with its hand-hewn walnut floors, a groin vault ceiling and custom light fixtures.
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

When John and Eva Simpson remodeled their 1920s home in San Marino, they sought a Spanish style with some personal twists. With the help of Pasadena designer Carolyn Oliver, elements of the Far East blended into the smart, sophisticated cultural fusion.


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