Project 08 mediterranean-exterior
 

Project 08

Montecito Home - Exterior.
Architectural Design: Kamran Tabrizi.
Built by Giffin & Crane.
Photo by Jim Bartsch.
URL
http://www.giffinandcrane.com

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July 20, 2013
whocareswhoiam wrote:
What color is the stucco - It appears there are various colors of stucco or perhaps it is the natural sunlight that is causing the stucco to look different. What are the colors here? Also what type of garage doors were used, can't seem to locate a photo of garage. This is a beautifully designed estate.
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Thank you.

The garage doors were cedar and look like carriage doors.

The base colors of the stucco were off the "la habra" color chart. It's a smooth steel trowel texture. The working of the steel trowel provides some of the variation in color that you see.

Then to enhance the old world feel, an "aging wash" was applied over the stucco to achieve the effect you describe. In order to do this, you have to find an arrogant artisan painter with an attitude who will charge you a lot of money to basically spray heavily watered down paint over the house with a high pressure sprayer. This provides "80 years of patina" in 24 hours. While there is a knack to making it look natural, it's the attitude of the painter that really sticks forever...
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