Beverly Drive, Highland Park, Dallas, Texas

Maienza + Wilson Architectural Renovation, Interior Design and Decoration

Embarking on this journey in the historic and vibrant community of Highland Park, particularly to create a Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial Revival-inspired residence, was a deeply gratifying experience, especially given the opportunity to work for such exceptional clients. Their dream was to infuse their residence with the distinctive charm and elegance of a Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial Revival style home, a vision that presented us with a fascinating challenge. The project was particularly unique because it involved an ambitious addition beneath the existing structure of the house.

In this new space created under the house, we diligently applied principles of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, incorporating groin vaulted terra-cotta ceilings that lend an air of authenticity and historical grandeur synonymous with Santa Barbara style homes. These ceilings, together with the artisanal craftsmanship evident in the decorative tile floors, became the foundation of our transformational efforts. The tiles, carefully selected and laid, epitomize the Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial Revival aesthetic, marrying functionality with unmatched aesthetic appeal.

Our commitment to embodying the Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial Revival style extended beyond the structural enhancements. The home's exterior received meticulous architectural detailing, a tribute to the artisanal craftsmanship and attention to detail that Spanish Colonial Revival architecture demands. Internally, the addition of beams and artisanal lighting further enriched the ambiance, casting serene, inviting lights that highlight the home's new character.

A cornerstone of our design was the integration of decorative tile floors and beam painting, both quintessential elements of a Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial Revival style home. These features were instrumental in transforming the residence, with each painted beam and tile floor reflecting the pinnacle of artisanal craftsmanship. The decorative tile floors, laid with precision, and the intricately painted beams, with motifs that capture the essence of Santa Barbara style, showcase our dedication to detail and historical accuracy.

This project, aimed at converting the house into an exemplar of Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, stands as a testament to the enduring beauty and artisanal quality of Santa Barbara style homes. From the terra-cotta ceilings down to the decorative tile floors and beyond, every element was chosen to celebrate the rich tradition and aesthetic of Santa Barbara Spanish Colonial Revival design. The transformation not only met our clients' aspirations but also enriched the historic community of Highland Park with a residence that embodies the sophistication, charm, and artisanal craftsmanship of a true Santa Barbara style home.


Gregorius Pineo Furniture, handcrafted and artisanal furniture and lighting. Handmade tiles.