Tichenor & Thorp Architects

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Mediterranean Inspiration

Born in California, the husband-­and-wife team of Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp founded their eponymous practice in 1990. Since then, the duo designed over 350 projects across the country, emphasizing craft.

Included in their new book “Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp”, this property features a living room loggia with welcoming outdoor seating, which encourages social gatherings.

“The lap pool brings an element of seclusion to the smaller space”, Tichenor and Thorp say. Inspired by the azulejos that adorn many Portuguese quintas (farmhouses), Tichenor painted a series of blue-and-white tiles and panels that border the pool and spa.

“This home has elements of Mediterranean style tied into the ease and comforts of a California lifestyle”, the duo says.

Images by Roger Davies

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