The clients were living in a Spanish revival neighborhood in San Mateo and specifically desired a home that reflected their interest in that style, as well as features they have seen on their travels. Their Sonoma property, only a short walk from the historic downtown district, had many natural features such as large oak trees, rock outcroppings, and a perfect empty meadow for a new vineyard. The challenge was to replace a poorly designed existing home with a slightly larger new home, while preserving as many of the large oaks as possible. The Spanish revival style is typically characterized by fields of traditional, informal materials with focused accents of highlighted details. To achieve this appearance I chose stone, stucco and tile as field materials, heavy timber and iron for the accents, and employed local artisans and craftsmen.