What is the design style of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa?

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Julia Weiler

The former home of an 1880s equestrian estate, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa pays homage to its historic past through its design. Referred to by hotel staff as a “coastal California rancho-style estate,” the 9.5-acre property boasts a collection of modern buildings inspired by structures found on the original horse farm. The luxury hotel’s signature restaurant, Mustangs & Burros, was crafted to resemble the estate’s tack room while the business center was modeled after the caretaker’s cottage. Bricks painstakingly salvaged from the vintage structures were used in the new construction to add authentic flair. Other details, such as exposed beams, an iron chandelier and terra cotta flooring with Mexican Talavera accents, contribute ranch-inspired charm at the La Jolla hotel.

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