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When you enter The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ stained glass doors, where kilted doormen will greet you, you’ll see elements of California Craftsman architecture. Clean lines, open spaces and lots of wood dominate everything from the vaulted-ceilinged lobby to the guestrooms. Although the Craftsman style hearkens back to the early 20th century, the San Diego hotel only opened in spring 2002. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is an exact replica of the Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, both of which are prime examples of Craftsman-style architecture by Greene & Greene. In fact, craftsman expert Randell L. Makinson, who is part of the Gamble House Trust, oversaw the design of the hotel; Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo was the architect for the project. They gave it natural colors, wing-like rooflines, shingle and sandstone-bluff exteriors, clinker-brick masonry, jatoba wood and stone surfaces.