The clients requested a French Country Style residence with authentic detailing throughout. The project reflects the formality of a manor house with the more modest scale of a cottage. This is accomplished through massing, careful use of stone, and a richness of detail. The roof is slate with redwood eaves and corbels, the walls are plaster and stone, and the windows and doors are solid mahogany.

James Smith designed our home at 3105 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. I found James to be professional, courteous and knowledgeable. His work for us, on this project, was timely and met our expectations in every way. James’ ability to represent our desires and ideas, combined with his knowledge and skill, produced a masterful design.

I would not hesitate hiring him for another project or recommending him to anyone looking for an experienced architect.
— Murray M. Smith