Contractor Steve Simunac's blend of timber and stone captures the essence of eclectic Southern California architecture, (in this case a blend of Tuscan and Mountain architecture). The timbers he used to create the trusses were lightly sanded rough sawn timbers with some of the original patina remaining. These reclaimed Douglas fir beams were originally used to construct grain elevators in the Canadian prairies which were located adjacent to the major train routes. Now that the grain elevators time has passed, it was time to find them a new home. As with fine wine, they just get better with age.