Guest Profile: Xorin Balbes
Award winning architectural conservator, lauded designer, and philanthropist, Xorin Balbes discovered his passion and vision for the design and re-design process while renovating his first home in Santa Barbara "...it's important to honor the creativity of the past while at the same time respect(ing) and honor(ing) the creativity that wants to express itself now."
The founder and co-owner of TempleHome, which harbors an impressive high-profile celebrity client list, Xorin is also well known for his remarkable restorations of several architecturally significant properties in the Los Angeles area including the Sowden House, a 1926 Lloyd Wright; Talmadge Villa, the Los Feliz replica of a 17th century Italian villa and the former home of 1920s screen legend, Norma Talmadge; and the award winning restoration of the 1929 Art Deco Security-First Pacific Bank.
Xorin's impressive succession of re-designs and renovations encouraged him to develop his own philosohpy for home design entitled, SoulSpace. The process was born out of Xorin's discovery of a deeper purpose and meaning in his life, and his aspiration to share this deeper more soulful way of living with others.
Xorin Balbes's Shows:
|Nov 18, 2011
The Women's Hour segment focuses on the home. Famous Architect talks about his book SoulSpace ... just in case you needed help de-cluttering!