TRE architecture creates harmonious designs for clients eager to have their expectations raised and their vision realized.


Unique designs are created with the client's vision, needs and dreams in mind.  


Sustainable and distinct architecture with value in mind elevates communities to the next level.

Indoor meets outdoor

This 6500 sf home in the community of Santaluz embodies the Santa Barbara styling and lifestyle. Indoor / outdoor interaction is key with disappearing walls and deep loggias. Outdoor fireplaces provide warmth that allow the use year around.

Photography by TRE architecture and JDixx Photography.


Home has Island Inspiration

This Coastal Beauty typifies the "funky" environment of Leucadia. Its Hawaiian and Polynesian influenced architecture provides the tropical environment desired by the clients. We have transformed a low lying ranch style home into a West Indies/Hawaiian retreat. Indoor/outdoor interaction was key as was capturing the amazing ocean views. Material re-use, design efficiencies and very close project management led to a very cost effective yet high quality home.

Photography by TRE architecture and Eduardo Contreras

ritual and rhythms synthesized

In pursuit of creating a peaceful haven for the client, the concept of the Ritual House follows the ancient Indian principles of Vastu. This Vastu-inspired architecture synthesizes with the idea of the ritual. The ritual not only has ancient overtones as to how we live our daily lives, but also derives purpose from rhythms of nature. Observation of the natural cycles of the light, heat and wind inspires the architecture.


Historic landmark gets a refresh

This Rancho Santa Fe Estate is on the Registry of Historic Landmarks. Special attention was paid to maintaining integrity of details initially put forth by the original architect, Lillian Rice, back in the 1920s. The Christiancy Residence was awarded the Lily Award by the Rancho Santa Fe Association in 2004. Designed and coordinated by Allan Teta, Associate, while at Allard Jansen & Associates. Photography by Phillip Ritterman

The Christiancy Residence is featured in the hardcover The California Casa - authored by Douglas Woods.

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Coastal outlook

Transformation of this 1950s one story home to a commanding 2 story outlook was remarkable.  With its French Eclectic styling, this home fits in perfectly within its context and proximity to the well-known St. Malo commuity.  On a daily basis, our clients enjoy the view of dolphins at play in the Pacific Ocean from many rooms of the home as well as the outdoor living space.  A Man Cave becomes an integral part of the central courtyard, housing many poker events.

Photography by Nicole Hershman-Daniels.


Keeping with the classics

This circa 1930s home is a great example of French Normandy Eclectic architecture. The home is located just outside the gates of St. Malo. It was originally built by the father of Julia Childs and has been deemed historically significant. The renovation consists of minor building expansion, interior revision and exterior deck expansion. Detailed attention has been paid to maintain consistency with the existing style and detailing. The project allows for expansion while maintaining the architectural intent distinctive of the St. Malo community and surrounding homes.


four courts home

This 8500 square foot Adobe Ranch style home was accomplished through extensive research and detailing to help produce its time specific relevance. One of the biggest desires by the clients was to have a comfortable, understated home. As large as this home is, it  is very comfortable and manageable. The main core of the home containing the living, entry and kitchen is flanked on all four sides with courtyards. Designed and coordinated by Allan Teta, Associate, while at Allard Jansen & Associates.


good for the community

As part of the Del Oro Hills community, TRE architecture designed 17 single family homes; distinguishable while complementing the hillside and the surrounding architecture. The proposed home facades are designed with a refined architectural style united with colors, materials and shapes inspired from nature and the local vernacular. All of the Vista Pacific homes are proposed to be constructed with the State of California recognized Zero Energy Homes status as a standard feature.