The "Versailles" pattern travertine, or should I say travertine in general is very 2005. Whenever I see it I think of the Real Housewives of Orange County - a little dry and very tired looking. What about some beautiful terra cotta as seen here? It's the same old terra cotta but in provincial patterns!
There is ONE reason I remember this house and it is because of it's flooring. The stark white walls allow you to enjoy the unique stain and because this house is on the wrong side of the street to enjoy a full ocean view, the flooring provides a nice distraction and bring your eye to the rear canyon view.
Another reason this house is special is because of it's massive second story terrace! This house is a perfect example of how proper massing is important. This house is vary large as it is approximately 5,517 square feet, but from the street it seems much more manageable. The plan is long, low, and lean - perfect for taking advantage of the cool coastal breezes.