Test of Tyme to hold free seminar with Associate Architectural Historian and Professor Emeritus, Rick Janick, at +Olive in the Crossroads Shopping Center, A Look at the Frank Lloyd Wright Homes of Carmel and Pebble Beach


Test of Tyme, an international investment and development company that restores, builds, buys and sells estates in Carmel and Pebble Beach and beyond, will be holding a free seminar featuring a presentation by Rick Janick, Associate Architectural Historian and Professor Emeritus.  Rick will provide “A Look at the Frank Lloyd Wright Homes of Carmel and Pebble Beach” at +Olive, a sustainable lifestyle boutique located at 120 Crossroads Boulevard in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Carmel, CA. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 17th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM with light refreshments. Don Whitaker of Test of Tyme and Ashley Yeates, owner of +Olive, will also make brief remarks.  Event sponsors include +Olive, Test of Tyme, and Gallery Sur. RSVP’s are required as seating is limited. For more information and to RSVP, please email [email protected] or call (831) 655-2008.

In his presentation, Rick will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright’s three projects for the Monterey Peninsula: Nesbitt House (1941), Haldorn House (1945) and the Walker House (1948-52) that are in Carmel and Pebble Beach.  He will share fascinating information and stories about Wright, an internationally respected architect, including excerpts from letters between Wright and his clients, and color renderings from the projects. The Walker House is currently in the process of being added to the National Register of Historic Places.

About Rick Janick, Associate Architectural Historian and Professor Emeritus

Rick Janick is an award-winning Carmel-based Associate Architectural Historian with over 40 years of experience. He has compiled, supervised and published Architectural Resource Inventories for the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey and Pacific Grove. He has also been the Architectural Historian for a Historic Resource Inventory for the County of Monterey and for the City of San Juan Bautista.

Rick has developed, with registered Architectural Historian, Kent Seavey, an important Architectural Archive consisting of building files for Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Monterey County, over 1100 slides of the Morley Baer Archive of local architects, and drawings and models of local architects. The archive will become a non-profit organization, MARI (Monterey Architectural Resource Inventory) soon. Rick has published numerous articles and worked with the Monterey Museum of Art, the Monterey Bay Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, and other organizations. He is currently working on a Revision of Catalogue on Monterey Architecture and has compiled letters of correspondence between clients and Frank Lloyd Wright concerning his four projects for the Monterey Peninsula.

Rick is a Professor Emeritus of Art History and the Gentrain Program at Monterey Peninsula College where he taught for nearly 40 years and developed many highly respected art and architecture courses and tours. He was a Visiting Professor of Architectural History at Cal-Poly, Pomona in Pomona, California and a lecturer in Art History at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and El Camino Junior College. He was a member of the staff of J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu as a graduate student at UCLA.

Rick’s interest in Frank Lloyd Wright spans many decades and Rick graduated with Special Honors from Lake Forest College for his Senior Thesis about Frank Lloyd Wright. He was an elected honorary member of The Monterey Bay Chapter of The American Institute of Architects and was Co-Recipient of the Stanton Award in 2006. He also earned a Fulbright Fellowship to Holland and Belgium. He has lead over a dozen tours to Europe as well.

Rick holds an M.A. in Art History from UCLA and a B.F.A. in Art History-Architectural History from University of Southern California. He also has a B.A. in Physics and Art History from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. He is a member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, California Preservation Foundation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

About Test of Tyme

Founded in 2008, Test of Tyme is an international investment and development company that restores, builds, buys and sells estates in Carmel and Pebble Beach and beyond. Test of Tyme features a partnership with artisans Don Whitaker and Scott Coulter, and Susana DeFatima Silva, MA, REALTOR®.

Known as two of the most sought-after artisans and consultants on the Monterey Peninsula, Test of Tyme’s Don Whitaker and Scott Coulter and their hand-picked group of sub-contractors, have worked together to build or renovate many of the largest estates in the area. Due to their passion and talent, artistic vision and top craftsmanship, they have been honored to work on more than 350 of the largest and most beautiful homes and structures in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pebble Beach, including more than 20 homes on the ocean side of Seventeen Mile Drive in Pebble Beach.

One of their specialties is in the replication and creation of Old World-inspired finishes (1680’s – 1740’s European style), as well as the creation of original pieces designed for a specific home or space. They also restore paintings and other works of art.

Test of Tyme can transform every aspect of the average home into a marvelous homage to the old-world escapes captured off the pages of a European novella. The craftsmanship and artistic vision of every member of this team poured into the very foundation of each of their passionate projects. For more information about Test of Tyme, go to www.testoftyme.com or call (831) 655-2008.

About Don Whitaker/Test of Tyme

A partner in Test of Tyme, Monterey native Don Whitaker is also the owner of The Golden Hammer in Pacific Grove providing cabinetry and custom millwork, including furniture design. He earned local, state-wide and international awards for his carpentry work and has over 40 years of experience, primarily on the largest homes in the Carmel and Pebble Beach area. His passion for perfection is reflected in his wood artistry seen in doors, beams, cabinets, floors and more. Don is a graduate of Monterey High School and attended Monterey Peninsula College.

About Scott Coulter/Test of Tyme

A partner in Test of Tyme and also the owner of Time Honored Finishes, Scott is legendary for his custom painting and extraordinary “time honored finishes” that transform the interior and exterior of a home into a work of art for generations to come. Specializing in rustic furnishes, antique revitalization, Old World finishes, varnishes and custom painting. His surfaces are scraped, distressed, shaded, brushed, aged and inspired by Scott’s vision. Scott also skillfully restores damaged sculptures and paintings, as well as modifying other pieces to synchronize fluidly within a home.

About Susana DeFatima Silva, MA, REALTOR®

Susana DeFatima Silva, MA, REALTOR® #CalBRE 01159741 is a partner in Test of Tyme. Susana is also a real estate agent with Keller Williams and KW Coastal Estates in Carmel. A native of Terçeira, The Açores Islands of Portugal,  Susana has over 20 years of experience in project management and real estate development. She holds an MA Degree in International Policy Studies, with a focus in International Trade, Investments & Development from the prestigious Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA in Communications from CSU Monterey Bay. She is also an active community volunteer, and has worked with MEarth, Monterey County Reads of the Panetta Institute, Kinship Center of Monterey County, Meals on Wheels, Big Brothers Big Sisters and F.D.E.S. Portuguese Hall of Monterey, a non-profit that raises revenue to fund scholarships for local youth.

Susana has Realtor partners all over the world, in the United States and Internationally. She has access to an international property MLS and a luxury agent networking site which affords her the opportunity to share her listings with real estate professionals around the world. This also allows her to promote International builder and developer projects. Susana is a part of a key network of successful and dedicated agents working at the top of the market. She participates with other Realtors and special experts to learn and apply what is working in today's real estate investment market, both locally and globally.

For more information about Test of Tyme, go to www.testoftyme.com or call (831) 655-2008.

About Ashley Yeates and +Olive - Sustainable Lifestyle Boutique

A licensed attorney in Texas, Ashley Yeates left the legal profession to follow a passion for “making things beautiful.” In 2001, Ashley Yeates launched the first of her enterprises — AYI & Associates — a boutique interior design firm. Established in Dallas, Texas, she moved the boutique firm to Carmel, California in 2005 to lead a more organic lifestyle. The move intensified a love for nature and shifted her design style to focus on sustainability and wellness, ultimately resulting in +Olive. A graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Ashley decided to put her entrepreneurial spirit to work in pursuing a life-long passion for design. Today, her successful endeavors include +Olive, +Olive HC and CUSP.

+Olive is a luxury, sustainable furniture brand and retail concept in Carmel, California. Founder Ashley Yeates created +Olive to resolve frustrations with a lack of quality in the furniture industry and to provide natural furniture options to her clients. “The lifestyle line accurately reflects the character of a community deeply committed to preserving nature, protecting the environment, practicing overall wellness and recognizing our impact on furniture generations.” +Olive’s mission is to educate others on the importance of sustainable and environmentally conscious furniture, linens, and accessories.  The +Olive furniture brand  is currently in production in California, Arizona and New Mexico with manufacturing processes certified by the Forrest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Furnishings Council and using Global Organic Textile Standards.  The +Olive brand encompasses multiple furniture lines and encourages consumer creativity and product uniqueness while adhering to soft impact manufacturing practices.

The +Olive lifestyle boutique located at the Crossroads Shopping Center in Carmel, California held its Grand Opening in June, 2015. The storefront and team are dedicated to changing the way people make purchasing decisions by offering high quality, luxury items that consider ecological, health and social impact. +Olive offers Eco Wool, Natural Organic Latex, Organic Goose Feathers, FSC Certified Wood, Organic Cotton, Linen, Cashmere, Mohair, Jute, Sisal, Marble and Stone, Natural Oils and Stains and Chemical Free Furniture.

+Olive seeks to educate on thoughtful purchasing and to inspire a shift back to values of quality and supporting local businesses. This concept fosters health and well-being, pure spaces, safe environments, smaller carbon footprints, and a stronger economy. It attempts to make the world a better place. For more information about +Olive, go to www.plusolive.com or call (831) 250-5307.