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or 15 years, Tartaruga Design has been designing and manufacturing architectural detailing for its discerning clientele building their dream homes.

Founder and master sculptor Luca Savazzi has been studying architectural sculpture for over 20 years. Luca has worked in almost every conceivable sculptural medium, including wood, stone clay, bronze, terracotta and ceramic.

Recent investments in the latest sculptural software and powerful computerized carving equipment has brought us a newfound freedom to reintroduce the lost art of exterior carved wooden ornamentation. By combining the power and precision of the latest computerized carving technology with traditionally trained craftsmen, we can produce beautiful wooden detailing that has not seen widespread use for centuries.

Tartaruga has studied the historical designs of the carved bargeboard and assembled a collection of architecturally appropriate designs. These designs can be incorporated into historically inspired home designs, as well as modern properties that are looking for that added touch to set them apart from their counterparts.

We are traditional craftsmen that have embraced the freedom that the latest computerized equipment brings. We use our traditional woodworking experience in wood preparation, joinery, materials selection and hand-finishing techniques to complete every artisan-quality project.

All work is completed on our premises by our own full-time staff using North American-sourced, top-quality materials.

We welcome custom designs or the opportunity to use our design experience for you.

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