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The Best Mediterranean Home Builders in the US

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Last updated on July 4th, 2024 at 03:06 pm

Mediterranean home styles have become a staple in the country’s home building industry for over a century. Mediterranean-style homes started to emerge in the country in the 1920s and have been among the most popular styles even up to this day. Mediterranean homes typically feature a blend of Spanish and Italian architecture, but the latest trends in home design are being incorporated into Mediterranean homes such as modern amenities and fixtures as well as sustainable design features. Mediterranean homes continue to be one of the most preferred home styles because of its timeless elegance and luxurious appeal.

This list features the best Mediterranean home builders in the country. Our team has evaluated these builders based on the awards and recognition they have received, their years in the business, industry affiliations, customer reviews, overall quality of projects, and other factors. Many of these builders have also received local and national recognition for their exceptional projects and have constructed some of the nation’s most impressive Mediterranean homes.

If you are thinking about building a Mediterranean home, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

Alvarez Homes

3617 Hudson Lane, Suite 101 Tampa, FL 33618

With roots tracing back to 1983, Alvarez Homes has grown into being among Tampa Bay’s most sought after custom home builders. Company founder Bobby Alvarez started the company because of his passion for design and construction. Under his leadership, the Alvarez family of companies has constructed over 450 luxury estates from Tampa to the Pinellas beaches and has amassed numerous awards including multiple Aurora Awards for Best Homes in the Southeast, NAHB Best in American Living Awards, and Best of Show Awards from Tampa’s Street of Dreams.

The Audrey Custom Home is among the company’s portfolio of top-notch homes. This Mediterranean home was designed and built by Alvarez Homes. It features a stucco exterior, beautiful hardwood flooring, a one-of-a-kind spiral staircase, and a stunning pool.

To know more about Alvarez Homes, you can contact Bobby Alvarez directly at 813-969-3033 or you can visit their website here.

Argue Custom Homes

14666 N 74th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Argue Custom Homes has been one of Scottsdale’s leading luxury custom home contractors for the last 25 years. The company has completed hundreds of beautiful homes in some of the valley’s most sought after locations. Using the latest building trends, the Argue team successfully integrates top-notch architecture in each project, resulting in well-executed work. Tom Argue, company president and founder, has many years of experience in the construction market. Argue established the company with the goal of building the finest homes in the finest neighborhoods. The firm has been a recognized luxury home builder with features in various publications including Luxe Interiors + Design, Epic Places, Phoenix Home & Garden, and Arizona Foothills, among others.

Among its exceptional projects is this formal Mediterranean home. The home features open spaces with an entryway giving straight sight through exterior pocketing doors to views of the breathtaking Camelback Mountain. In a joint venture with Candelaria Design Associates, the company completed this stunning project with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and exercise room with an exterior patio, movie/game room, an expansive home office, and a spacious backyard area complete with a barbeque bar, pizza oven, wet edge pool, fireplace, and a firepit.

Bob Chatham Custom Home Design

790 Daphne Ave. Suite C, Daphne, AL 36526

Bob Chatham is a second-generation residential designer that has been designing custom homes throughout Daphne, Fairhope, Mobile, Montrose, Point Clear, Silverhill, Spanish Fort, South Carolina, and Mississippi for over 25 years. The company specializes in waterfront, historical, and southern collage-style homes. Company founder Bob Chatham has been a professional member of the American Institute of Building Design for over two decades and is a member of NAHB. The company provides architectural design and architectural drawings, green building, historic building conservation, custom homes, and sustainable design.

This Nature’s View home is among the company’s projects in the Mediterranean style category. Designed by Bob Chatham Custom Home Design and built by Phillip Vlahos of Destin Custom Home, the property features a stucco exterior and stained wood accents. Its artful entryway consists of stained arched doors with transoms and a hanging gas lantern.

Bob Thompson Homes

8333 Douglas Ave. Suite #1650, Dallas, TX 75225

Bob Thompson Homes specializes in high-end technical construction and meticulously crafted luxury homes throughout Dallas and the surrounding areas. Company founder Bob Thompson’s decades of experience in constructing luxury homes have provided the company with the skill and knowledge to deliver pristine and seamless homes. The company’s team now has over 200 years of combined experience and consistently sets the standard for luxury homes in the area.

Bob Thompson Homes takes pride in its award-winning team that has mastered construction complexities and has specialized in modern technologies and sophisticated modeling systems. Equipped with these technical skills as well as the unwavering passion for excellence, the company has garnered numerous industry awards and glowing reviews and referrals from its satisfied clients. Among these awards are D Home Magazine Best Builder Award from 2005–2019, Southern Accents Show Home Builder, Neiman Marcus Anniversary Show Home Builder, and MacSam Special Achievement Award for Excellence.

Bold Construction

50051 Governors Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Bold Construction continues to pride itself on its precision and high-quality craftsmanship. Based in Chapel Hill, the company is among the Triangle’s premier custom home builders, specializing in luxury custom homes, home additions, home remodeling, design-build, general construction, and commercial construction services. Bold Construction’s residential portfolio includes custom homes with prices ranging from $600,000 to $4 million Some of the company’s notable works are located in the beautiful communities of Governors Club, Maida Vale, The Oaks, Chapel Hill Country Club, and other fine neighborhoods throughout the area.

This Mediterranean home in Maida Vale is a 13,000-square-foot custom home with wine cellar, basketball court, elevator, two kitchens, grand double-curved staircases, a large veranda, an outdoor kitchen, and quality finishes throughout the property. To know more about Bold Construction, you can visit their website at

Bomar Builders

230 South West Natura Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Award-winning Bomar Builders continues to deliver personalized and unparalleled custom home building services to clients in Florida. Founded in 1989, the firm has formed a top quality portfolio of homes ranging from classic home styles to cutting-edge contemporary styles. The company has completed some of South Florida’s finest residences and has impressed numerous clients with its design and construction expertise.

One of the company’s most impressive Mediterranean-style projects is this spectacular home in Intracoastal. This grand estate features a spacious living area framed with mirrors and white crown molding, gorgeous hardwood flooring, a beautiful entry door, wood garage doors, an elevator, elegant bathrooms, a massive all-white kitchen with updated amenities, and arched windows and doors throughout.

Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes

8910 E. Raintree Dr., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Founded in 1986, Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes is known for its expertise in building luxury custom homes throughout Arizona. Tony Calvis, company founder, recognized an opportunity to reshape the way luxury homes were built. With the same vision as architectural designer Gary Wyant, Calvis Wyant was born. Today, the company has established a reputation for its excellent architectural, design, and construction work—all under one roof. Its team of seasoned professionals has designed and built numerous stunning homes across the state with styles ranging from traditional, classic, and Mediterranean to modern and contemporary.

Among its notable Mediterranean custom home projects is the Mediterranean Villa. This breathtaking property serves as a Southwestern retreat for the owner’s large extended family. Designed by Gary Wyant and constructed by Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes, the project features several, large living areas, patio areas, and elegant rooms. This project won 2018 Best in American Living Awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Comito Building and Design

6380 Corporate Centre Circle #235, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Luxury custom homes are Comito Building and Design’s expertise. With over 40 years of full-service design-build experience, the company specializes in providing architectural home design, site planning, and construction services throughout Colorado Springs. The company has an in-house team of architectural, construction, and interior design experts, providing clients with one-stop-shop services from conception to completion. From European, craftsman mountain, and traditional home styles to modern and contemporary homes, the Comito team masterfully crafts each space to deliver clients their dream homes.

In its years of being in the business, the company has earned many industry awards, including 42 MAME awards for Best Architectural Design, Best Interior Design, Best New Home, Best Landscaping, and Best Charitable project. Comito Building and Design is also a recipient of the 2018 Parade of Homes award for the $1.7 to $1.9 million category, and is a four-time People’s Choice Award Winner.

Diego Handcrafted Homes

8100 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite M4-511, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Diego Handcrafted Homes is a Certified Green Professional (CGP) design-build firm, specializing in building high-performance and sustainable homes that are healthy, durable, comfortable, sustainable, and energy and water-efficient. The company has established a reputation for its energy-efficient and functional homes that exude beauty and elegance through the creative use of light and materials. In addition, the company incorporates universal design and aging in place principles to ensure that each home would stand the test of time.

For its exceptional projects, the company has received various awards including the 2017 Premier Award and the 2017 Premier Green Home Award from the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico. Founder Diego M. Ruiz holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of New Mexico and worked as an intern architect for Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, and has a background in graphic design and architecture, marketing, and illustration and design.

Fratantoni Luxury Estates

9811 East Bell Rd. Suite #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Fratantoni Luxury Estates is a full-service design-build firm based in Scottsdale. The company has an in-house team of experienced architects, builders, and interior designers, who are all dedicated to producing high-quality luxurious homes throughout Arizona’s most prestigious locations.

The company incorporates its meticulous craftsmanship with its ability to design and construct homes of any style. Whether it’s a Spanish-style home or a contemporary estate, the Frantatoni team possesses the skills to ensure that every design need of the client is met and the results would be what the clients envisioned.

Throughout the years, the firm has completed projects for many high-profile clientele including athletes, owners of major NBA teams, and Fortune 500 executives. One of the firm’s most notable projects is this formal Mediterranean home in Phoenix. The luxurious estate features a grand entryway with a double staircase, high ceilings, a neutral color palette, white crown molding and exposed beams, an updated spacious kitchen, and a stunning backyard pool.

JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors Construction

3660 Stoneridge Rd., Bldg. A-102, Austin, TX 78746

JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors Construction is an architect-led design-build company with over 30 years of construction expertise. Serving Austin, Houston, and Dallas residents, the firm provides architectural design, architectural drawings, custom home construction, floor and landscape plans, and project management services. The company was established by Luis Jauregui, F.A.I.A., a registered architect and interior designer who graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Environmental Design and a Masters of Architecture. Jauregui is a long-standing member of the national and local American Institute of Architects and is a founding member on the leadership committee of national AIA’s Knowledge Community Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) and a founding member of Austin’s AIA CRAN committee. Under his leadership, the company has constructed one-of-a-kind homes for its clients.

One of these amazing projects is the Seven Oaks home. The project features around 9,300-square-foot of living space consisting of open living spaces, a large game room with a wet bar, and a separate media room. It also features a master suite and guest quarters on the main level and three additional bedrooms and a sitting area on the second.

Joseph Custom Homes

18 Manzano Rd., Corrales, NM 87048

Joseph Custom Homes is an award-winning general contracting company that has built a superb quality portfolio of over 250 homes. Building in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, East Mountains, and the surrounding areas, the company has impressed many residents with its construction expertise. The company has a professional architect, builder, and designer on staff to ensure clients that their homes will be handled with the utmost care, from conception to completion. The highly skilled and knowledgeable team has years of experience in designing and building homes of various styles and has worked on new custom homes, home remodels, green building, and aging-in-place projects.

Included in the company’s completed projects is this classic Mediterranean home. The home features a mixed siding exterior, arched entryways, exposed ceiling beams, and a cozy living room. Dark cabinetry was used in the kitchen, which features a huge island that also serves as an eating area.

Longhouse Design + Build

1100 Alakea St. #3Fl. Atrium, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Founder Jeffrey T. Long merged the services of Long and Associates Architects and Longhouse Development to establish a multi-disciplinary firm, Longhouse Design + Build. The Hawaii architecture industry first heard of Long from his award-winning architectural firm, Long and Associates Architects. After almost 30 years of providing architectural services, Long realized that providing a single source of design and construction for clients is a better approach. Longhouse Design + Build is proven to be a success and most of its works are found in the Hawaii Islands and California.

The firm’s residential portfolio has a gorgeous collection of homes that are perfect for Hawaii island living. These works can be simple traditional single family homes or stunning Mediterranean estates. One of the firm’s stand-out projects is this award-winning Plantation Estate. Longhouse decided on an open layout so the home can have a breathtaking view of Maui from every room. It also has a gorgeous backyard with a landscaped pool and hot tub. This home won the 2007 BIA Renaissance Grand Award.

Merlin Custom Home Builders

6408 S. Arville St., Las Vegas, NV 89118

Celebrating three decades of building excellence, Merlin Custom Home Builders has earned national recognition for its spectacular homes ranging from $1 million to $25 million. Since its establishment in 1989, the company has built and remodeled over 350 homes and has formed long-standing relationships with its clients. Company founder Steve Jones established the company with the mission of maintaining the highest quality workmanship in every project.

Throughout the years, the company has been featured in over 70 magazines and newspaper articles including Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Builder Magazine, and Luxury Las Vegas. The company has also amassed multiple awards including the 2019 Silver Nugget Award for Design and Architecture and the 2017 National Custom Home Builder of The Year by the NAHB.

Featured in its portfolio is this Mediterranean two-story custom home located in Lake Las Vegas. The 7,728 square feet residence was constructed in 2003 and stands atop a corner hillside lot. The exterior pops brightly with its warm yellow palette and features smooth-colored stucco and tile roofing. Its interiors showcase an Old World ambiance which include hand-painted murals on the ceilings and walls, a 20-foot vaulted ceiling, and an antique European fireplace.

You can see more of the firm’s works here.

Premier Custom Homes

PO Box 277, Madisonville, LA 70447

Quality, reliability, and attention to detail have been Premier Custom Homes’ hallmarks in achieving its success as one of Louisiana’s leading custom home builders. The company’s goal is to make the construction process enjoyable to each client while delivering a home that reflects the client’s needs and preferences. With its commitment to its client’s complete satisfaction, the company delivers exceptional craftsmanship and produces award-winning homes. In 2015, the company received the coveted Grand Aurora Award, along with other prestigious awards such as the Best of State Aurora Award Winner and ARDA Award for Custom Home Design over $2 million.

Premier Custom Homes was the chosen contractor for this Mediterranean luxury estate. This exceptional property features luxurious design and detail, from its double staircase entry, a beautiful staircase, massive living space, and spacious kitchen and dining area to its sophisticated bedrooms, bathrooms, wine cellar, and pool, every inch of the property is well-crafted and thoughtfully designed.

Pyramid Premier Properties

4614 Kilauea Ave. Suite #205, Honolulu, HI 96816

Pyramid Premier Properties continues to make its mark as one of Hawaii’s top design-build companies. The company specializes in creating luxury spaces for both its regional and international clientele. In its many years of being in the business, Pyramid Premier Properties has completed homes that have consistently sold and resold for the highest price throughout the Kahala community. With its high-end residential projects, the firm has been recognized in multiple publications including the Luxury Home magazine, Richesse magazine, Homes and Land, and Hawaii Remodeling. Additionally, one of the firm’s projects was even featured on CBS’s TV show, “Hawaii Five-0.”

Among its outstanding projects is this Mediterranean home in Kahala Avenue. One of this home’s exceptional features include a spacious living space that opens up to a stunning pool with a waterfall feature. The home also features a massive kitchen, high ceilings, a grand master bathroom, and windows throughout the home. The home is designed with natural hand cut veneer stone and mosaics all throughout the interior and exterior facade, making it an exceptionally unique Mediterranean custom home.

Salcito Custom Homes

20909 N. 90th Place Suite #202, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Salcito Custom Homes is a nationally-recognized construction company serving residents throughout Scottsdale. Established in 1978, the firm has proven its attention to detail, timely project delivery, and expertise with luxury custom home building. The company has completed 300 projects valley-wide and 120 projects within the past decade, with projects ranging from custom home construction, renovations, and additions to commercial buildings, and tenant improvements.

Many of the company’s notable projects have caught the attention of various publications including Southwest Style, Phoenix Home & Garden, Luxe AZ, Interiors Magazine, Luxe Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal, Arizona Foothills Magazine, North Scottsdale Pulse, Modern Luxury Magazine, and The Luxury of Home.

This luxurious private residence is one of the company’s stunning projects. Featuring 12,000-square-foot of livable space, the home features a formal Mediterranean style and consists of a stunning pool and backyard, firepit, a large courtyard, and an indoor-outdoor living space that opens up to spectacular views of the mountains and outdoor living area.

Sims Luxury Builders

4665 Sweetwater Blvd. Suite #106, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Sims Luxury Builders started as a small, family-owned company that specializes in luxury home building over three decades ago. Serving residents and neighborhoods across the Greater Houston area, the company has completed stunning homes throughout the Memorial Villages, Tanglewood, River Oaks, The Woodlands, West University, Bellaire, Sugar Land, and Fort Bend County. Many of these homes have earned prominent industry awards including multiple Houston’s Best Prism Awards by Greater Houston Builders Association.

One of its projects is this Classic Mediterranean property. This 20,554-square-foot home features six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a wine grotto, state-of-the-art theatre, a prayer room, and an outdoor entertainment zone. In a joint venture with Robert Dame Designs, the home features an extraordinary architectural design despite its challenging location on the triangular two-acre site. Upon completion, the home consists of highly-detailed craftsmanship and structures that effectively created a private setting for the property despite it being on a high-profile public location. This project received Houston’s Best PRISM Award for the category of Custom Home of the Year Over $2.5 million.

Smith Brothers Construction

444 S Cedros Ave. Suite #170 Solana Beach, CA 92075

Smith Brothers specializes in architecture, construction, and interior design services for residents in California and Hawaii. Founded in 1978, the company has assembled an outstanding team of employees, craftsmen, architects, suppliers, and subcontractors that have years of experience in the industry. Under the leadership of Jeff Smith, the company has made its mark as a provider of exceptional quality workmanship. Smith Brothers Construction has been founded on the mission of providing beautiful and top-quality work that meets the clients’ needs, budget, and preferences.

Through the design-build method, the company has completed numerous projects that have earned recognition from various publications including Luxe, San Diego Home/Garden, Ranch & Coast, and C Magazine.

Stonehurst Group

11271 Ventura Blvd. #107, Studio City, CA 91604

Stonehurst has established a reputation for providing high-quality design and build services to its clients. Founder Justin Krzyston is an Architectural Digest favorite recognized for his high caliber works. His portfolio of impressive projects includes projects for Academy Award winners, Olympic gold medalists, country music superstars, and some of the country’s most prominent investors along with other high-profile clients. Many of these projects have earned features on HGTV, DIY Network, Forbes, Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Dwell, and Luxe Magazine.

One of its projects is this beautiful Mediterranean private estate. The home features a formal entryway with high, wood-beamed ceilings and French doors that connect the indoor and outdoor living spaces. It also consists of four bedrooms and grand entertaining spaces, a koi pond in the front yard, a large pool, a guest house, and an outdoor kitchen. This stunning project features the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern amenities.

Syringa Construction

1159 E Iron Eagle Dr. Suite #100, Eagle, ID 83616

Syringa Construction provides one-stop custom home building services to its clients in Idaho. This family-owned and operated business ensures that clients have access to premium-quality services brought by the company’s team of construction experts. The company puts a premium on giving clients individual attention to provide them with a truly custom home building experience. Syringa Construction also offers one of the most comprehensive warranty programs in the industry, which includes giving customers a one-year new home warranty for their peace of mind.

The firm’s portfolio features the Strata Via. This 4,600-square-foot home features beautiful hardwood flooring, a single-level daylight basement, a master suite fireplace, and a large courtyard. It also features high-quality finishes, dark kitchen cabinetry, a large island, stainless steel appliances, and an expansive master walk-in closet and master bath.

TAG Homes, Inc.

4405 N I-10 Service Rd W Suite #300, Metairie, LA 70006

TAG Homes (TAG) is a Metairie-based general contracting company that has been serving Louisiana for over 15 years. TAG has built more than 800 homes in the area and has established itself as a reputable custom home building contractor. Thomas A. Gennusa, III, holds a business degree from the University of New Orleans. He leads the company in providing excellent residential and commercial construction services focusing on large residential homes and medium-sized commercial projects.

In its portfolio is the Mediterranean Marvel—an elegant home featuring exquisite Mediterranean detail. High ceilings and an intricate wrought iron staircase that matches a ceiling pattern can be seen upon entering the home. Dark wood cabinetry and a patterned backsplash adds a luxurious feel to the home’s kitchen. The home also features a grand master bathroom with a walk-in shower and tub as well as a custom dream closet.

Taralon Homes

3113 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33629

Taralon Homes is a custom home building company established in 2011 by award-winning home building experts Mike Bartoletta and Scott Kirchner. The company operates on its belief that value, design, style, and service never go out of style. Since its founding, the company has provided unsurpassed quality services using the highest quality materials and the most advanced construction methods.

Bartoletta is a former president and co-owner of Hannah Bartoletta Homes and has over two decades of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Structural Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He has completed over 2000 homes throughout the Tampa Bay area in the beautiful communities of South Tampa, Avila, Tampa Palms, Cheval, Hunters Green, and FishHawk Ranch. Additionally, Bartoletta is also a multiple Aurora Awards winner and was named one of the Top Ten Builders in Florida and a multi-time winner of Best Custom Home from $1 million dollars and up.

Kirchner, company partner, was the CEO and COO for Hannah Bartoletta Homes before co-founding Taralon Homes. For over 25 years, he has honed his expertise in corporate finance, business operations, and management. With Bartoletta and Kirchner’s construction experience, the company has amassed various awards such as the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes; and the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Top Custom Builder by Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Thomas Sattler Homes

3535 S. Platte River Dr., Unit F Englewood, CO 80110

For three generations, every Thomas Sattler Home has mirrored the company’s unwavering tradition of excellence. With its commitment to integrity, honesty, and quality, the company has earned a spot as one of metro Denver’s top custom home builders. The company takes pride in its award-winning process that employs innovative and proven systems as well as its intelligently-designed build process that ensures clients would receive their dream spaces on time and on budget. In its many years in the business, the company has earned numerous awards, such as the Custom Home of the Year Award from Custom Home Builder Magazine and the Best in American Living Award by the National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder Magazine.

The company’s years of industry experience has proven its ability to construct homes of various styles. From traditional and Mid-century modern styles to Mediterranean and contemporary homes, the Thomas Sattler team executes well-crafted projects each time. To find out more, you can visit their website here.

Tongue and Groove Design-Build

6131 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

Wilmington-based Tongue & Groove continues to provide 20 years of luxury home expertise to its clients. With a team of creative designers, visionary architects, skilled contractors, and seasoned business professionals, the company has provided clients with exceptional services. Since its founding in 2001, many of the company’s projects have graced the pages of various prominent publications including The Wall Street Journal, Wilma Magazine, and The company has also received multiple awards such as the 2019 ARDA Best Custom Home, 2019 Stars Best Single Family Home, and Parade of Homes Silver Award for Best Interior Design, as well as being nominated as a 2020 NAHB Home Builder of the Year Finalist and a 2019 HGTV Designer of the Year Finalist.

In its portfolio of impressive homes is this Monaco Mediterranean home. Located in Wilmington, the inspiration for this beautiful home came from the pages of Florida Design Magazine. The property features a first-floor living and a great outdoor space with a pool and summer kitchen.

About Our Rankings

This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration.

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