California English is a residential development and interior design company that restores and develops homes in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our name reflects the English backgrounds of our founding partners and our aim to bring a fresh approach to the design of Californian homes.


Jack Byron, Managing Partner

Growing up in England and Scandinavia Jack developed an eye for design and a love of architecture, which was cemented by working for architects such as Sir Norman Foster, Philippe Starck and Zaha Hadid. Jack subsequently specialized in residential property development in London, one of the most fast-paced and valuable real estate markets in the world.  Prior to founding California English, Jack was associate director of development and sales at Spink Property, the foremost residential property developer in England.

Charlotte Barraclough, Founding Partner

Charlotte has over fifteen years’ experience in the world of advertising, marketing, branding and digital media developing successful campaigns for Virgin, BMW MINI, Google, Hulu, Workday and Procter & Gamble amongst others. Charlotte understands how to create powerful, desirable brands and has a passion for art and design.