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04 August 2009

California Dreamin'

My son has only known California as home his whole life. This year, after visiting colleges around the country - he is seeing home through a new set of eyes. More appreciative ones. He has now decided to stay in-state and wants to transfer up to UC Santa Barbara next year. I don't blame him. I might just follow him up there -- especially if I could have this place that happens to be for sale -- ah to dream.
across the beautiful rooftops of the estate in Santa Barbara -


Can you imagine pulling up to this and being "home"?

The gorgeous grounds look much like John Saladino's estate ... Green and white - olive and Italian cypress - it doesn't get more beautiful.


Okay, with the expansive and stunning views of the pacific - it does get better.


The interior is just as beautiful -


The kitchen made my heart stop - and there are my chairs. Breakfast on the patio, anyone? .. Are you sure we aren't in France?




It just gets more and more beautiful.



Gorgeous floors, fabulous windows, stunning views -- I'd love to wake up seeing that view each morning!


Taking a soak here in my new place, the memories of all the hard work of museville would fade away...


Heaven on Earth...

Dream a little dream....
California style.
Photos from and property available through Sotheby's

18 comments:

Living Art and Interiors said...

I love the hallway! Fantastic! Imagine walking down that every morning!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh...it's lovely. But your little oasis will have more soul!

Morning T said...

Breathtaking!

once in a blue moon... said...

oh i am almost aching to move there...

Blue Muse said...

I forgot to mention ... it's only 27 million dollars. LOL!
--Isa

Velvet and Linen said...

Santa Barbara is one of my favorite cities.
This home is gorgeous. I think there is room enough for all of us!
You must be so happy that your son is staying in Ca.
I know I would be. I'm just not ready for my kids to move away.

xo
Brooke

Carey said...

Santa Barbara's only 90 minutes and $27 million away from my house! What a beautiful place, grand but not overdone or "themepark-y" if you know what I mean.

Isa, as you know, the Vintage Cross Bottles I purchased from your Greyfreth shop arrived yesterday. I just wanted to say that if anyone thinks they're beautiful in the web photos, they're even more so in real life. I'm so delighted with the bottles. They're full of soulful beauty. I'll be back for more!

niartist said...

ooooooo LALA! That hallway! Bury me there, ok?

Renae said...

Oh Isa....I think there is a room down the hall that will fit just what I need...I won't get in your way...promise!
Lovely...I grew up in southern CA and could see Catalina Island from my bedroom from the second floor, somehow it's just not quite the same as this stunning view! Do you REALLY think your son will get much studying done? heehee
Blessings...

donna baker said...

And what may I ask, does one have to do for a living to own such a house?

Naz said...

I can't even imagine living in a house like that. Surreal.

Crystal said...

Oh my, it's like a dream, isn't it? So lovely. I wish I had a kitchen like that. It's perfect.

alice said...

I really can't imagine driving up to that every day and thinking, "I'm home!" I think I'd have to pinch myself every time! I love the bathroom with the chandelier and those beautiful views!! To die for!

Millie said...

Mothers must be near their children to support them at all times. Permission given to buy this property oh dear Sister of the Mysterious. If Mr. Muse queries anything, blame it on Miss Millie!!!
Millie ^_^

Oliveaux said...

Oh it is stunning! I could never imagine living in something this grand. My house would fit into just one of its rooms :) Ax

vicki archer said...

OMG....Fabulous Isa, that driveway. Enjoy your weekend, xv.

Tracie said...

ohhh...I llooovvee Santa Barbara. I love this beautiful house! Maybe if we all pitch we could swing it :>

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