Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Open House

A California Spanish Style Historic Home
(built 1928)
This home is in the Hollywood Hills. You know...where I pretend I live? I wish bougainvillea would grow here year round.
I've bought it a couple of times only to watch it die in the fall.
But look how wonderful it is all over this house.
A bit of a climb
gorgeous entrance
In case you forgot how far the climb.
stair riser detail
I like how simple this kitchen is.
I adore all the vintage light fixtures in this home.
That's the money shot.
What a view!


Sunny Simple Life said...

Bouganvillea have to come in for the winter if you live in an area with frost. We have had for years but live in SoCal so it survives winter here fine. This house is stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Diane Writes said...

Bougainvilleas are common here in my country. It easily grows here.

I also love the house. I love the way the colors were played, with the right mix of wood and vintage pieces.. and of course the spectacular view.

Thank you for sharing this. :)

the gardener's cottage said...

hi nita,

i love the simplicity of the decor here. the doors, views and architecture are what stand out. my oldest son lives in the hollywood hills. you can see his house on my blog under friends homes. this home looks like it is in their neighborhood. thanks for sharing these gems with us.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a pretty home and what a view. I would just sit outside.

Lottie said...

What a beautiful, beautiful home! I love everything about this home. Thank you for posting it!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous, thanks for the tour. Hugs, Marty

Olive said...

I love the blue sofas, rose drapes, and white walls with the dark beams in the living room. The kitchen is pretty but I would need a surface by my cooktop.

Karena said...

When I lived in San Diego the Bouganvillea was so fab,,,the terrace image with it flowing along the railing was what I recall!! LOve, wish it grew here in KC

Thanks Nita, brought back memories!

Art by Karena

Emily said...

Bougainvilleas are so beautiful! We just added some to our garden yesterday.

This house has so much charm & historical beauty. You don't see these kind of features and accents these days, but looking at these pictures is like stepping into the past. I love it!

Cindi Myers said...

it's pretty....
for someone else. It's TOTALLY not me though.
I couldn't take all the steps and the beams across the ceilings are bad fung shui...if ya believe in that.
I do like that brick patio area, it would make poop scooping easy! LOL! Ya know me, it's always about the dogs!
:) - Cindi

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Nita what a beautiful home inside and out!! Thanks for sharing it with us! Come ck out my giveaway when you get a chance. Martina

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You find the best inspiration homes! Thanks for sharing this dream home with us!

Dawn said...

Nita, Your blog is just amazing...your dedication shows through your subject matter and unique style...really enjoying your posts...just beautiful. Pottery Barn is unbelievable...are those doors from there? They are on my wish list! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes..xo

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes!!!!! Love the Spanish Colonial! Perfection!


Linda Hartong said...

I would love to do this Spanish look in my Kansas City Home. Not too fussy.


Gorgeous Spanish house. I love it that it's so neat, the whole house. Such clean kitchen, I like it too, that's why I try to keep my kitchen clear of to much clutter. The entrance is beautiful, I love it all.
Thanks for sharing.