As I continued this search through online mags I found the epitome of Santa Barbara living. Even though I'm exaggerating a bit you'll see what I mean. I found this treasure at House Beautiful.
This home tour and interview was done by Mimi Read. She toured the stylish and beautiful home of Penelope Bianchi.
Then she was asked this question:
What do you love best about your home?
"The landscaping. Every single thing we planted to attract wildlife. We have all kinds of animals coming around — raccoons, bobcats, coyotes, rabbits. And boy, do we have birds. When the woman who wrote The Birds of Santa Barbara was here for a nature benefit, she counted 78 species in two hours. I've counted 130 species by their sounds. I got this new iPhone app about bird-watching, and an oriole landed on my hat as I was playing its song."
Imagine? I can. I remember feeding raccoons who used to come to the sprinklers on my front porch.
Then while on my search on Realtor.com I came across this little 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath gem located in the splendidly named "Riviera" of Santa Barbara. This treasure trove can belong to you for the bargain price of 3.5 Million dollars. Not bad eh? haha. It's just a little out of my price range.
Photos are courtesy of House Beautiful and Realtor.com
So much for reminiscing...Now off to clean my house and car. Enjoy your Sunday my oh so lovely bloggers.