Monday walk…elegance

Posted: May 3, 2021 in Monday walk
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My daughter and I took lots of walks during my visit, often accompanied by wind which finally blew away the clouds of the first several days, revealing the sun, although for this walk you may want a small jacket. You can walk for miles along the path that runs between the beach and multi-million dollar homes…second homes, vacation homes, not primary residences. This one (yes, a single house) has a distinct Italian flair.

The walk continues past more homes, most the same size but in a variety of styles. Behind he beach-side row are another five or six rows up the rather steep hill. Every one has some amount of ocean view. For those prices, you’d expect one!

Waling isn’t the only activity. You can surf, swim, play beach volleyball, or just go fly a kite. There was certainly enough wind on this day.

Besides the flowers in front of the homes, many people have a small section between the walk and the top of the beach where we saw some stunning gardens.

for Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. restlessjo says:

    Goodness, what a grand lifestyle some people have, Janet! 🙂 🙂 My walk went out earlyish this morning so I missed your link. Sure you’ll add it to the comments though. Thanks for thinking of me. Have a nice day!

    • A grand lifestyle, indeed, Jo, one I don’t aspire to, that’s for sure. And a good thing, as we couldn’t afford it. 🙂 But who really needs a house that big, even as a first home?

  2. peggy says:

    Great pictures. That is a magnificient house. What a wonderful walkway along the beach.

    • Glad you enjoyed that bit of the walk, Peggy. It’s mind-boggling how much money some people have and because it’s California, it’s much, much more expensive than much of the rest of the country. Makes for a brilliant walk, though.

  3. That is a big house!

  4. Tom says:

    Sigh. My Mansion is big enough for me, Janet! A nice walk, though. I enjoyed the sunshine! 🙂

    • I know we don’t need/want a house that size even for a first home! But a great place to walk. I’m also not a fan of having lots and lots of people walking right by my front door all the time.

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  6. Now this looks like a wonderful setting for the day. Grand vacation homes? Oh … what a novel idea. 😉

    • It was a beautiful place to walk, Frank, although if I had that much money I’d still have a more modest (MUCH more modest) vacation home and maybe have another one or two elsewhere. As lovely as it is there, it’s right where there are people all the time, which isn’t really my ideal vacation spot.

  7. ladysighs says:

    No matter where one might walk, if you have a friend or daughter with you, the walk will be enjoyable. 🙂

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  9. de Wets Wild says:

    When I think of the effort required to keep a mansion that size clean I count our tiny townhouse as a blessing!

  10. It sure was a pretty walk even with the wind. It’s been windy here too.

    • It’s a beautiful walk and we oohed and aahed at all the houses. If I had multi-millions, I wouldn’t have a second house that was so large, but that’s just me. I’d rather have more modest homes in more places. Or a couple on more land!

  11. Jet Eliot says:

    Thanks so much for taking us along with you and your daughter today, Janet. Great to see this corner of the California coast. You did a great job of capturing the raging wind.

    • Glad you could come along. It wasn’t a long trip but we had a good time. My daughter really needed the time off from work as well so it was a win-win.

  12. scr4pl80 says:

    OMG I love that house! Would not want to clean it but would love to live there!

    • Our girls used to tell me that if I had a house like that, I’d have someone to do the cleaning. I’d have to, although most of the rooms would be empty!! 🙂

  13. Amy says:

    Luxurious houses, beautiful views. Thank you for this fabulous walk.

  14. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a huge house ! This’d walks must have been fun.

  15. Oh wow, I can’t believe that’s actually a private home! I thought for sure it would be a historical building, perhaps a museum or something. It’s still stunning, but…Wowza.

  16. Janet, nice place to walk that’s for sure and in good company 🙂 a bit too fancy for me, but a lovely house for sure. those who live there surely have people who clean, cook and do everything else for them also…

  17. Resa says:

    Gorgeous homes and gardens.
    I’d never be able to keep up with the housework!
    Still, with all those rooms, I could just live in 1 room for a month, then move to another.
    Then when all rooms were AHEM… unliveable, I could just move to another home… the bigger one!
    On another note, I could live in the garden! Thanks for these pics from another world!

    • Definitely another world if only for the prices. My multi-millinons (the mythical ones) would go into something much smaller but probably into a few in various places as well as other non-home things. I enjoyed the gardens as well.

  18. Suzanne says:

    The garden is growing well, being so close to the beach—lovely old house.

    • You’re right, Suzanne. The water’s still a little distance, but the gardens were certainly thriving. The house wasn’t all that old even though it looks like an Italian villa. 🙂 Some amazing homes there.

      Thanks for visiting and taking time to comment. It’s always appreciated.


  19. Rupali says:

    Beautiful walk with so much to explore.

  20. Sustain blog says:

    Elegant, it is. Thank you 😊