Posts Tagged ‘Redondo Beach’

This is the last set of the tiny doors I found lining the edge of a yard in Redondo Beach, California. Someone took a lot of time to add details and make them interesting. This one even includes the home owner.

A little more rustic, but the surfboard with the dolphins is worth it.

You can barely see the door here but hey, a unicorn and the flowers should make up for that!

This final one looks like it should be on a South Sea island somewhere. It also looks as though it got short-changed in the details department, but it will get equal time nonetheless. I hope you’ve enjoyed the three weeks of tiny houses. Come back to see what’s on tap next week.

for Thursday Doors 6.24.21

As promised, here’s another set of the tiny doors displayed in the yard of a house in Redondo Beach, California. There was a regular little village all along the yard next to the sidewalk.

“Be an opener of doors”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bonus! Two doors in one shot.

“Don’t be fooled by the appearance of the doors! You can meet extraordinary beauties behind a shabby door and a wonderful door can be opened to a dump!”
~Mehmet Murat ildan

“Are all these books doors?’
‘A book is always a door.”
― Melissa Albert, The Night Country

for Thursday Doors 6.17.21

Although not my garden thing (and how silly would they look among cactus spread many feet apart), these tiny buildings nestled into the very front of a yard in Redondo Beach caught my attention because a) they were unusual and b) they had doors. Feel free to stop by door number 2 for a cooling gelato. If your weather’s anything like ours, you’ll need one!

for Thursday Doors 6.10.21

I’m sitting in a motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday ought, but let’s journey back to Redondo Beach, California for a commercial door and two gates. It was too cool to sit outside when I was visiting, but this looks like a place that would be lovely when it’s warm. And the gate.

Whether or not you like the door, you have to like the name of the shop. But the door’s pretty good too.

Another gate. Need I say more?

for Thursday Doors 6.3.21: https://nofacilities.com/2021/06/03/springfield-rc-cathedral/

This house in Redondo Beach really caught my eye, both for its gardens and its doors. This one’s beautiful on a very human scale. I’d live here. Nothing more to say. Just enjoy.

for Thursday Doors 5.13.21

On my Monday walk, you had a chance to see one of the multi-million houses we saw while out walking in Manhattan Beach, California. The area of Redondo Beach where our daughter and her husband live doesn’t operate on that scale even though the prices of homes in California will surprise you and not in a good way. But there are plenty of lovely homes that are on a more human scale. I spent some time walking around the neighborhood looking mostly for doors and flowers. Here are my first examples of the former.

for Thursday Doors 5.6.21

Our Door Master these days, Dan Antion, hails from the Northeast where he’s retired but managing to keep busy in a variety of ways other than just hosting Thursday Doors. Head over to his blog to see doors from all over the world. You can get there by clicking on the highlighted link just above this paragraph.

Although the first several days of my southern California vacation were windy, cloudy, and a bit chilly, the sun finally came out, both in San Diego and in Redondo Beach and a good time was had by all. One of my daughter’s and my daily activities was taking a long walk, either by the beach or through neighborhoods with beautiful homes (and doors)…or both. We couldn’t see much of this house but they did have a lovely gate and some great planters and when there’s a four-lane road on the other side of the sidewalk, you want as much privacy as possible. Of course the other side, high above the beach and beach path, has a fantastic ocean view.

(Addendum: Due to traveling last Thursday, I forgot about the writing component of this week’s doors. Feel free to use any of these three doors as a writing prompt if you are so moved.)

If you have the money to have a home right at the edge of the hill overlooking the beach, you can also to afford enough vehicles to fill three garage spaces or perhaps you use one space for storage. But you definitely want your garage doors to match your gate.

Whatever vehicles went in those garage spots, this probably wasn’t one of them. I don’t think many people have a garage long enough for this classic beauty and certainly not with anything stored in front of it. We spotted this at the farmer’s market and it was in pristine condition.

for Thursday Doors 4.29.21