You guys want to take an architectural tour of seaside California? Well, too bad, I do and you are coming along with me.
Last March Meg and her Mom went to California for a trip, and every day Meg took herself out on a morning stroll for about 2 hours and photographed scenic Corona Del Mar and Newport Beach. She and her husband eventually envision themselves in a cozy California bungalow, not necessarily by the ocean (because HOLY CRAP, they don’t call this the GOLD COAST for nothing), but in a more temperate
Northern California climate, where say her friend the Zadge might live down the road from her, and they would sit and sample wine all afternoon long.
Anyway, every day Meg crossed this footbridge:
It led to all the “flower streets” that criss-cross the Del Mar peninsula. Meg’s routine was to hoof it down to the beach around 8 a.m., where some mornings it was warm, yet foggy:
Who doesn’t love a nice walk on white sand, featuring salty air, people doing yoga, and friendly dogs?
Once Meg finished her beach aerobics, the sun usually started peeping out and shining on all the tiny enclaves of paradise:
I think this one above requires deep pockets. Still, the neighbors might invite me over for a cocktail?
Poppy Street had the best houses…..
And the coolest gates:
This certainly defined ocean view:
But Meg still likes a cozy courtyard with a heat lamp for cool nights!
Love the double bay windows!
Patio and fireplace? SOLD!
Patio and sundeck? SWOON!
Lighting, like these lanterns, were prominently featured on many patios, and glowed beautifully at nightfall.
Meg thinks you wouldn’t have to even insert a quarter here to see the views:
And when the sun starts to set, you can sit and contemplate this:
Meg hopes you enjoyed her tour, it’s certainly motivation for her to play the lottery and pray for her escape to the West Coast.