This home was a designer’s dream (nightmare, sort of). She bought it on a whim, while trolling the internet on the deck of her charming little cottage on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Having watched one of her favorite movies, "Under the Tuscan Sun," the night before and missing her only son who had gone off to college, the idea of finding a really big fixer-upper, she decided, would ease the heartache.
This old-ish pseudo Victorian styled house had a turret and awesome ocean view, an expansive garden and several decks. It was built in 1986 & was crazy fun, but sorely neglected. She always loved a challenge. The first night she met the ghost; okay check that off the list. Next was the screw-up with the kitchen cabinet stain, then the serious water leak, discovered in the wee hours of the morning after a riotous night of celebrating the new house purchase.
New appliances, windows, lighting, flooring were purchased winding up with a fun home that became her friends' favorite party house & meeting place for fun, frolic and fund raisers for her favorite charity. It was casual, quirky, bold & indefinable.
There are many ways to create a family. “Under The Tuscan Sun” is a successful book that became a movie. Maybe our gal was channeling Frances Mayes, the author, or Diane Lane, the lead actor. Our gal now resides in a charming loft in another beachside community with a panoramic view of the Pacific ocean, and oh, are the sunsets glorious! There’s no Master Bedroom.
Morro Bay, CA 93442