Monday, February 2, 2009

Yes sir, Big Sur...grass is good!

I saw a house I completely fell in love with this weekend. I was watching a bit on water view homes on HGTV when this jewel popped on the screen. I had to towel off the drool. I wish I could find more pictures of the interiors. They were paired down, simple, clean, and pure. The Big Sur vista was the highlight and the drama.
One night! That's all I want, just one night in that beautiful abode.

The roof was insulated with natural grasses...they looked a little better in this NY TIMES article and photo than they did in their brown stage on the second to last photo. The entire house is literally hidden from view above! Love that. Just you and the ocean below, just you and the wild frontier...and gorgeous modern, but low-key finishes inside....ahhhh.

All the stones were chosen locally to fit the small of your back, the nape of your neck...the contours of your reclining form. The only thing missing is my giant tome of Kerouac's classics on the side of the hot tub.
I would turn into a stark raving mad recluse if I owned this property...and I mean that in a good way.

This is an example of good non-obstructive, Green design.
Obviously it's winter time, the grasses have gone a little dry but come springtime, the HILLS WILL SING! ...Probably.

And now time for something completely different....
This is an example of TERRIBLE Eye-gouging, hippie dippy, too much time on your hands to conjure acid -trip, wacked out green design. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS ON YOUR HOME!


Salon de Sucre said...

I love Big Sur.. its one of my favorite " wishlisted" destination!

Anonymous said...

Big Sur is truly unbelievable. The time the hubby and I spent at Post Ranch Inn a few years ago created some of our best memories ever. I, too, would never leave this house were it mine! Great post, Chiquitita! :)

Kierstin Bridger said...

Hey "I love big Sur" aka M.K.
you are the one that put it on my radar as a must go-to spot!