A New Project in Santa Barbara

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 In what should be described as an ongoing effort to have a crazy insane life....
filled with hammering and drywall dust....
we decided to purchase a very interesting old house
 circa 1925

 It sits in the heart of Santa Barbara with a pretty view of the city 
as well as the ocean beyond 

What I loved most when I first saw this house are the early Spanish architectural details
and how the house is perfectly nestled into the setting 
between two huge old cedar trees
 It was renovated somewhat in the mid 1990's 
but there is still quite a bit to be done
We will need to add to the square footage because it is really reeeeely small
but bright and cozy 







 I love the yard and have lots of plans in my head for new beds 
and a nice vegetable garden

and maybe a wonderful fountain? somewhere ?


We have only had just a few weekends to get acquainted with our new little house 
but it has really been fun and I think the house likes us too

 last night we were treated to a beautiful sunset
I hope to share some more photos soon

Have a great week!

K

48 comments:
  1. Can't WAIT as the renovation process unfolds. Beautiful!!! Blessings from Missouri!

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  2. How wonderful -- and what a beautiful little gem! I can't wait to see all the special touches you give it!

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  3. Yea, Kelley's back! So excited to see how this story unfolds. I've missed you. :~)

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  4. Your new house is amazing!!! Lucky you.

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  5. Beautiful house. Looking forward to see what you do with it.
    Rosezeeta.

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    1. Thank you all! So nice to see some new faces and all of the "regulars" here too !!!! xo

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  6. Your little casa had me at the blue door--then the arched windows sealed the deal! It has great bones and I can't wait to see the personality it develops with you in residence. Lucky lil' house!

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  7. Can't wait to see you make this adorable house your home!
    Stacey

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    1. So happy you still stop by Stacy! Looking forward to your spring garden ; )))

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  8. It looks like your in the Riveria. Close to the bowl too!!! Great find.
    Sharon
    The House of Hampton

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  9. Oh, my, I could take this house just as it is. It is fabulous!!

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  10. It made me tremendously happy to see your new post in my inbox. I, like so many others, have really missed you! Looking forward to watching your lovely new home bloom with personality as you settle in. Congratulations!

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    1. thanks so much Lisa....I have missed sharing new things too! xo kelley

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  11. Love it! Congratulations on your new place! Can't wait to see what you do with it, although it is pretty darn dreamy the way it is.

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  12. What a charming house and I know you'll only add to its charm. It will be so much fun following you on this project via your always wonderful blog posts.
    Karen

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  13. I can't wait to watch as this cutie gets the Polished Pebble treatment! I know it will be amazing - like that sunset!

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  14. LOVE it! Look forward to seeing you work your magic inside and out :)

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  15. How exciting, Kelley! This house is adorable!

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  16. Oh you're going to have so much bliss putting your touch on this place. Yeah, lots of drywall dust and hammering but you know you love deep down hahaha
    congrats on this charming home, I look forward to watching your magic.

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  17. Wow! Congratulations and welcome to our 'hood!
    Like 'Pogonip' you had me at the charming blue front door. Nothing I love more than watching renovations progressing (especially someone else's lol ;-) ) Wishing you much happiness in your new home!!

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    1. HI Slim....Finally had a great dinner in old town SB this weekend....love!

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  18. Love it as is....yet understand when one needs a bit more moving around space. But still love it as it is, I would so move in in a heart beat and call it home sweet beautiful cottage home.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. hey Dore! it is very tiny but for now it's nice to have house to get going on

      PS we are sleeping on an air mattress ; ))))

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  19. I love Santa Barbara and drive through on the 101 while going up to the central coast...and i LOVE this house.

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  20. It already "feels like you!" What a fun, fun new project for you. In between all the hammering and sawdust, I bet you will love it all so much as you make it totally your own.

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  21. Oh...this is going to be a fun one to see you do. Love this age of house and style. Love the vintage bath. I'd say don't change it too much but I know whatever you do will be wonderful.

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  22. What a delightful project! Just lovely!

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  23. Oh congrats, I can't wait to see the beautiful new stamp you put on this charming house! I love Santa Barbara, it's such a peaceful place!

    xo Kat

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  24. I think you will love it here!

    And I am sure that little house is so happy you bought her!

    Certain houses have "a soul"; and that one does! As well as "good bones"!!

    What fun to watch!

    Welcome!

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  25. what a charming slice of heaven!

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  26. Kelley,
    Love!! This is so cute in its current state, so imagining your touch, Oh my.....it will be perfect! It DOES look like a happy house! I cannot wait to follow along this exciting project!
    xo
    annie

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  27. Such a charming house...cant wait to see how you will transform it into a home...

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  28. Several decades ago, I visited Santa Barbara and had discovered Paradise! Long story short - I left New York city and never looked back. I lived there for 20 years, and always dream of moving back. Your sweet new home brought back many delightful memories. You are going to be very happy, and I am looking forward to seeing you once again work your magic.

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  29. I'm afraid I had to Google Santa Barbara as I wasn't sure exactly where it was... what a gorgeous location. Looking forward to seeing more x Katherine, Dorset coast, England

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  30. Oh my goodness… what an absolutely charming home! And, the setting… wow!! I love it already, but I look forward to watching you work your magic on it :)

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  31. What a perfect Santa Barbara home...so charming. And that view!!! The view of the ocean from our house is over 15 miles away.

    Can't wait to see what you do with this one...

    Linda in San Diego

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  32. So excited that you bought a spanish revival. I still love mine after 25 years can't wait to see you work your magic! This is definitely a departure for you. And yes you a re crazy!! I hope my next home will be my last!!!

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  33. Oh yay!! I missed this post somehow, but wAnt to tell you how much I adore your little home! I also live in a tiny Spanish bungalow, which we bought last year. (Bay Area) it is such a warm, bright, and happy place to call home, and I'm betting yours feels much the same!

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