This little white house for sale in Santa Barbara, California, has a bit of history behind it. It was designed in 1919 by the notable architect Wallace Neff in “English farmhouse style” as a vacation cottage for his parents. Take a look:
Love the Dutch Doors.
How lucky would you be as parents to have an architect like Wallace Neff for a son? “Hey, Mom and Dad, I built you a vacation cottage in Santa Barbara…”
When my son was about 5 years old he told us he wanted to be an architect when he grew up. I kind of got my hopes up when I heard that. But kids have a way of bursting your bubbles…
I said, “That would be great! Someday you could design a house for me.”
He paused and then screwed up his little face. “You’re pretty old, though, Mom. By the time I’m an architect, you’ll probably be dead.”
Now he wants to study software engineering. So I’m not dead yet, but my dreams of having a cottage like this designed by my son are.
The listing says: “Set on .21 acres, located on the East edge of the lower Riviera with city and ocean views, while also being close in to shops and restaurants of downtown. The heart of the home centers around the large English fireplace in the living room with wood beamed ceilings and wide plank wood floors.”
It’s on the market for $1.695 million. Check the listing at Village Properties for more photos and information.
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P.S. Reese Witherspoon is selling Wallace Neff’s Libbey Ranch in Ojai…