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Hearst Castle (via phoblography)

Incredible architecture photos. What a great tour they had! The Hearst Castle is a beautiful spot. Enjoy.

Hearst Castle Day 6! We’re almost to the end of my photos from the trip. Hope you enjoyed looking through the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. 🙂 Jay and I drove to the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif., Wednesday morning for a tour. The castle, also known as “La Cuesta Encantada” (Enchanted hill) was built by William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), newspaper magnate and publisher. The estate is more than 90,000 square feet. There are a total of 56 bedr … Read More

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Celebrity Realestate: Liz Taylor’s Bel-Air Home

Liz Taylor’s Bel-Air house is on the market for $8.6 million. The iconic actress passed away in March at the age of 79. She bought this home in 1981.

In Bel-Air, California, this house is 7,000 square feet on a guard gated 1.27 acres. With four bedrooms, a master suite, fireplaces in all sitting rooms and dining room, all with access to the outdoor pool terrace, this home sounds dreamy. Spawling gardens and lawn complete the picture. Did I mention it has an arbor and hothouse for orchids?

Qualified buyers only get to see the place, so we folk have to settle for pics. Oh, well….More here

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Cheryl Crow Goes Deep

Cheryl Crow’s unique Spanish colonial hacienda is a feast for the artistic eye…and heart. She purchased the 11 acre estate in 1997, when she was fresh off the success of her first two albums. The estate sits nestled in the Hollywood hills, a landscape with three homes, and a few tree houses to boot. She now shares her home with her two young sons, Wyatt and Levy.

When she first moved in, she lived with almost no furniture for a year, giving Crow “a feel for airy spaces, poetic light.” Slowly, “she began to fill the rooms herself, piece by piece, taking a highly personal, richly layered approach to interior design.”

“This is an incredibly magical place. It has the best of everything California has to offer, but there’s also something deeper. The land has a fascinating energy.” – Cheryl Crow

“I wanted to get away from using heavy drapes and keep the place light,” says Crow.

“I’m a collector of oddities, stuff that is somehow off-center or off-kilter, things that have their own inner lives and implore you to use your imagination.” – Cheryl Crow

Ray Azoulay, owner of Obsolete, a Venice, California boutique, says of Crow: “There’s a fearlessness and a bit of irreverence in her style, but that’s what makes it so refreshing.”

“There are a lot of people who think of me as very straight, very middle America and conventional, so I imagine this place will come as a surprise. I’d hope it would make them think, I need to get to know this person better.”

We agree.

Article source: Architectural Digest: Good Vibrations

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Romantic Apartments from Around the World

Love the simplicity and homey feel of this romantic apartment in Venice that overlooks the Grand Canal.  via: Venice Apartments.org

The marble…the furniture….the flowers….all speak of romance….found in this luxury condo in Vallejo, California.  via: American home guides.

My favorite in this selection….a Paris apartment found on writer Claudia Strasser’s blog The Paris Apartment.

A cool, luxury London flat that feel comfortable and romantic. via: HouseTrip.com

Simply romantic…this New York City apartment bedroom with simple tones and comfort. (Okay, so the anchors may not speak romance here, but we still like it!) via: House Beautiful