One of the places Beth took me two weekends ago was a lovely, historic beach home named Atalaya (Spanish for watchtower). Built by a businessman for his sculptor wife, it sits feet from the beach, a refuge for Archer and Anna Huntington. The perfect introverts’ sanctuary since it has no guest quarters. On purpose. I so get these people.
Ok, so from the outside, it doesn’t look all that incredible. I mean, the teal is cool, but just wait until we get inside…
But first we have to appreciate the teal door. I mean, hello. Teal.
And hello, Atalaya.
Oh, a beautiful courtyard, how terrible. That just won’t do. Said no one ever.
A door in Anna’s outdoor sculpting area.
Anna made all the wrought iron pieces covering the windows.
Clearly she had some skill with iron.
And I held up the people behind us so I could get this shot. What can I say? I have a thing for hallways. And the teal door at the end made it the perfect choice for a focal black & white effect.
I cannot get enough of these awesome textures.
It almost makes me want to paint every door in my house teal.
Believe me, if I could move into Atalaya, I would have. Even if I had to sleep in the icebox.
Thursday I’ll share pics of the beachfront part of our adventure . . .