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Casa del Monte

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 30 November 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

As the first building completed on the hilltop, this cottage was the Hearst family’s earliest residence in the summer of 1922. Though usually referred to by the simple “House B,” its formal name was Casa del Monte (House of the Mountains). This justly honors the wide vistas of the Santa Lucia Coast Mountains seen from its north-facing windows. In later years, this stately cottage was used by many of Mr. Hearst’s guests. It contains the so-called “Cardinal Richelieu bed” of ornately carved walnut—and many guests requested the privilege of sleeping in it.

Photo captured August 17, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 125 18 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Incredible garden

30 Nov 2012 7:26am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The colours really "pop", especially the reds.

30 Nov 2012 8:22am

franz from Baden, Austria

what a nice place, and on such a human scale! love the architecture and the profusion of plants around ...

30 Nov 2012 8:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a beautiful house to live.. full of life :)

30 Nov 2012 9:11am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

gorgeous place . beautiful shot

30 Nov 2012 11:08am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Such a beautiful cottage. The flowers , shrubs and trees makes it such a beautiful place to be. A beautiful capture with a marvelous combination of wonderful colours.

30 Nov 2012 11:22am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

In a secret world of its own - beautiful cottage and lovely shot.

30 Nov 2012 12:38pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I could handle living in a cottage like this one... beautiful shot and processing !

30 Nov 2012 2:15pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Dort könnte man gut Wohnen. Ein schönes Foto.

30 Nov 2012 3:52pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A very beautiful photo !

30 Nov 2012 4:08pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent composition...very natural tones and colors!

30 Nov 2012 5:34pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

The foliage on the grounds and the house ~ especially the red blooms trimming the house are out of this world; beautiful place ~ Beautiful capture!

30 Nov 2012 6:57pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a beautiful setting for this 'cottage' ... the plantings are so lush!

30 Nov 2012 7:16pm

Sylvie capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

trés bien fleurie cette maison !

30 Nov 2012 7:33pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Fabulous! Incredibly beautiful!

30 Nov 2012 7:39pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The cottage is lovely - but the lush garden is spectacular. WOnderful POV

30 Nov 2012 7:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Those flowers are just beautiful! What a charming place. Lovely image!

30 Nov 2012 8:06pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The hanging flowers are the most beautiful I have ever seen on a house. Nice to see they
keep the gardens up so well !~

30 Nov 2012 8:12pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifique jardin coloré, beau cadrage.)

30 Nov 2012 9:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous image. Such a beautiful house.

30 Nov 2012 9:39pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That is a charming cottage... although a cottage in my mind would be much smaller than this! :)) I love the photo, it reminds me of something out of a fairytale.... beautiful color and detail..... the greenery and flowers are spectacular!

1 Dec 2012 12:22am

Yonatan from New York, United States

A beautifully maintained cottage. Great contrast and colors captured as usual!

1 Dec 2012 9:35pm

mohammad from shiraz, Iran

wow wow
what a good shot

2 Dec 2012 7:08pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

very beautiful !!

2 Dec 2012 8:21pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Simply gorgeous colors!

3 Dec 2012 5:47pm