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Ventana - An Enchanting Resort in BIg Sur

Summary: I love Ventana. I highly recommend visiting  and exploring the landscape at Lime Kiln and Andrew Molera State Park which I've blogged about here. Please note this is #notsponsored . Yes, that means we paid our own bill! Lots of details in the following review. including a Post Ranch vs Ventana comparison.  Can you tell there's something exciting beyond this beautiful gate? There's something special about Big Sur, a magic in the light, the presence of the Pacific, the cliffs, beaches, redwood forests and the murmur of the surf. It's one of my favorite places in California. I couldn't think of anywhere else I wanted to be to celebrate turning fifty, because it's a place where there's a sense of nature, space and light and a wide horizon. We've been to Big Sur many times and for a celebration there are two fantastic hotels vying for your attention. The exclusive, modern and very private, cliff top Post Ranch Inn and on the other side of the road the …

Our Lovely Home...

At the beginning of week two all the plaster has gone and there are no walls or ceilings. The contractor was right it is quick to pull it all down!





When we looked up and saw all this space in the attic we couldn't resist a cathedral ceiling, the impulse buy of this renovation. Here you can see it as the new framing and insulation goes in...



Here's our claw foot tub in the living room! By the end of week three the sheetrock has gone up in the bedroom and bathroom, the place looks like a giant grey padded cell.


As you can see there's no room for the bath in the bathroom which is still down to the studs. The blue tape marks an alcove that will be below the window.


We've survived three weeks of renovations and things are coming along quickly. It's a Saturday and the roofer and plasterer are working which seems amazing, I'm beginning to think this might all be finished on time,  or perhaps I'm deluded?!!

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