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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 …

Renovations - Week Ten

A Syrian lantern we bought in Aleppo.

Things are coming together and my list of things to decide has changed into a list of things to schedule. I think we're on the down hill slope. The painting is still going on, but should be finished soon.

The porch looks great, it's rebuilt, repainted and with the new tempered glass panels it feels like an entirely reclaimed space. I LOVE the bright blue led lights on the steps and the reeded glass overhead.

Lighting in the newly painted bedroom.

The bathroom is coming together. The marble floor looks great and  I love the marble window sill. The marble fabricator cut the vanity top, two thresholds and three shelves from a single small slab.

So what is on the downward slope? Small details like hardware, door handles and towel bars. Chris also has to put in the new electrical plugs and dimmer switches as well as installing the last few lights. The largest outstanding projects are repairing the back porch and installing the windows in the dining room.

At this stage we can see the improvements coming together daily. The shower has been measured for the frameless glass doors and we have estimates to install the mirrors and stain and refinish the floors. There should be  a lot of progress in in the next two weeks.