Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fun Beach Homes

One of my favorite things to do in California is to walk the charming streets of Corona del Mar, Newport and Laguna beach.  
My husband calls me the peeping-tom, because at night I love to walk streets and look in each home to see how they have decorated.  Half the fun is seeing how embarrassed my husband gets while I drag him around. 

We eat at our favorite restaurant "Five Crowns" for dinner and then after stuffing ourselves we take our "peeping tom" walk.  To create a better view, here are some pics of homes in Corona del Mar during the day:

Charming french inspired home.  I love how the neighborhood has a mix of old world and cape cod charm.

Charming cape cod home... I swoon over eyebrow windows.

I find this home so fascinating!  I have been watching this home go up for years, I still believe they are finishing... what a project!

Sorry for the terrible picture, but I had to add this beautiful colonial style home.

Here are some fun homes in Balboa:

French quarter style home.  This home in person is magical!

Here are two different angles of my favorite home in California.  The slate roof added so much texture and dimension and to top it off, this boat was in front of the home:

... I almost went up to the front door and asked if I could move in

That stucco with the steel windows is so elegant and timeless.

I love this beautiful home, look at the sweet couple in the front maintaining their yard.

Another gorgeous colonial style home.

... no details are missed

Have a wonderful week!!


  1. WOWZERS! This post just made my day. I could walk by houses all day, all week if they look like these! Thanks for taking us along on your "peeping tom" walk! So fun!

  2. Wish I could've been there stalking those gorgeous homes with you...amazing! :)

  3. So cute. I too love to look at houses. Especially in fun cool beach cities like those. I would take any one of them! True Dream Homes! Just Beautiful.

  4. Those homes look like dreams to me. I want to live on the water so bad. . . I would live in the boat in front of that one house. No joke.

  5. YEs, Yes, Yes, Yes to all of those little charmed homes. I didnt get to see them with you when you went. Next time we will go at night and peep tom them all! What do ya say??

  6. This looked like a walk through my in-laws neighborhood in a beach community in NY! I LOVE the ones that are restored, but it makes me so sad to see people buy these older beauties and tear down. I'd love to see some pics of your night-time walks
    xoxo pattie

  7. Thanks for showing us this beatiful houses.

    Best regards,

  8. I want to come over and live with those people in the gray house. I always liked wooden houses especially the ones at the seaside. Here in Holland we don't have many of them. Thanks for following me

  9. Hi Desiree,
    I am as you! I also love to see how people decorated and I Love to peep in their houses at night!
    What a wonderful houses there! Woouw!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a nice weekend!

  10. Great pics, thanks for providing those.

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  12. Wow you are just like me...I can relate to the whole Peeping Tom thing, the lights at night just invite you in don't they :)

    Love Laguna, would shop at the Bungalow :)
    to many cute streets in that area to peep in on!


  13. Thank you so much for sharing that you look in peoples houses at night to see how they decorate!!! I thought that if I told anyone that I do the very same thing, they would think I needed a check -up from the neck-up!!! I am so happy that I am not alone. Also that someone as talented and gifted as you does the same thing!!
    Love, love, love your blog!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you, & God bless you!!!!



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