Hi everyone. Before the rain hit Southern California with a vengeance, I was out and about with my camera. I have long admired this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian and decided to take a few pictures. I knocked on the door but no one was home. I was acquainted with the woman who lived here so I took a chance and snapped a few pictures hoping to get her permission to post them on my blog later. A few days later while driving by I saw that she was home and not only did she give me permission, she invited me inside to take a few more. I did not have my tripod which I really needed because the interior is dark. But anyway I hope you will enjoy this amazing home as much as I did.
As I mentioned above, the home is a classic Queen Anne Victorian built in 1891. Sue and her husband have lived here for the last 15 years lovingly restoring it to its original beauty. She said the entire interior had been painted white. Sue works in the antique business and has amassed an amazing collection of fine antiques. She does not do reproductions, even the garden urns are antiques. The interior is all dressed for Christmas. I hope you enjoy the tour...
Built in 1891 - a Perfect Queen Anne Victorian
The clipped boxwood is spectacular. They planted the entire garden.
An antique fountain complete with moss.
Lets go inside...
Upon entering you are first struck by this beautiful chandelier and the gorgeous woodwork.
You get the feeling this isn't going to be your average home.
The hand-carved wood details are just beautiful.
This is the front parlor to the left.
Sue has an amazing collection of antique feather Christmas trees and antique ornaments.
I lost track of how many trees she has.
A beautiful rare, white peacock.
The dining room.
So much to see in here.
Another view of the dining room.
Sue's husband worked in the grocery business so they created a replica of an authentic Victorian country store. This room really is more like a museum. There is an Indian trading section and civil war memorabilia too. They give tours to local elementary schools.
And yes, that is a buffalo head.
This is the path that leads to the backyard.
An antique fence post.
A little knot garden.
More antique urns.
The pool gazebo filled with antique garden furniture
A little vignette under the orange trees.
Thank you so much Sue for sharing your home with me and now with the world. It is so obvious how much your home is loved.