Monday, August 9, 2010

Santa Monica, California





THIS IS AN AWESOME BUILDING LOCATED IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
I love old buildings and take photographs of them whenever I can...this is a rare old beauty from the l920’s



Some lucky folks actually get to live in these fab apartments.




I was just on my way to The Promenade in Santa Monica
when i stumbled upon this great old building.








This is the entry courtyard...




Two blocks away from the beach!  Pure Heaven!




A Tiled Rug...



I’m going in!!



THE LOBBY.  Hushed , tranquil beauty..




I FIND  THAT IF YOU SMILE, ASK POLITELY, PEOPLE
WILL BE KIND AND LET YOU TAKE PICTURES AND ROAM
AROUND THE MOST UNLIKELY PLACES.



LOVED THIS FIREPLACE AND SCONCES.




Can you imagine coming home to this everyday.





These are the steps leading to the apartments.




 It turns out that as well as permanent apartments,
they rent some out by the week...
Are you coming to Santa Monica?   Do you have big bucks?
This would be the place...Close to everything..

THE EMBASSY HOTEL AND APARTMENTS...

you can thank me later...tell them Beatnheart sent ya.
I just checked it out on the site “Yelp”...looks like
nothing but great reviews.  If your coming to visit California
stay here, give me a call and I’ll come down and we’ll hang!




Thank you to all my new followers!



And to all of my regulars...
Enjoy your week, hope you all are having a wonderful summer...


   Cynthia...

38 comments:

Bob said...

Wow, what a great old building, inside and out.
Now......if I just win the Lottery.........

YogaSavy said...

Hmm beautiful place to spend a few days doing nothing! One thing missing the means to pay for it......

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Elegant and charming!

Von said...

Love it!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Cynthia, love the photos!! Yes, LA has some of the most amazing buildings, love them. They look like they are right out of the old black and white movies! Hugs, Riki

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I love that sort of architecture, too.
If I were single, I think I would totally live in a funky little apartment in a building just like that.

Great pics!

Just Be Real said...

Great photos. I am sure they are structural sound, being in CA and earthquake country. Thanks dear for sharing and all your comments of encouragement to me. Blessings, JBR

Everton Terrace said...

I love Santa Monica - one of my favorite places in CA. I have a dear friend in England who used to work on Montana Ave. and live not far from there as well, LOVED going to visit her. Don't think I came across this building though - it's fantastic.

kelro said...

Looks very cool. Here's the link for the rates, etc. if anyone's interested...
http://www.embassyhotelapts.com/roomrates.html
kelly

Pooch Morning Glory said...

heya, definitely a good place to chill. i love california wines too. how convenient hehe
~laura x

CntryJewell said...

My first visit to your blog, and I have to say what a gorgeous building! I love old buildings too...what a well loved building that one is! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Paula said...

Cynthia, guess I should send you some from Munich. The house I am living in is rather young - JUST 300 years old. Giggle. I would love showing you around Munich and even more so taking you to some stunning art and jewelry ateliers. Yepp, would be lovely to have you here. I am fairly confident you would truly love and appreicate it. Hugs across the pond

Joanna Jenkins said...

Those old Spanish style building are so gorgeous. I hadn't heard of this hideaway hotel option in Santa Monica but if I find any very rich friends I'll tell them about it. I'm sure that beauty doesn't come cheap-- unless the apartment dwellers have rent control-- the lucky dogs!

I'm taking a 3 week blog vacation. i'll catch up with you September 1st.
Cheers, jj

Paula said...

A trip into art deco? Found one of my sideshows about Munich. BTW in one of the houses I do live currently.
http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/nn86/Suntale/?action=view&current=aa9f72a0.pbw

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Cynthia!
What a beautiful building...yes I could see me living in a place like this...if it was in the country and still 2 blocks from the beach! Hope you're having a great day...we're off to Canada tomorrow. 'See' you when we get back!

Maura :)

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh Cynthia, what a warm comment you left. I would LOVE for you to come take a class with me, that would be so cool. Well, keep selling those wonderful things you gather and make, and it will happen. I look forward to it my friend. Take care. Riki

Haupi said...

Thanks for having the guts to go in and ask and then take pictures! That was an amazing tour I never would have gotten otherwise - which is why I love blogging. I loved that fireplace and tile rug. Also thanks for visiting and following my blog. I'm absolutely following you back - publicly through google. I'm so glad I found your blog - I can see already that I'm going to like visiting here!

Haupi

Privet and Holly said...

Cynthia, I am so
with you when it
comes to beautiful
buildings and am
always so happy if
I have my camera with
me to capture some
of the details! YOU
really got a lot of
them here, in this
lovely place. It's
always fun to dream
about spaces like this!
Happy weekend.
xx Suzanne

Fire Byrd said...

Ok We'll do a swop, you stop by my favourite pub (bar) in the world, which is Elizabethan (pic in latest post)and I'll stop by your hotel. So if we both start saving now....

Chris said...

Thank you for sharing this little oasis~~It's beautiful and I love your enthusiasm!
Have a blessed weekend....hope it's fun and productive. :-)

Pam said...

Great fun! I wonder if Santa Monica has changed much from my visit there over 30 years ago! I loved it - so very different to what we have in Australia! So enjoyable to experience,as I have done again here. Only stopped for a couple of days on a rushed road trip but the weather was perfect and shopping the best!Thanks for the memory prompt Cynthia!x

Catherine said...

Very nice place to stay! hope i will go one day! Catherine

Kath said...

Oh yes, I love those sconces too. I can imagine how cool those walls and floors must feel

Dean Grey said...

Cynthia!

Now that is a house! Vintage and timeless.

And I bet the weather is just perfect out there too, huh?

*jealous sigh*

-Dean

Anne Marie said...

looks like a great place to visit or live!! how beautiful!!

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Tangerine Fairy said...

wow beautiful place..liking the courtyard.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Cynthia
This place is marvelous .. how lucky we are get to a personal tour!!!

You know lately I've been getting a lot of 'no you cannot take photos'... even with a smile!! they blame on security!! a sign of the times!!

Have a great week xxx Julie

goddessof4 said...

very cool building!!!!

mise said...

Oh lovely! The perfect place to fill with scroll-legged sofas and gilt mirrors.

PK Studios said...

I love "your" building.... it is fun to find unexpected beauty right in our own backyard! It reminds me of a Huell Howser show on an amazing old abandoned Spanish style hotel in Riverside somewhere.... I'll have to find out the name, you'd love it!
The almonds, you ask? Inside those fuzzy pods are the nut casings (light brown with the little dots) and inside the casings are the raw almonds. I just peel them and eat them raw but one can roast and salt them too!
Good luck in your garden! Cheers, Penny

mimi charmante said...

I too adore old buildings - such character! This one is fabulous~ Maybe a trip to Cali is needed... :)
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog - so very nice to *meet* you!
xx

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Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Yep...really nice
I would love to have been with
you... adore sneaking around
and taking pictures in the unusual places
of vintage bldgs and gardens too.
Love ORNATE fireplaces a lot.
Victorian Architecture is my favorite
however.
You seem to have had a wonderful time.

** I just saw your computer screen... (in your last post )....HOW BIG IS THAT THING...?? I am not sure I have ever seen one so large.
Your heart is with mine in the
"vintage loving " category.
Thank you so much for dropping by my blog.

Your comments mean a lot to me.

Rose

The Brocantess said...

Thank you for stopping by and the comment.....I will be in California on October 2 at the Remnants of the Past show :)

http://www.remnantsofthepast.com/

Deborah Ann said...

Stunningly gorgeous pictures! I LOVE CA. Wish I could move there. For now, I visit as often as possible. Heavy sigh...

Blessings,
Debby

Punctuation Mark said...

i love that great colonial style in CA buildings... so beautiful!! have a nice one!!!

katie said...

hi cynthia! :) how lovely~ and how sweet of you to find out that people can stay there and to suggest it and offer to hang out. you are so open-hearted~ such a beautiful soul!!

i thought of you recently because i saw a kid's ukelele for sale the other day and i'm thinking of getting it for our daughter for her birthday. she's still a toddler, but she already loves musical instruments. this will be her first stringed one, and i thought a ukelele would be good because they're smaller. i can't wait to see her strum-strumming away :D

sending love, light and peace your way~~~

Catherine said...

Thank you so much Cynthia! it very kind of you, now i can get my magazine, thank you again. BIG hugs Catherine

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