Situated just blocks from the Luther Burbank Gardens in old Santa Rosa, this Queen Anne Victorian was designed and built by architect Brainerd Jones. It was love at first sight for Natasha. From the mint green front door to the flowering beds and the original brick walkways, this gracious lady welcomed us to work with open arms every day.
We loved working in the double parlor under bead chain chandeliers, surrounded by the lush gardens.The formal dining room nodded to the past while being completely au courant, complete with an extravagant wallpaper of oversized pink cabbage roses by famed designer and artist Elle Cashman.
With a classic range and backsplash of playfully random hexagonal cement tiles, (Crows Feet from Villa Lagoon Tile) we were cooking with gas! Hot coral painted walls with velvet chairs, white built-in banquettes with banana leaf upholstered cushions and fat white pillows made the breakfast room irresistible, so we didn’t resist and ate there with joy.