What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

In the Belly of the Whale


Paradise Retreats

This is the magnificent whale house, designed by architect Michael Carmichael in 1978. Carmichael wanted to build a house in the style of Gaudi, his favorite architect, that would fit seamlessly-but-whimsically into its surroundings. The nutty house has no straight walls or right angles, and it’s full of appealing-if-impractical features like a kitchen counter which tapers off into attractive uselessness and inexplicable poles sprouting out of the beds.

Located in the Mission Canyon section of Santa Barbara, California, the house sleeps 9 guests in 3 bedrooms, with 3.5 bathrooms and intriguing porthole windows sprinkled throughout. There’s also a pool which doubles as an additional entrance to the quirky house.

Luckily for us, this wacky wonder can be rented for a holiday stay! You can see more photos of the house and get all the details on Paradise Retreats.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “In the Belly of the Whale

  1. I do love this. Where is my check book? It is alot larger than the first photo would have you believe.

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  2. What an exceptionally fun place to stay. I would absolutely love to spend time there. It is unfortunate that it is not possible to determine the price per night without making a specific booking inquiry. That leaves me with the distinct impression that it is too exclusive and out of reach for the likes of me.

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  3. I thought that I had seen this but guess not. It is interesting but I have much better things to spend my money on. Hal

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