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In the Belly of the Whale

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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!

8 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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