You remember from my post on her garden ; there is a fabulous trumpet vine that goes all the way around both buildings (that were formerly stables)
Stepping into the front door (the open one in the picture above), I thought I was going to faint!!
The “trunk ” of the hundred year old trumpet vine was inside! coming out of the floor and going out the ceiling!
Renee had told me that she bought the gates, the stone pillars and wall; and the paneling in France. She said, “I left the chateau there, but I brought part of it home!
Just inside the front door is the “trunk” of the trumpet vine!!! and a glimpse of the room beyond ! The antique shutters frame the doorway into the next room;
but first, the rest of the “front room”
Turning to the right at the front door… the fireplace and the two windows you can see on the front of the house…..
and other windows to the left of the fireplace that look out to the ocean view over the rose gardens! That is where her dining table is set; and you can see where she keeps her china!
Then look straight ahead and there is the kitchen ! The kitchen is a step down, and the green marble-topped piece of furniture forms one side. One side is a blackboard refrigerator; and you can see the stove with the hood above it.
The “entrance ” to the kitchen is to the left; and the three sides form the kitchen!