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A Little House with a Big View

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 18 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

You may recall the wooden building at left from our image of the dairy on Monday. This is the side of the building that appeared as a monolith. It's the northern most building of the dairy complex. I don't know if there's any connection between the dairy and this house. But I like the house.
The rear of this home overlooks the six kilometers of farmland between Loleta and the Pacific Ocean - and is elevated enough that on fair weather days - the ocean should be clearly visible.

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hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

A lovely house indeed! Really like your tone, angle, composition (and the wide angle distortion) that are adding drama and atmosphere to it... Have a great weekend!

18 Oct 2008 5:24am

@hugo poon: Thanks, my friend - I hope all is well in Hong Kong and wish you an inspired weekend - don't forget your camera!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Cute little house... Nice framing!

18 Oct 2008 6:42am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I, too, like the house. And I especially like that on clear days the ocean is visible. Nice composition, Stephen. Your series on Loleta is outstanding!

18 Oct 2008 9:53am

Lorraine from United States

LOL love the title it's so perfect...little house with a big view of the pavement though...still the way you took it, it looks very attractive

18 Oct 2008 12:10pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

It has a cozy appeal and I see the neighbor has a white picket fence. Nice capture...love the power lines...seriously.

18 Oct 2008 2:33pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

just great - the road, the wires, the pale blue sky...a favorite for me.

18 Oct 2008 3:54pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Pretty little house.

18 Oct 2008 4:32pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

I love that yellow lane in the foreground, it is underlining the small house. I also like that you included the power lines and the post. Cool.

18 Oct 2008 7:19pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

If one can view the Pacific from the house, one can overlook the big gray wall on the left or any other slight blemishes to the landscape. What a terrific little place this is.

18 Oct 2008 9:17pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice little house

18 Oct 2008 10:26pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

If that concrete monster was covered in green ivy with some trees in front it would be like living in the woods.
Cool shot and a great little house, I like the colors too..!

18 Oct 2008 10:36pm

@Observing: Well, if there isn't a buyer for the dairy - and with what is happening to our economy that seems likely - my guess is that ol' 'Mom Nature' might just do an installation in line with your suggestion, Mike.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

a quaint little house, but the view if you can see over the dairyland to the ocean must be so beautiful

19 Oct 2008 2:24am

One from Açores, Portugal

Very nice shot. Beauttiful house.

19 Oct 2008 3:51am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

wow -- that is an impressive expanse of pavement!! ;) such wide street! only in small towns! i don't know if i should admit to this -- but i love lying on the street and stargazing really late at nights -- of course, it is only fun and safe to do in places where there is no late night traffic!! ;) but it is amazing -- have you ever done it?

19 Oct 2008 5:11am

@dj.tigersprout: Star gazing, yes. In the middle of the street, not so far. But I am always willing to try something new...

Mmmm...

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great perspective - the house really looks dwarfed by its surroundings.

19 Oct 2008 5:14pm

Tiffany from Loleta, United States

I Love it! This is our rental house. We have some old photos of this house with a mounted Danish Jousting club of men lined up in front, complete with the hitching post. The jousters used the wide road in front for their "field".
Everyone who rents this house loves the view from the back sun porch. My husband built a shop behind it, but it still has a lovely view for our tenants.

23 Jul 2011 5:46pm