My favorite lavender operations have a dreamy setting with nice views. Kitty B’s is one of those operations.
The farm is beautifully manicured and has the requisite gazebo that adds just the right touch.
Like most of our lavender farms, Kitty B’s has a residence on site. Its garden is a knockout.
I’ve previously posted pictures of this house here and here. I thought I was done with it. But then came landscaping: trees have been planted on the three open sides around the place. My snarky side suggests they were a gift from the neighbors.
“A physician can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” Frank Lloyd Wright
I showed you this house last month as it was getting painted. Not long after the house was finished the front door color was rolled out: bright red. I’m told the door has green panels in it. Passersby can look the other way. The neighbors? I suppose they can plant trees. Tall trees.
I suppose if you’re going to the effort and expense of building a house in the San Juan Islands why settle for a humble cabin? We saw some fine dwellings on our Puget Sound Express trip. Some would be nice on any sort of site.
Others took advantage of the rugged landscape
If you’re going to go so far I suppose you may as well have room for a crowd.
No quick stroll to a grocery store or theater from these spots but I expect there are plenty of other diversions if you can pull off a house like this.
Lest you think the San Juan Islands are uninhabited, I’ll share images of some of the beachfront housing we saw on our trip with Puget Sound Express.
Beachfront property? Beautiful, remote island setting? Spectacular water view?
What’s not to like?
The settings are incomparable.
This is one of the more interesting gazebos I’ve seen. Tomorrow I’ll show you the house that drew me to it.
A new house is being built. Not many around here go upward like this one — it’s more of an urban style and footprint. But it wasn’t until the paint started to go on that my jaw dropped.
This is the house next door if you want a sense of the neighborhood.