Saturday, June 27, 2015

Let the Land Clearing and Renovations Begin!

A bulldozer spent days clearing several acres of land to prepare for the spring planting of our vineyard. Many trees were cut down and piles of brush burned for weeks!

A water storage system and deer fencing will follow, but for now we are getting a clearer view of our beautiful heritage oaks.

We will also begin renovations on the house in the next few months.  Building permit is in and new windows have arrived.   I am excited to begin the transition from little red barn house to rustic european farmhouse complete with stucco exterior, new roof, windows and a terrace.

The existing house has a horrible deck around part of it that will be torn down and entrances in front and rear will be relocated to make better use of the existing floor plan.  It sits on top of a hill and with more land clearing in the fall will have even better views of the foothills and vineyards below.

We will be traveling to France in July to shop for pieces to use in the renovation and for use in future development on the property.  So excited about this trip!!

I am now on instagram at  #europeanfarmhousecharm and will begin posting photos on our progress.



  1. Hi Sarah!
    Very exciting!! I almost missed this post - what a nice surprise :) Must say, stunning setting. Have a wonderful 4th, and enjoy your trip to France. Can't wait to see what you find.

  2. Gosh, what a lovely new project. Good luck with it and I'm looking forward to checking in on progress. Off to have a look at your old Pebble Beach house now because I've only just discovered your blog. xx

  3. How very exciting; I can't wait to see what you dream up for this beautiful setting! Rié

  4. Ok.....WOW! I discovered you yesterday from Sharon's blog and spent the time since then reading back to the beginning of your blog! I love everything you and that wonderful husband have done. Love it to the point of that nasty thing....envy. Can't wait to see what you both do with this new project. Keep these great posts coming. Also did some shopping at Rough Linen! Thanks for that too.

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