A house from a dream

The living room of Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

After two decades, It’s Complicated actor Steve Martin has decided to list his home, so we get to see the 7,377-square-foot Montecito mansion that Roland E. Coate designed in the 70s, for USD$11million.

What struck me wasn’t that this concrete fortress was funny man Steve Martin’s home, or how large it was… but that a concrete home JUST LIKE THIS ONE appears in my dreams! I don’t remember when this dream first started, or the drama that surrounded the dream, but I can still picture the setting for this concrete home of mine. It is a home that, while should be cold and barren, is filled with colour from furniture and art. I know it is a dream home with a large price tag.

But it was extraordinarily freaky to see Steve Martin’s home so similar to the concrete dream home, that I had to gather and post the photos here, to document this home and its similarity to the concrete ‘dream home’ that appears in my dreams now and then. And in a very vivid way that I know the outdoor setting… how it looks from outside, the layout of the home, the backyard…

Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The living room of Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The living room of Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The living room of Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The living room of Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

An intimate seating corner of Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

An intimate seating corner of Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The dining room of Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The dining room of Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The dining room of Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The dining room of Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The kitchen of Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The kitchen of Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The blue bedroom in Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The blue bedroom in Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The yellow bedroom in Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

The yellow bedroom in Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

A bedroom in Steve Martin's Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

A bedroom in Steve Martin’s Roland E. Coates 70s Montecito mansion

I love how sparsely the walls are decorated in large sized art; highlighting both the beautiful finish of the concrete as well as the gorgeous art that Steve Martin chooses. I also love how simply it is furnished… again, allowing both the furniture pieces, and the colours to both shine and highlight the harshness of the concrete.

The house from my dream. A concrete home that is both warm, colourful and restrained.

16 February 2015

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