Not Your Average Homes

Encinitas is one of my favorite little beach towns. It has a funky, retro vibe and some pretty interesting architecture. . . .


How I wish I’d taken a class on architecture. Then I could tell you if this is art deco or whatever style it is. Anyone know?


I love the roof line and the way the white contrasts with the blue sky and broccoli-green trees.


How cool is it that the two trees have been trimmed to fit the front of the house?

This sight made me stop the car. Fortunately, I had my camera with me.


Talk about the ultimate Southern California beach house. My sons would have loved living there.
The old VW van is kind of the crowning touch, isn’t it?

I came back and took one more shot with my iPhone so you could see that there is more living space in the back:


Great weekend, everyone!


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16 Responses to Not Your Average Homes

  1. Susan says:

    totally cool !!!!!

  2. I took Art History and I still can’t tell :p. But I do know I love the trees in the first shots, what on earth are they?

  3. Fantastic landlocked house boats. What a fantastic idea. Only in America:)

  4. TBM says:

    I miss the architecture in S. California–it has style that’s quirky, fun, and out of my price range but fun to dream about 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  5. Caroline says:

    I thiought it was Adobe or Spanish architecture, at least that’s how it looks to me.
    The boat houses are stunning. So different.

    • We have a lot of Spanish architecture around here, but not with roof lines like this.

      I found out that the boat houses were built by a retired engineer in the 1920s. He used wood salvaged from the demolished Moonlight Beach dance pavilion and the old Encinitas Hotel. The boats are named SS Encinitas and SS Moonlight.

  6. Cheryl says:

    That’s a whole new definition of boat house, Carole! Fabulous captures all!

  7. I’m almost more impressed by the broccoli trees than the boats.

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