Step Inside the Whimsical World of Gaudí in Southern Californias Whale House | Michael Carmichael | Up For Sale

Step Inside the Whimsical World of Gaudí in Southern Californias Whale House | Michael Carmichael | Up For Sale

The Whale House, in Santa Barbara, California, blends cosmic design inspiration from iconic architect Antoni Gaudí with organic shapes and softened edges influenced by its wooded surroundings. Michael Carmichael designed the avant-garde Catalan style home with cedar shingles in 1978 and it appears to have emerged from its landscape. Now, Sotheby’s International Realty has listed the property for sale and images invite viewers to explore its one-of-a-kind interiors. Take a virtual tour of this hypnotic Whale House on SURFACES REPORTER (SR):

The back of the house

When you enter the Whale House, you will surely be mesmerized by its waving cedar shingles, perfectly blending with the Santa Barbara site.

One of the bedrooms in the Whale House

An entrancing entrance shaped as a whale's mouth lets visitors discover psychedelic spaces spanning three levels of organic architecture. 

Kitchen in the Whale House

They will find stone-clad elevator shafts, winding staircase that go both indoors and outdoors, 270 Belgian leaded and stained glass windows highlighting treescapes, and Venetian plaster furrowing walls.

A 75-foot-long pool in the Whale House

Not to mention the interior bamboo courtyard, outdoor shower, and 75-foot lap pool flowing into a grotto in the form of a whale's tail.

Project Details

Project Name: The Whale House
Architecture: Michael Carmichael
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Completion: 1978
Status: Listed For Sale By Sotheby’s International Realty
Photography: Scott Gibson

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