The Capwell mansion
300 Park lane, district of Montecito, Santa Barbara

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The building

The ground floor

C.C. Capwell's study

The second floor

The gardens and outbuildings

The second mansion
The gazebo The gardens The guesthouse The beach cabana

Presented as a big property throughout the show, we actually know only a few things of the gardens of the Capwell mansion. At the beginning of the show, we only know of the property that it has swimming pool, a tennis court (never appeared on screen) and stables for the horses.

The gazebo

Then, we discover a part of the park, when Santana and Cruz seek around the gazebo for clues of the murder of Channing Junior. It is this same gazebo which is used as set in 1987 for Sophia and C.C.'s second wedding.

The gardens

In fact, it is mainly at the time of Kelly and Jeffrey Conrad's wedding, always in 1987, that we can really judge the ostentation of the gardens of the Capwell mansion. It is actually the park of the Greystone property. Can be remembered the many cypresses, the stone staircases which allowed Cruz to escape from Keith, and then of this long alley bordered of shrubs and stones and the fountain. It is besides this so romantic decoration which served as principal framework for the union of Kelly and Jeffrey. We easily can, by closing the eyes, see again the long ivory carpet, the white chairs, and the many guests turning their glance towards the fountain to see advancing, radiant, at the arm of her father in the show, Robin Wright to whom it was the good-bye gift, before leaving the show. Moreover, this is here that on a June 14 of the beginning of the 50's, C.C. married Pamela Pepperidge.

The guesthouse

Built near the Capwell mansion, this house allows to offer to the guests a space independent of the mansion.

Constituted of a main entrance with a kitchen, a large living-room and a bedroom, the guesthouse welcomed Sophia Armonti, Mary DuVall alone then with Mark McCormick after their wedding, Lily "Light" Blake, Hayley Benson (after her rape), Laken Lockridge and Ted Capwell in 1987, Gina DeMot Capwell (during her blindness in 1987, then her pregnancy in 1991), Megan Richardson, then Emily DiNapoli and Greg Hughes (after their wedding). It is also where Kelly helps Robert Barr to hide in 1989.

Behind the arcs at the bottom of the main room, behind the fireplace, a door then some steps give access to the bedroom, to the basement.

The wall separating the entrance and the kitchen from the living-room will disappear at the beginning of 1989, making the kitchen very more visible on screen.

The beach cabana

In the spring of 1986, we discover the existence of a cabana belonging to the Capwells, situated on the Santa Barbara beach. It allows, in any comfort, to change or to offer oneself a refreshment before a dive in the ocean. Eden comes to take refuge there with Cruz, being afraid for her life after having discovered her husband Kirk's schemes.


The building

The ground floor

C.C. Capwell's study

The second floor

The gardens and outbuildings

The second mansion