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

Built on the heights of the city, the imposing Capwell mansion dominates all the Santa Barbara bay. Away from the city, it throne in a greenery environment. It is the nerve centre of the Capwell life, just like the Southfork ranch can be for the Ewings of Dallas.

Built for Americans in a Mediterranean style by C.C.'s grandfather, Emmett Capwell, the mansion comprises many rooms. It is in fact, for us, a Spanish mansion of colonial style, as we can find some of them in California, as in Mexico. The mansion presents large oval openings, supported by a central pillar, on its various frontages which let enter at the same time the sun and the freshness the ocean. Of ochre color and surrounded by gardens, the mansion is almost exclusively presented to us by the same frontage.

Of the outside we mainly know only the heavy main door, in carved wood, at the end of a long gravel path.

It should be noted that the entry of the mansion is completely different at the time of the first episode : it is then a double door... It would seem that some details were not envisaged immediately on a long run : the Capwell mansion, the color of the hair of very first Santana...


The building

The ground floor

C.C. Capwell's study

The second floor

The gardens and outbuildings

The second mansion