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#21 tjw

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:25 AM

Yes, this lattice arbor type structure was in the backyard...

 

It pains me to know that this whole place was torn down, the house bulldozed, to make room for a new tract of "modern" housing...

 

The Arnaz property sat right next to that of Bill Henry, who wrote for the LA Times. Even though the Henry property was bought by the same developers as the Arnaz property, and at the same time, the Henry house was saved and incorporated into the new housing development, but the Arnaz home was not situated in exactly the right place, so they tore it down... The Henry house is still standing today, altho I believe it has been remodeled over the years...

 

Very sad...

 

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#22 Taylor

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:21 PM

Isn't it funny how with dogs, you can see the happiness in their faces?  One of them ain't so chipper though, must have been old.

He was just channeling the future Lucie Arnaz.  lol


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:43 AM

When I look at her home made window treatment in the bathroom, it's pretty, but those sheer curtains usually are seen in a kitchen, and never with a valance, but she still managed to make it look nice, though unconventional.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 09:09 AM

I think of this place as their one true home. It captured both of them perfectly. The small town feel with the Cuban feel. Well, depending on the room. :)

Roxbury may be the glamorous star home but the ranch was a safe haven.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:48 PM

Annaleigh I agree with you.

 

Now on to some other parts of the backyard.  I'm leaving the pool for it's own post.

 

The BBQ

 

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Look how the tress filled in from the top shot to this one below.

 

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Garden/Farm areas

 

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Is this a pig?

 

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Npt sure what the building is in the background

 

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#26 Luvsbway

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:00 PM

This is a fairly good all over shot of the one part of the yard.

 

 

 

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You can see this area is directly across from the one above seperated by the pool.

 

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Areas that look closer to the house but I think are still in the backyard.

 

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Not sure where this is or if it ties into the lattice area.

 

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And this looks like a large open area of land.

 

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:50 AM

While I basically agree with you both, I would certainly never call it a safe haven as they had to leave there because of the kidnap threats against the children.  The Beverly Hills mansion was more in tune with their positions in the entertainment industry at that point and even though it had a wall and limited access, people still went up to the front door and rang the bell, stole the flower pots and even the welcome mat.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:37 AM

I'm not sure if this was what was called the living room but it is interesting to see it change over time.

 

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#29 JoeyCentralCal

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:47 AM

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Doesn't this last one just say it all??? :lucydesi:



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#30 Luvsbway

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:23 AM

This is one of my all time favorite photos of them.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:31 AM

Me too, have seen it a million times but like Joey said, it just says it all about their relationship.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:10 PM

I'm not sure if this was what was called the living room but it is interesting to see it change over time.

 

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The wallpaper is a constant lol Wow. Its funny to see them in their younger years and then older, with the baby. 

You really get a look into how practical and down to earth they really were. Their home was warm, yet it didn't have be grandiose and overly luxurious for them to enjoy. Had they'd stayed together, Im pretty sure, teenage Lucie and Desi jr would eventually make them redecorate lol 

take it down and redecorate. 


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:37 PM

I used to have a curio wall cabinet like that one.  Looks more like a den, the furniture's just too ancient and ugly to be in their living room.  Yeah, and the wallpaper must have been on sale, she must have done the inside of the closets with it too, LOL!  But again, BACK THEN, this was the norm.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:04 PM

On one of the commentaires for the HL set Lucie says how much Roxbury was like the Carter home. At one point Lucy said she was tired of it all and wanted new. The decorator brings all kinds of samples. Turns out Lucy just wanted the same stuff but new versions. Just a fresh look of the same.

Also heard a story Frank told about her wanting the same wallpaper in the kitchen put back after she got new cabinets. It had to be recreated as it didn't exsist anymore.

Henry love your comments. The decor is not my taste but love that it was not some over the top star home. It is even more humble to realize they lived there half way through the years they were very famous and rich from ILL and did not leave because they should live like stars.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:13 AM

But this ranch house was in the forties and early fifties, hence the old fashioned LOOK of it all.  Although the Roxbury house also had it's own look, like the early sixties never left, she just could not change the basics, the only time she ever had anything modern looking and sumptuous was when Paula Stewart decorated her Manhattan pad, no wonder she got the Architectural Digest cover for that one.  But having seen the Benny and Stewart homes, inside, they had the same basic look as hers, like these stars were always too busy or cheap to redecorate.  Like the time gary said he slept on the couch as he attempted to redecorate with new stuff without her ok and she had everything redone exactly as it was BEFORE the flood ruined the Palm Springs home.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:03 AM

The kitchen over the year.  It's seems to be shot always from the same angle.

 

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:05 AM

There is another one out there that shows the table in the kitchen but I don't have a digital copy of it.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:38 AM

Where Desi is bouncing little Lucie up in the air, must be from her birthday as those are the clothes they were wearing in that photo shoot of the kid's birthday.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:57 AM

That "extended" butter sounds gross. lol


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 03:15 AM

In the photo on the bottom I love that she has dog biscuits on the counter.

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