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A California favourite gets a magical transformation


By Michael Adams Photography by TK


property, originally a private residence, into a secluded enclave for the Hollywood elite. Long a favorite spot for the bohemian set, literary lights, outdoor fanatics, and the very wealthy, Big Sur offers some


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entana Inn and Spa has enjoyed a privileged perch in Big Sur since the mid-1970s when producer Lawrence Spector (Easy Rider) transformed the


of the most tranquil settings and awe-inspiring vistas in the world, and Ventana Inn in its several incarnations has impressively exploited all of these advantages. Its most recent overhaul was completed last year


under the auspices of owner Walton Street Capitol and its management company, Joie de Vivre Hospitality. This latest $26-million version included a rebuild of the six suites of Pacific House, a restructuring of the original 26 guestrooms, and a renovation of the main restaurant. Responsibility for the new design fell to Dallas-based >





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