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    The Newmans began house-hunting in the scenic country in the foothills surrounding Santa Barbara in 2005. Their three-story, Southern Victorian-style house overlooks 20 acres of land.



    Jorian Hill has grenache, syrah and viognier vineyards. The small-lot, boutique-style wines have earned respect from critics.



    The house has a white wood exterior and a wraparound porch. It was built in 1991, and it has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.



    A more formal lawn and garden was replaced with drought-tolerant plants and grasses. Mr. Newman and his younger son, Reed, walking the grounds with the family dogs.



    Inside, windows abound, creating a natural, light-filled interior. The kitchen features blue and white hand-painted tiles.





    In the living room hangs a 2005 sculpture by Maura Bendett entitled, "Black Mushrooms," which was commissioned by the Newmans.



    The property had also been an ostrich farm and the first major renovation turned a cinderblock ostrich nursery into a 2,500-bottle wine cellar.



    Flaubert, left, and Vlade are part of a beloved menagerie that includes Arcauna chickens, Babydoll sheep and a pair of Nigerian Pygmy goats.



    The estate's recreational features fit into the natural topography. The solar-heated pool and whirlpool on the backyard terrace





    A Weekend Retreat With a Working Vineyard - The New York Times > Escapes > Slide Show > Slide 13 of 13

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    I like the wine cellar.

    and the kitchen is very charming and cozy.

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    it looks like someone's brains got shot all over that one wall...

    the wine cellar is nice, the rest too country kitsch
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    The outside is awesome!
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    I really like it, but that Black Mushroom sculpture thingy goes with nothing else in the house.
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    HATE the tiles by the stove I don't know. For all they've got it doesn't leave a big impression, really.
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    oh yes, i could live there
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    I like the stove tiles a lot.

    The horseshoe pit looks a bit out of place.

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    I like the kitchen.

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