New Listing! 8445 San Gabriel Rd., Atascadero


This bank owned property has potential but needs some work. May need an engineers expertise. Really Nice hilltop views from the homesite atop a knoll. 2 pastures for the animals and a lean-to shed to protect the animals from the winter months. The finish on main home is nice with tile floors/counters in kitchen & baths, laminate floors throughout living areas & bedrooms. Lots of recessed lighting & open floor plan. Tons of windows to bring the outdoors in and a covered wrap-around porch will be a peaceful spot to enjoy the gorgeous vistas from. All this AND a 1 br/ 1 bath unit too! Permit status of the 1 br are unknown but this could make a great spot for extended family, etc. There are stunning rock outcroppings and oak trees that surround the side deck which is just off of the large kitchen. A sweet spot for entertaining and BBQ-ing. Everything is here so bring your tool belt and make this property shine again. Very private & peaceful setting.

SLO County Artists hold Open Studios this Weekend

Fall is Open Studios time every October throughout San Luis Obispo County.  For the visual arts lovers, it is a chance to seek out the work of artists from Paso to Nipomo and along the Coast, North to Cambria.  Artists open their homes or studios and most are on site to display and discuss their work. All mediums of painting seem to be represented plus metal work, pottery, jewelry, woodworking/turning, sculpture, glasswork, weaving/wearable art… name it……….even surfboard art!  This FREE event is open to all again this coming weekend 10/18 and 10/19 from 10 am to 5 pm.  For more information and a full schedule go to

Music in the Vineyards

This is a beautiful time of year here on the Central Coast.  Wineries are spoiling us and booking great local musicians for casual as well as large events.  Sculpterra Winery, for instance, has music every Sunday. Stillwaters Winery has music in their 100 year old olive grove once a month.  Castoro Cellars hosts it’s annual ‘Beaverstock’ this coming sculpterraweekend.  Good music, beautiful scenery and a little vino……..what better way to spend a restorative day off!


Patience My Dear!

Red Soles Winery on Oakdale off of 46 West has been doing more than just making great wine.  They have done some pretty fun things with their beautiful new still, affectionately named ‘Patience My Dear’.  They started with a wonderful brandy (made from grapes) concoction called California Hooch.  This led to the creation of the yummy Limoncello which is infused with Meyers Lemons for 40 days and – of course – 40 nights.  These clever and fun loving Red Soles folks have evenred soles glass vineyards still with hooch created some cocktails from their brews so stop by and be entertained!  PS – the wines are fab also!

New Listing! 2800 San Fernando Rd., Atascadero


Surrounded by lush landscaping, this elegant gated estate has an excellent
westside location. Situated on 3 acres, the main home is 3434sqft with an
additional guest house of 900sqft. The spacious, well maintained home features
soaring ceilings, travertine and scraped oak floors, Milguard dual pane windows
and elastomeric paint. The foyer opens to a formal living room with fireplace.
Downstairs are a guest room, a formal dining room and open plan kitchen with
island and pantry. The large family room with fireplace, entertainment center
and bright eat in area opens to private patio for summer dining. There are 4
bedrooms and 3 baths in the main home with laundry room and 3car garage with
storage. Master suite with fireplace and 2 balconies. Bath featuring aquatic spa
tub, double shower, skylight, granite vanities, TV and walk-in closet. Pool
features salt water, ozone, jets, fountains, fiber optics and more. Art studio
and room for RV. In Templeton Gap with area to plant a vineyard

Try a New Winery – if only for the Gardens and the Views

I think that often a taste of wine isn’t really my objective when I visit a new winery.  I simply love the beauty and setting of a well thought out winery and our little county has plenty of them to sample .  There is a special, pampered feeling I get when I take a part of my day just to sit and sip and converse with friends.  It’s a splurge, I admit but each new found winery has it’s own personality, views and garden……ah yes, the gardens!  Restored and pampered is what I feel……ok, maybe the wine helps but what better way to take in the beauty of our natural setting.gardens

Music Makes North County Summers the Best!

Nothing better for those soft and special North County summer evenings than great music.  Local talent can be found Wednesday evenings in Templeton Park, Fridays in Paso Park and Saturdays Atascadero is the place….all free!  The Mid State Fair has a fabulous line up this year, as does Vina Robles Amphitheater if you are in the mood for bigger named groups.  Wineries put together some great daytime, early evening entertainment.  Most event details can be found at or listed on individual websites. But spoil yourself and get out for some fabulous summer entertainment!!!paso park 4th

New Winery on Vineyard……for a good Central Coast day outside!

Wine tasting is fun but I hesitate to squander our beautiful Central Coast days inside. Happy to report that my recent oh-so-pleasant Sunday happened at Brecon Estate Winery.  Our hosts Damian from Wales and Amanda from Australia make excellent wine plus they are impressively both ‘cavers’ and park rangers in their home countries.  Absolutely loved their chic indoor/outdoor tasting area! “Aussies love to drink outside” Amanda reminds, so the setting is perfect Central Coast. We will definitely go back for the wine but also the lively conversation and soothing views of our ancient oaks and vines.breconbrecon 2


Fun New Eatery and Bar in Paso

fish gaucho 1 Love having more outdoor dining choices for our great summer evenings!  Owners of Pappy McGregor’s just opened a new ‘Baja style’ Mexican food at the corner of 13th and Pine.  They are focusing on fresh fish and vegetables much like you would see in Cabo or San Diego.  That bar looks like it will be quite a lively place as well…..Tequila flights with over 85 to sample! I am going to try the ceviche but I bet my son’s is better! gaucho 2

New Listing! 10150 San Marcos Road, Atascadero


Tastefully decorated and move in ready, this well maintained hilltop home on 3
acres offers stunning views of hills, valleys and coastal range. The custom
built one story residence is bright and spacious with 2580sqft and an additional
420sqft bonus room. The living room with soaring open beam ceilings, Brazilian
cherry hardwood floors and picture windows flows to formal dining area. Family
room has open beams and fireplace with elegant powder room. The kitchen features
honed granite counters, stainless steel appliances, alder cabinetry, walk in
pantry and breakfast area. Bonus room has outside entrance. Master suite has
patio door to access spa, modern bath and walk in closet. Also three additional
bedrooms, large bath and mudroom/laundry. Lush and colorful drought tolerant
gardens surround sunny patios for relaxation. A convenient location in the
desirable 3F Meadows area only 2.5 miles from 101 includes two car garage, three
car carport, RV parking and room for horses