Lookiloos received so much reaction to our story about the 60th anniversary of Big Sur’s Nepenthe restaurant that we decided to give you more! More photos that is. If you haven’t heard of Nepenthe, it’s a fabulous example of mid-century modern architecture in 1949, perched on the cliffs of California’s coast. Lookiloos also took readers to the lesser known, but fascinating log cabin just above the restaurant — a cabin that Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth bought for a love nest away from Hollywood in 1944, a cabin that is still home to the granchildren of the couple who founded Nepenthe in 1949.
So, here, please enjoy a whole slideshow of photos from Nepenthe as well as more shots of the log cabin inside and out. And if you ever find yourself heading down Highway One, make sure to stop. It’s just south of Ventana Inn and the Post Ranch. (On the coast side, of course.)
48510 Highway #1
Big Sur, California 93920
(Historic photos are courtesy of Nepenthe. Cabin photos by Julia Prodis Sulek for www.lookiloos.com.)