Homes With Great Views

  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson’s Summer House: Exterior

    Remember the name Ólafur Darri. The award-winning Icelandic film star has been crossing over to U.S. film audiences, with roles in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (remember the hilarious…   Read the Blog

  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson’s Summer House: Exterior

    The actor, whose credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and True Detective, tells us about his favorite spots in his Icelandic apartment and scenic summer home.   See the Gallery

  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson’s Summer House: View

    “There is a lovely view from the summer house all the way out to sea,” Ólafur says. “A lot of Icelanders have ‘summer’ houses, as they are called. It has to be said that most of them are also…   See the Image

  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson’s Summer House: Exterior

    When he’s not acting, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (who you may remember as the hilarious drunken pilot in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) splits his time between his Iceland apartment and…   See the Image

  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson’s Summer House: Deck

    A view from the veranda. Despite its name, Ólafur says his favorite time to visit the summer house is mid-winter. “It is so cozy when you can just stay indoors, reading a book, while the…   See the Image

  • Walkway: Timeless Beauty in Montecito, Calif.

    The outdoor walkway is illuminated by overhead lanterns hanging from a sprawling weeping willow tree. The home's grand entrance gets its finishing touches from several neatly manicured hedges and…   See the Image

  • Bathroom: Timeless Beauty in Montecito, Calif.

    The elegant bathroom features two vintage sink basins, as well as a freestanding bathtub at the center of the room. Exquisite features, such as a soft, rosy chaise lounge and houndstooth hardwood…   See the Image

  • Sitting Room: Timeless Beauty in Montecito, Calif.

    Just beyond the home office area is cozy sitting area, complete with traditionally upholstered sofas and several bookshelves for showcasing a small home library. Soft neutrals throughout the space…   See the Image

  • Pool: Timeless Beauty in Montecito, Calif.

    After taking a dip in the pool, it's time to enjoy one of the many poolside spaces, including the green-and-white striped lounge chairs, small dining table and outdoor fireplace. Gorgeous landscaping…   See the Image

  • Kitchen: Timeless Beauty in Montecito, Calif.

    The kitchen includes marble countertops and white beadboard walls paired with classic wallpaper. The kitchen's main feature is the vintage icebox refrigerator, complete with shelving above for…   See the Image