Archive Description

A Cliff May designed rectangular-shaped single story stucco over adobe dwelling and red tile gabled roof with wide beamed overhangs, includes a garage attached by a roofed breezeway. The main entrance to the living area is through a massive wooden door. The interior rooms all open to a large saltillo-tiled central courtyard which includes a swimming pool. Large Doric columns support the patio roof and add beauty. Numerous sliding glass and french doors link the living space with the outdoors. Wrought iron fixtures and window grilles contribute to the Spanish style. A number of stucco chimneys, some with clay pots affixed, a May trademark, emerge from the roof top. Simplicity mixed with the horizontal building lines enables this home to blend harmoniously with its environment.

* Taken from State of California Primary Record, Rancho Santa Fe Historic Building Survey January 1999

Views of the House
















Second Study and Bath

This room was likely intended as a guest room since there is no access to it from inside the house but rather from the interior courtyard.

Closet space of second study



Michael Taylor Furniture (page 2)

Master Bedroom

Mirror 47" round $8000 (metal like material)

Fossilized Stone Top Desk 29h x 85l x 41w SOLD

Fossilized Stone Top Nightstand (2) SOLD
25h x 53w x 25d

Rectangular Stone Planters (2) $300

Rattan like top, wooden based bench $300
17h x 44w x 22d

Upholstered top bench
17h x 59w x 27d SOLD

Leather Chairs (2) SOLD 33h x 32w x 22d

Fossilized stone top round table
40" round SOLD

Fossilized Stone Table Lamps
32h x 13 diameter and
32h x 11 diameter BOTH SOLD

Collection of three matching rugs (10.5 x 11.25 and two 4.5 x 5)

Upholstered ottoman $500.00
17h x 25w x 22d

Draperies covering large french doors (match upholstered bench and ottoman) $500


End Table with fossilized stone top $500.00
27h x 47w x 35d

End Table with fossilized stone top $300.00
27h x 36w x 36d

Coffee Table with fossilized stone top 17h x 68w x 30d SOLD

Partner's Desk with fossilized stone top $3,000.00
30h x 79w x 51d (stain has been touched up on legs since this picture was taken)

Striped Couch w/2 round throw pillows $1,000.00
32h x 104w x 46d

Mexican Chairs w/cushions to match couch (2) $300 each
33h x 39w x 27d

Seisal rug in golden tan $500.00 15' x 8 3/4'

Draperies (match pattern on couch) $300

Lamps (2) BOTH SOLD


Michael Taylor Furniture

Interior designs by the late Michael Taylor ( The interiors were featured in the July 1986 issue of Architectural Digest in an article called "Courting the Sun, Light Touch for a California Ranch House". The house was sold with most of the furnishings, many of which are for sale (prices and dimensions below). All furniture is c. 1980's (around 1983-4) and much of it was custom made by Mr. Taylor for the house. Contact Candice at 858-759-7353 to purchase any pieces.


kitchen table
Round Wooden Pedastal Table 62" round $2,000.00

kitchen chairs
Wooden Chairs (6) 44h x 19w x 17d $200 each

Great Room

two of four planters
Planters without plants (2) - 36 x 34 x 24h $1000 each

Aegean Sea Olive Press

Aegean Sea Olive Press 88h x 57w x 29d contact for pricing

Close up of Olive Press

I found the following links about olive presses. They all look very old, just like the press pictured here. (scroll down to middle of page)

Two piece Sectional with four round throw pillows 32h x 100w x 44d and 32h x 173l x 44d SOLD

(Recovered by owners within the last three years)

Large patterned rug 24' x 14' $800

Two upholstered swivel chairs with throw pillows 35h x 42w x 42d
Upholstered Ottoman 17h x 37w x 42d

Coffee Table with fossilized top 17h x 70 x 78 SOLD

Ottoman (2) 19h x 36w x 27d SOLD

(Recovered by owners within the last three years)

Occasional Table with fossilized top 48" round x 24h SOLD

Chairs Only (4, I believe are left)

Guest Room

Beds, benchs, end table, linens

End Table with fossilized top 29h x 51w x 28d SOLD
Twin headboard SOLD

Metal bedframes, box spring, matress SOLD

Foot Stool SOLD
Small Mexican Chair $50

Chair, ottoman, window coverings

Window Coverings 2 sets
Mexican Chair (2) SOLD
Ottoman SOLD
Floor Lamp 65h x 12 diameter (2) (one has a loose top) SOLD

Wooden table taken by previous owners

King's Chair

King's Chair 58h x 29w x 21d $500

Large clay ribbed planter with plant $800

Large stone planter (not including purple flowering cacti) $800

Rectangular Stone Planter (with plants) $400

more Michael Taylor furniture...



Backside of arched entry and driveway

Street Side of House, there is a 3 foot wall on other side of lawn to further block the house from the street

Chimney with clay pots affixed

Organic garden

Iron grill on door leading from front side of house to courtyard

Walkway behind pool area - the large window in the center slides open (although it is painted shut right now)

Master bedroom patio and path


Master Bedroom

I like the original shutters on the window.