Surrounded by hundreds of rosebushes, thousands of hydrangeas and a sea of dahlias, Oprah's teahouse sits on the spot and faces the view, not any view, but the view, the reason Oprah bought her home in Montecito, California.
Shadowed by the Santa Ynez Mountains, this is the place Oprah comes to read, meditate and enjoy a cup of tea. She could listen to music at the touch of a button, but doesn't: "I don't want to affect the mood here." She could transact business here, but doesn't: "No meetings, ever."
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