This is a great spot in the mountains above Santa Barbara. It was a mansion, built in the nineteen-teens. After it burned down in the 1940 Paradise Canyon fire, the property was opened up to public use (though it remains privately owned).
Note [12/06]: Just got this printed at 10"x15", and I was impressed... this turned out to be one of the sharpest night shots I've taken with the 11-18mm. Sweet!