The O'Meara Family
Carol O'Meara had been in this house since 1961, her husband, a scientist with Hughes Research, having bought the property in 1959 for $5,000. The house became a refuge and haven for animals and people alike: Cherry's sister Holly nicknamed the house Mud Nest, as so many swallows built mud nests in the eaves, and because of its chronic untidiness. Her daughter, Cherry, moved back to her childhood home in Malibu a few years ago as a caretaker for her 90 year old mother. This was supposed to have been Carol's final home.