a dreamy little cottage

Some people dream of being a movie star. Some people dream of winning the lottery. I dream of having a sweet little cottage to call home; one with painted shutters, a front porch swing, and planter boxes. A picket fence and beautiful family living inside would be nice too but hey, let’s not get carried away.

This 540 square foot home, featured on Houzz, is a lovely example of my kind of dream home. The idea of an open layout in a small home with big character has always appealed to me. I much preferred my historic studio efficiency apartment over my 2 bedroom new construction while in college. I like the notion of “cozy” living. But it’s not only the cozyness of this home that I love – it’s the whole feel of the architecture and design, personality and character. I mean, could that picture with the black cat, open door, and warm interior lights be any more inviting!? The textural wood wall and industrial ceiling beams, the vintage range and wood burning stove, and the wall full of colorful books are all beautifully in sync. And from the outside, the moss covered roof, front porch swing, and that great tree growing right up through the deck all exude warmth and love. If these walls could talk I bet they would have a story to tell.

“The small home, situated north of Portland on picturesque Sauvie Island, is part of a wildlife and agricultural preserve in Oregon. The home is in its fifth use. Previously it was a single-family home in Vanport Village, a shipyard worker's abode, a goose-checking station and an auto mechanic's run-down rental.”- Cathy Lara, Houzz Staff writer

Source // Houzz

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