Friday, October 3, 2014

House Spy Friday- Bremerton Beach Cottage

Bremerton Wa. is located across the sound from Seattle.. and only a 45 min ferry ride. It's actually a reasonable choice if you are wanting a waterfront summer cottage. As the home prices are much more reasonable vs Seattle area. In fact we were tempted by a few of them ourselves while house hunting...and if it wasn't for the longer commute for hubby and the fact that some of the schools are rated fairly poorly, we may have bought one.
Today's little gem is in Bremerton and it is waterfront, though not on the main body. I actually had this house in my favorites a couple years ago, and I found it's back on the market. Maybe if it's back by the time we retire, we will go look at it.

The color is perfect for it.. the marine blue shingles, the white trim and shutters and bits of color in the patio furniture. I love the mature trees and shrubs, they look well cared for, but not formal.

I'm usually not a huge fan of this much wood. However in this cottage it feels very sweet and cozy. The rustic built in's next to the fireplace, the huge amount of windows. I LOVE the dutch door!!This feels like a room meant to curl up with a good mystery and a cup of tea and listen to the rain pattering outside. 

And you can gaze outside and watch the weather on the water.

The dining area has more of the paneling... I could see this cottage going two ways. You could go with rustic and keep the pretty knotty pine. Or you could white wash, or paint the trim for a crisp nautical look. Either way would look really cute. The wood floor in here is fabulous, it looks like reclaimed barnwood, it's kind of peiced together in places. This cottage has tons of character. 

Top it off with a bright white farmhouse style kitchen. It looks like it has a nook to one side. Large pantry cabinet and I spy another dutch door! swoon..

The doors look original with crystal knobs. I see bead board in the bath and maybe hex tiles. I'm not fond of the ceiling tile.. but that could be replaced by plank or bead board. 

This master is adorable. Look at the scalloped edge wood trim, again you could keep it cozy wood, or go painted. I spy a hidden door under the window, do you see the little knobs. Again ceiling tile needs removed and a plank ceiling would look cool in here. There was actually another view of this room, it's bigger and there is a sitting area to one side. Again.. just loads of character!

A romantic little fish pond, fire pit for s'mores and a beach. 

Down on the cove, the tide was low when the photographer came.. I spy some other cottages around the water, looks like a sweet little neighborhood and good place to putter around in a kayak. 

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