Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Dreamy Cottage By The Lake

The new Midwest Living hit my mailbox two days ago and I can not stop looking at this beautiful house on Lake Michigan.  It is my dream looks like a little Hobbit house...not too big, full of well crafted details and thoughfully designed spaces.
 Love all the 1930's detailing, the green craftsman columns, the rounded screen door, window boxes, beautiful wood windows with the simple two over two grid pattern, the log construction...Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was right "God is in the details."

How quaint is this entrance?  It beckons you to enter in...

How wonderful is this door?  One of my very favorite things is a rounded front door. And if that wasn't enough it has a rounded screen door--good night!  You already know how I feel about wallpaper and I LOVE this paisley paper...and how about the curly willow bench?

Same paisley of the wallpaper is on the upholstered seats..great way to tie the rooms together.

Wouldn't you love to be writing from this little desk?

Look how the color is incorporated through the whole house from the inside out with the green beams.  Not to mention the gorgeous stone fireplace with the deer head. I don't know why but I heart game mounts.

Look at this beauty of a bathroom...the windows, the tub...Calgon, take me away...

You can see more picture of the house and read the story here.


  1. Thanks for posting the link. The house is perfect!

  2. it is a dreamy fairytail kind of place...I too am liking the rounded door and screen...and ooooh that tub.....dreamy

  3. That house is a fairy tale! I'll have to pick up a copy of the mag to add to my wish pile!

  4. That is definatly a dream here. Love the vintage look and furn. I wouldn't sit in the desk chair though. Have a nice day.

  5. How beautiful is that house indeed! Especially a hobbit house look-alike, mon cheri would love that! I love your blog Caroline, I'm now following you!

    Just saying "bonjour" from your fellow Cottage Flora participant.

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog. I looked at your last few posts and found them very interesting. That house is beautiful. I wish I could go there right now. I love your chicken coop. How fancy and how nice of you to treat your babies so nice. I think keeping bees would be easier than keeping chickens. Especially if you just have one hive. And I have chalkboard paint and have used it on terra cotta pots, and trays (turned them into chalk boards) but never thought about using them on glass jars. What a great idea.

    Cindy Bee

  7. Ben's Grandma has a cottage on Lake Michigan that she visits in the summer. He also has very fond memories of summers at the lake. We've been talking about going this summer as a family; I've never been.

  8. Awesome & dreamy. Not so fond of the deer head though. But would luv a retreat there.

  9. Hi Caroline,
    This wonderful house would suit my lifestyle just fine...sure would love to be the caretaker of it. Found your post over at Tracies, Fishtail Cottage..I'm now your newest I will be back for another visit..

  10. Soo cute! Very much like a hobbit lifestyle.. i love that book!

  11. I just love it! I need to check out the new issue of Midwest Living...
    I am cracking up that you called it a hobbit house! I saw a house in Phoenix, somewhere in one of the historic districts, near Willo, that looked like a hobbit house...hahaha!!!

  12. That magazine looks great! Look forward to checking it out.Really like your blog!


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