One of our lifetime dreams is to own a home that is in close proximity to the ocean. For now it is only a dream, but I did find a beautiful home that is for sale in a Northern California ocean side town. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you may recall that I am in love with old wood sided homes – particularly white ones with a farmhouse feel to them. When I came upon the photo of this home, I fell in love with the setting and the yard. The yard is large enough for the Scotties to run around in and there is plenty of land to have a gorgeous cottage style flower garden.
Not only is the outside adorable, but the inside is exquisite. Gleaming wood floors, white moldings, a large foyer, a river rock fireplace all shout out farmhouse style. The home exudes a peacefulness to it and is inviting as soon as you enter the front door. The room above would be a wonderful TV room and home office. However, I do like the baby grand piano that the homeowners have in place.
Below, soothing pale blue walls make for a serene contrast to the white furniture and draperies. I can imagine the gauzy fabrics blowing into the room as a cool ocean breeze filters through an open window. There is an organic feel to the room with fresh cut flowers on the bedside and the leaf patterned rug on the floor. Clean and crisp white beaded board and an antique claw foot bathtub scream farmhouse style.Plenty of bedrooms for guests…. …and an antique stove to cook up some wonderful buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. Love the hickory cabinets and white subway tile backsplash. I think I’d add a rectangular shaped farmhouse table as an island in lieu of the bistro table and chairs.The dining room has plenty of natural light and overlooks the backyard garden and is large enough for entertaining family and friends.
There isn’t one thing I’d change about this home. It is totally our style, down to the colors of the walls and wall papered foyer. It is pretty much move-in ready and just gorgeous through and through.
For more information on this in-town historic home, just click HERE to navigate you to the listing agency.
I think I will buy a lottery ticket this week. Shucks, you just never know! It never hurts to day dream about things, right?
Till next time….