Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Beautiful Seaside Home

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.eureka home f street 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. eureka home foyer eurkea home great room eureka home great room with fireplaceeureka home studyThe 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.eureka home master bedroom Clean and crisp white beaded board and an antique claw foot bathtub scream farmhouse style.eureka home bathroomPlenty of bedrooms for guests….eureka home bedroom  …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.eureka home part of kitcheneureka home dining roomThe 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….



Brenda Pruitt said...

It's absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous! The tan color of the walls looks like mine, and so does the crown molding. Oh my, I'd love to have that one!

Elyse said...

beautiful, becky! and the mom in me, loves the bunk beds!

i have beach house dreams, too. it all begins with a dream, right?!

hope all is well, sweetie


Jocelyn said...

Isn't it wonderful to dream?? We dreamed for years about building our own home. But the Lord had other plans and gave us a house way beyond our dreams. Thanks for sharing this beautiful home. I do so love the floors.

Jocelyn @

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Me too! I love this home. We can be neighbors..It is a dreamy home full of charm.
Dreaming is good and I hope all your dreams come true..
Lots of love,

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


Oh the stuff dreams are made of!

Just look at that amazing home.

Oh my word!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a gorgeous home! I did go to the site, expecting a million dollar price tag....I was surprised that it was much, much lower!

Buy that lottery ticket Becky!

Debby said...

With your things in that home it would be perfect. I love the how open the home is. It is so well taken care of as well.
Hope things are going okay.

marie said...

Yep...I could picture you and your "stuff" in there immediately! I hope your dream comes true Becky.

On another note...I discovered a new blog today...I can't remember the name but the author's name is Jean and she knows you. I got to read about you on her blog...I think it's the Jean who made your wonderful red & white quilt that you have in your guest room.
Small blog world I say!

Have an excellent day sweet Becky!

Susan Freeman said...

Great house! I agree with you about trading out a farmhouse style table and chairs in the kitchen for the bistro table. The yard would be great for the pups too. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you to win the lottery and move on in!!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Stacey said...

You always find the best cottages to dream about. I never buy lottery tickets...I just forget. But you should!!

Vee said...

I don't know...they're only paying a few hundred dollars more than I am for my mortgage for a whole lot more house. Beautiful home and a real pleasure to see. I guess I won't spend a lot of time thinking about it, though. =D

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a gorgeous house! It looks as if it belongs on the coast in England ... fabulous.

If we both win lotteries, you'll have to fight me for this place!


Cass @ That Old House said...

Just looked at the listing -- the house is REALLY resonably priced, and the taxes are REALLY low -- at least by northern NJ standards. Wow.

Nice house -- I can't believe it hasn't been snapped up yet. I wonder how far it is from the shore?

I LOVE to stalk houses.

Molly the Airedale said...

We hope you win the lottery! It's just beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

That really does look like a dream house!

Linda said...

Oh now that's just my style too! I love it...maybe I should buy a lottery ticket too!! I have always wanted to move North!!

Pat said...

Becky, I can just SEE you in there with all your pretty things. Maybe something similar will come your way. Think positive!!! hugs, pat

Pat said...

Becky, I can just SEE you in there with all your pretty things. Maybe something similar will come your way. Think positive!!! hugs, pat

Perfectly Printed said...

What a lovely home!! I too would love a house by the ocean. My nana had a house right on the ocean in Del Mar, near San Diego..when she passed the family had to sell it for taxes. Too bad, I think that was my only shot at having a beach house!

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow. I love it all. The wood floors, that old stove, the big airy rooms with lots of light. *sigh* maybe I should buy a lottery ticket too?:>)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Your right, you never know it might be meant to be!!

Pondside said...

When the time is right you'll find the house that has been waiting for you. I can see why this one might be IT!

Simply Shelley said...

Beautiful....I can see you living there and being very content. You would add your decorating charm to it and make it all the better :)


On another note...my son will be graduating around June 10th from Marine boot camp...its been quite the experience for him,but he has done really well thus far. Somehow,I am going to make my first trip ever to CA. :) I am so proud of him.

wendy said...

oh my..this place was gorgeous.
I too have had MANY dreams of the house I'd like to live in some day.
The "dream house" as they say.
I am kinda thinking I may have to "edit" that dream.
oh well..........We can still hang on to those dreams as just "lovely places" to take us to

Donna said...

Gorgeous house! I could live there too but only in my dreams :)

Kris said...

It is fabulous! My cup of tea too!!!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Dearest Becky,
It's always fun to dream a little! I have always wanted a front porch with a swing and a few years ago...my dream came true!
Never stop dreaming...my sweet friend!
Carolynn x x x

Jennifer Dee said...

I too love white clad homes. This one is truly beautiful inside and out. I live in Cornwall England and I'm always on the look out for homes that are clad in wood; just love them.

One Shabby Old House said...

What a beautiful home! A perfect dream!

Claudia said...

It's so beautiful. Oh, I'd come back to California for this one!

It's a dream of mine to have one of those vintage stoves. I am crazy in love with them.


Connie said...

Wow that house is super beautiful. Don't buy a lottery ticket - just save your money; then you have a sure thing. Just sayin....

Victoria said...

What a beautiful house that is! I think living right on the beach is a dream for many of us!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog:)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Beautiful home. Really like the bedroom with blue.