4/15/12

On the Beach House

Spring is here and
I am putting my beach house back on the market.
I have been cleaning and decorating.
It has been beautiful and sunny here, so what
a treat, to spent time at my beach house
doing what I love to do best...decorate and
practice up on my DIY skills.

 I brought in a new (old table)

I replaced my Ikea table with this rustic gem.
Painters cloths now cover the vintage couch and Ikea chairs.
If I have time I would like to recover the cushions on my dining room chairs.


 It is tulip time here in Skagit Valley.
 The tulips are now just blooming and the fields are full of daffodils.
Farmers are planting their crops and the snow geese have moved on
 Driving up here from Kirkland each week is so nice.  I take the
conway exit and drive through the farms and fields.  A short hour and
a half from the city. But it feels like a million miles away.


 This is the, "great room" all of 600 square feet.
It is living, dining, den, kitchen, breakfast nook and
entertainment room.  I have nice high ceiling, so it 
seems bigger.  This part of the house was barged and
put on pier blocks in the 1930's. A lot of fresh paint, 
all new wiring, plumbing and the demolishing of the sad remodels
of the past and she is good as new. 
The ceiling has the original planks.
Oh and of course a new foundation.
And new septic tank.
Total square footage is 1300. Two bedrooms.  Two bathrooms.
And a large open room with original pantry.
No stairs!  All one level.




You can see out into my yard.  It is quite large with
60 feet of waterfront.  My neighborhood is quaint and
each house is unique and one of a kind.  We are right next
to our local golf course, and in fact all this land once
belonged to the Similk beach golf community in the1940's.
The streets are Putter, Eagle, Caddy, Driver...and I live on Slice.


 Recycling of some dried flowers and driftwood.




 This shelf is in the shower.  I love old bottles.
I found the little bird jar at Pier one. Have you been there
lately? Some great things.  I also bought new Sisal rugs, towels, and shower curtains.
 I would love to have bought one of their aqua umbrella's for outside.


 A few polka dots to add to the whimsy of the old quilt.


Some great rusty found treasures from my beach.
Besides these great finds, there is a lot of driftwood. And
clamming and crabbing right from my own front yard.


This is the entry.
All the moss in my planters, I picked from the
side of the road on my drive home.



This was a picture taken last spring.
When all three sets of doors are open, it is paradise.


This was also taken last spring, see my Lilac bush in bloom?
We also use this fire pit all the time.


 I am a few steps from the beach. 
This is referred to as low bank waterfront.
Nothing like a beautiful inlet with a view of the
islands to gaze at.  To me this is the epitome of
a beach house. It is rustic and functional.
You come here to get away, enjoy nature, walk the
beach.


Play golf at the quaint Similk Beach golf course
5 minutes away and just forget all the pressures of life.
In fact I drive along this course to get home.




There are only 4 other houses on the market in my price range,
and mine is the only one that is ready to move into.
All the furnishings are for sale also.
Just bring a good book and kick back.
It couldn't be easier
to live the dream of living on the beach.

2 comments:

sugar Creek said...

OMG that is beautiful! I would never want to leave that house.

Gregoria Loth said...

I bet anyone who'd took a tour on your beach house definitely loved it. Every corner of the house is fixed and organized. It would be hard for the lookers not to appreciate the effort that you did. Anyway, how's it going now?

#Gregoria@PlayaNegraRealty.com