The listing described this home as “like living in a novel” and I couldn’t agree more. It’s over-the-top romantic and if it’s this beautiful and enchanting in pictures, I can’t imagine what it must be like in person.
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Whoever built this home was definitely a romantic at heart to hang a beautiful glowing lantern from a tree to greet those who visit after dark. Can you imagine coming to a party here at night and seeing this!
By daylight this would be your view. I wonder if this is an actual driveway of sorts. I love the stone and moss or whatever kind of ground cover they used in between the stone. I once toured a home that had a parking pad or parking area that was concrete pavers and grass, and the concrete part was done in a cut-out design so the grass grew up through it. Absolutely loved how it looked. A grassy/mossy driveway like that gets rid of the concrete jungle feel.
Yup, like living in a novel…or maybe a romantic TV saga set in ancient times.:)
This home is built in the French Normandy style of architecture. French Normandy architecture came into popularity right after the end of the first World War. It gets its inspiration from the grand French chateaus. Looking at this window transports me to another era, a place far, far away. What century are we in…not sure I know.
The romance continues inside with beamed ceilings and romantic decor throughout. Look at that gorgeous basket over the mantel!
French Country style fabrics and decorative pieces continue throughout the home. Notice all the stone, that’s another big feature in French Normandy architecture.
Not sure if this is a separate music room or part of the living room area.
The kitchen continues the warm, French Country style with copper pots hanging from an iron pot rack.
Love that deep window sill for flowers. I think I would have them lined up all across there. If one flower is good, five is even better, right? 😉
Okay, all you stove connoisseurs, is that an Aga? I know there are several brands that look kind of like this and I can never tell them apart.
Even though the space is large and open, the warm color of the wood beams and wood trim makes the room feel cozy.
There’s a bar for entertaining, love the lanterns! It’s those kind of extra touches that give a space like this such a lovely feeling.
There’s a beautiful wood-paneled study and library…gorgeous! Love the trunk/coffee table.
Would you ever get any work done with that view? We’re going outside in just a sec to see more of it and it’s truly stunning! You are going to love it, promise!
Every bedroom in this home is beautiful and romantic.
Blue and yellow…very French Country.
Another beautiful bedroom…
I wonder if there’s a TV in the console/chest at the foot of the bed, the kind that rises up so you can watch television while in bed. This room has so much personality with the vaulted trussed ceilings and that amazing ocean view!
So many things to love in this room from the beautiful bed to the window seat overlooking the ocean.
Imagine bathing here with that view! Yes, please!
This feels very French Country, doesn’t it? Okay, let’s go out back and check out that ocean view that’s been teasing us from inside.
Could you handle having this just outside your back door?
Love this wooden gate with the tree design. It kind of mimics the tree on the left a bit.
I would absolutely live out here. I’d slather on 5 lbs of sunscreen and nap here for hours! Okay, maybe the umbrella we saw earlier would be a better idea. Can you imagine working on a laptop or reading a book here while listening to the waves crashing against the shore!
Here’s the setting for this beautiful home. I love how they included a small beach area! You can watch a beautiful video about the home here: Otter Cove. It truly is a special home!
The interior of this home reminds me a little of Giraffe Manor, a manor home where you can actually go for vacation! You can tour Giraffe Manor here: Giraffe Manor
You can see more of the beautiful home we toured today at the listing here: French Normandy Home on the Fabled 17 Mile Drive