As I get ready for bed this evening, this is what the thermostat in the upstairs part of my home reads. That’s a huge improvement over what it was all day yesterday and today, which was 90 degrees. It cooled down a bit after it rained today.
Midday on Sunday, the upstairs A/C ceased to work, it just gave up the ghost! I called my heating and air company right away and the person who answered said the first available appointment they could give me was for Wednesday, July 6th. I guess they don’t consider it a big priority if you still have one floor with working A/C. Hopefully I’ll have working air conditioning by tonight and can sleep in my own bed instead of on the sofa. I like my sofa, but not for sleeping.
In the meantime, let’s head for a place that’s much cooler, a wonderful cottage named Pinewold Cottage with waterside views. This cottage dates back to 1915 and was restored and freshened up by Whitten Architects in 2007. Previous owners had made some additions that weren’t well thought out and they took away from the home’s original beauty and function. All this was corrected during the restoration and renovation.
This Foursquare cottage gets much of its charm from it’s cedar-shingled exterior and fabulous wraparound porch.
Such a fabulous porch and don’t you love those lanterns! I’m kind of surprised they didn’t opt for ceiling fans but maybe the breezes off the lake make those unnecessary.
Inside you’ll find tons of cottage charm including hardwood flooring and beadboard walls.
Love this sunroom and the wonderful built-in bookcases. Why don’t we build bookcases into our homes today? You just can’t beat the features like this found in an older home.
The kitchen has been updated, yet they managed to keep its original cottage feel. Love that! I also love the placement of the microwave, not too high and not too low. I’m guessing there are some wonderful views through those double windows over the sink.
I wonder if the butcher block countertop is original to the home? It appears to have been well-used and enjoyed over the years. I love how they left as much original character as possible when the home was restored/renovated.
Another lovely feature that was left in this fabulous lake cottage is the built-in corner, china cabinet.
You’ll see beadboard walls throughout the home. I love this color green, it’s so soothing, so restful.
And then there’s this, the view! So, so wonderful!
I bet someone enjoyed a fabulous 4th of July right here in this spot a few days ago!
Read more about this beautiful cottage at Whitten Architects website where these photos were found: Pinewold Cottage (Photography by Rob Karosis and interior design by Betsy McCue Train.)
Love a charming seaside cottage? This dreamy cottage is one of my faves.
Love this room so much! You’ll find the full tour of this beach home here: A Dreamy Seaside Cottage
You’ll find other beautiful waterside homes I’ve featured previously here: Waterside Homes, or by clicking on the collage below.
What’s your idea of the ideal beach cottage? Where would it be located? With summer in full swing, I would love to spend a few days with my toes in the sand somewhere. 🙂