Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I’m dreaming of a house at the beach...
Happy Mother’s Day! A few days late, I know, but I’ve just returned from our annual beach adventure. Every Mother’s Day for the last ten years, my Mother, Iz and I have escaped to a small motel located in the heart of Cannon Beach, a quaint town on the northern Oregon coast. This year I mixed things up a bit and reserved a lovely house in Lincoln City. The house is less than a year old and has none of those issues related to an old 1927 house like ours. I could get used to this!
The house is located in a new housing development. The construction company decided to build custom homes here after the economy went sour, so there are just a few new houses in the development and many available lots for sale. Needless to say, the neighborhood was eerie quiet. We arrived late Friday afternoon and stayed until yesterday, and during that time a handful of cars drove by (one of which was a census taker who stopped by). I told him I lived there with my 20 cats and he slipped quietly away. I kept expecting people to arrive at the nearby homes for the weekend, but that never happened.
Here’s a little tour of this fabulous house. I didn’t bring the right lens to get it all in, but you’ll get the idea. After you enter through the front door, there’s a hallway that leads to a laundry room and three bedrooms (each with its own bathroom!) Mine also had its own deck.
A staircase (with 18 stairs) takes you up to the great room...
The great room includes a gourmet kitchen...
Notice how small my Mom looks in this kitchen? Everything is oversized. The counters were quite high, the sink very deep, and the cupboards out of reach.
Check out the concrete counters. They look great, but I’m not ready to have them in my house. If you leave any liquids on them, they stain.
Living room with a gas fireplace and an ocean view...
Deck with an ocean view... (or a view of the woods, depending on which direction you look)
TV room... name that movie
And, of course, another bathroom (that makes a total of four!)
We actually did a little shopping in the nearby town.
We found it difficult to spend too much of our precious time hanging out with the crowds when we had the quiet house luring us back.
posted by Cindy at 12:01 PM