I always get excited when the new Coastal Living magazine hits my mailbox because I can daydream a little about having sand and surf right outside my door.
The October issue features “The Ultimate Beach House,” Coastal Living’s 2010 Idea House.
Take a look!
Coastal Living’s 2010 Idea House
The Idea House was built in Seabrook, a new development along the Washington coast between Moclips and Copalis Beach.
It’s described as a Craftsman cottage with a cedar-shake gambrel roof.
The house has 3,200 square feet spread over three levels, with two bedrooms, a gym/spa, media room, and a guest cottage that’s separated by a courtyard.
Designer Tim Clarke decorated the house.
I really love the master bath, although I wonder how practical it is to have the mirrors in front of windows, lighting-wise.
Does it make it hard to see yourself in the mirror when the sun is streaming through? Do you have to squint a lot?
“Shiplap walls add timeworn beach cottage character to any new space,” says the mag.
Designer Tim Clarke adds, “a room needs less decoration when it has interesting architecture.”
One of my other favorite spaces is the outdoor living and dining areas with the big stone fireplace.
I think I’d spend a lot of my time in the courtyard and on that big back porch.
From the house the view is of “dark gray sand, deep blue ocean, and clear skies…through a screen of tall, skinny Sitka spruce trees.”
More photos and information at Coastal Living.
(Photography by Lisa Romerein.)