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.
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.
“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.” 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.”
Take the tour at Coastal Living and let me know what you think!
(Photography by Lisa Romerein.)