The yard is what stole my heart with the wraparound brick driveway, the biggest banyan trees I’ve ever seen and the white picket fence.
Charming is the word that describes the cottage, where french doors take you into the living room, family room, dining room, and master bedroom. So many doors and windows allowing the sunlight to pour in all day!
Walk on up our little brick pathway to the old brick patio with the porch swing…
As you walk in the door you see our living room to the left.
Original hardwood floors and white board walls were perfect as is. Our cottage is filled with a mix of thrift store finds, antique treasures, and new furnishings. Coastal cottage is the feeling I wanted for our getaway home.
The little white whicker rocking chair was bought for my youngest son who was 4 years old at the time. The pillows I made for his nursery but had kept tucked away for a few years until I was able to bring them here and place them on his chair…perfect fit…and sweet memories of when he was a baby whenever I look at them.
Remember, the french doors I mentioned out of every room? The living room has two sets! I can open the front french doors and look out onto our front yard, and open the back french doors and look onto the pool.
Seashells collected over the years on our beach are scattered throughout the home in jars, on books and in baskets. We never know what unique shell we’ll find when shelling around here.
Our eating nook is a walkthrough path from the living room, as you pass the kitchen and enter into a large family room (more on that room in a future blog post!). I found the table and chairs at a resale shop. The table is distressed and chippy, perfect for a comfortable gathering for our house of five.
The master bedroom has a set of french doors that open up to the pool and also a sitting “sun room.” We are planning on doing some renovations in here so I’ll be sharing more of that in the future along with the bathroom renovations.
The beds and teak armoire were thrift store finds.
The best part of the cottage is the back yard. We have complete privacy from surrounding neighbors with huge ficus hedges surrounding the home perimeter. Sitting out by the pool is so peaceful and relaxing.
This is our mango tree and we also have grapefruit and avocado trees! Buckets of fruit get gathered by the boys and they like to sell it at their mini fruit stands on the street corner.
UPDATE: Our cute little cottage received a MEGA renovation! Come see what it looks like now HERE!!