......I wouldn't want a big modern house at the beach.
My idea of beach living would be some place like this........a little, old fashioned, "beach cottage". Perhaps painted pale pink, aqua, or sunny yellow....with a front porch to place my brightly painted rocking chairs where I'd sit and watch the people pass by on their way to the beach and the blue Atlantic beyond. Here I could shake off the sand without concern for messing up a fancy house.
I'd have a pot of healthy vegetarian soup on the stove most days, and out back a small grill to enjoy some local fresh caught flounder and shrimp now and then. The tea kettle would be ready to boil, and if there had been no time to bake a cake, the vintage tin filled with chocolate-dipped almond biscotti would always be available.
The furniture would be comfy, slipcovered, and the wood floors painted white. Life would stay simple, easy going, and of course you'd all be invited to stop by when driving through town......my door would always be open.
Yes, this small house would be perfect..............wonder if they'd be willing to sell!
If I was a small beach bird, this pink house seen
in the garden at the NC Aquarium would be my home......
.........or if already taken I would snuggle in this rustic nesting box nearby for the season.
Driving around the beach and looking at the houses is
always fun.....this one was colorful and
obviously the home of artistic, crafty,
"use it up, wear it out, make it do, or go without" types.....loved it.
This vintage camper in their garden was great - can you read that sign - Just Another Day in PARADISE! -
and I know each day at the North Carolina coast is just that.......
....and their bird houses, decorating the now leafless tree,
what a great idea.
Is there a particular spot where would you'd like to
have a beach house?
East or West coast, if you're in the USA or Canada?
How about all my friends in Europe, where would you choose?
Australia and New Zealand - how about sharing your favorite
beach with us, there are some beautiful ones out there.