Friday, October 18, 2013

A Michigan Lakefront Storybook Cottage

One of our long time friends on our Caron's Beach House Facebook page sent me these wonderful pictures of her sister's beautifully remodeled lakefront home Dexter, Michigan.  Wow, I am so jealous! I could live here, how about you?

Located on Baseline Lake, this is a storybook cottage home with classic periwinkle blue shutters, scroll porch details and gingerbread scalloped siding.  Don't you just love that red brick walkway?  (I can see myself skipping up to the front porch!)

This is definitely a home built for extended family with extra guest rooms, a cute bunk room for kids, and extensive seating around the varied patios and decks. These lakefront home owners adore their grand kids and have them out to the lake as much as they can.  What a magical place for kids to visit and play; fishing, boating, or simply dreaming away an afternoon...

 Someone definitely has a green thumb.  Simply gorgeous with an abundance of brightly colored flowers with an adorable blue and white birdhouse perched in the middle to greet guests as they are welcomed up to the front porch.

Stripes!  I think using a larger rug to greet guests makes so much more of a statement, and makes the porch area feel like more of an actual "room".  Great idea.  (P.S. More flowers!)

 What a wonderful contrast to the blue and white outside - a sunny yellow kitchen.  Love that chandelier!

Beautifully done lakeside cottage bedrooms

  I can see why their grand kids would totally want to have this "bunk room" for their home away from home!

Wow, what a wonderful wall of windows!  Now to just find a cup of tea, a cozy throw blanket, a good romance novel, and I would be set on a cool fall day in Michigan. 

Definitely a beautiful home built for fun and extra guests!

Yep, I could live here... now to just get Tom to think about lake living? 

Have a great weekend everyone!  Not sure what we are up to, but do know that we probably will be avoiding Half Moon Bay this weekend, as it is the annual Pumpkin Fest craziness... Always looks like fun, until we get stuck in traffic...


a quiet life said...

this is so adorable i could live there in a heartbeat!

Barb said...

Wow! I do love that lake house!

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