Todays area...Bainbridge Island WA.
The Puget Sound islands are known for quirky summer homes and full time artist cottages. If you start at the high end price range you get the big fancy houses..so I always start small, as the ones with character tend to be the cheaper ones.
This little yellow cottage is sweet..and has a cute art studio just down the garden path.
Lots of big windows!
This Log Cabin is the perfect mix of warm rustic woods and character. My kids would love that loft space..and again another studio. This one also has a creek, chicken coop and gardens. A Little boy heaven if you don't mind washing a lot of clothes. The inside looks like something from a fall/winter PB catalog.
This sweet cottage is fab! I'm loving the robin egg kitchen..not sure I would have the guts to do it myself. But here it looks great and just pops in the photos. The warm wood floors and soft colors feel very summery and fresh. The gardens are wonderful too.. just enough wild to them, the blue flowers compliment the house colors.