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Coconut Cottage

Today's treat comes courtesy of the Sunshine State. Coconut Cottage is located in the historic district of Mount Dora, Florida. On the exterior this is a quaint gabled tin roofed home complete with a white picket fence. A soft yellow and blue paint scheme smiles against the bright blue sky. The screened-in...

Chappaquiddick cottage

Here's a sweet summertime cottage on Chappaquiddick Island near Edgartown, Massachusetts. If you haven't fallen in love with the exterior - complete with "Rapunzel tower" - well, have a look inside... This cutie is currently for sale for $459,000. It's cozy, it's playful, it's classy and vintage - all at the same...

1923 Sears Kit Home for sale in Venice, CA

This adorable home in trendy Venice, California is heating up the house web with debate about its origins. It is purported to be a Sears and Roebuck Co mail order kit home but there is some disagreement as to what model it is. Curbed LA had the opinion that the home...

Surf pods

Going to the UK again today for a look at these adorable things... They are called Atlantic Surf Pods and they are located on the north Cornish coast of England. Staying in these types of pods for vacations (or holidays as the British say) is known as "glamping" - a glamorous version of camping. This luxury...

Half million dollar oceanfront shack for sale

Actually it's a former lobster trap shed. Well, two of them if you count the studio next door.  Price? $575,000 Measuring in at 384 square feet, this place is just real estate insanity. Sure it's cute - vintage, beachy - shabby-chic even; but I do believe that one of my bathrooms is bigger than this,...

Northern Michigan masterpiece

Have a look at this incredible 15,000 square foot lakeside mansion on Mullett Lake in northern Michigan. Let me just warn you: jaw surgery may be necessary after viewing this home! A realtor friend in northern Michigan sent me the listing which just went live this month. He describes the house as a "Great Gatsby-esque masterpiece"....

Beautiful Bay of Fundy home for sale

This one's a beauty! Located in Hall's Harbour, Kings County, Nova Scotia, this seaside home is currently listed for sale. Hall's Harbour is a quaint Canadian fishing village in the southwest region of Nova Scotia. This seaside home overlooks the famous Bay of Fundy - which is known for having the highest tidal...

Big Sur beauties

At the request of a reader who is searching for a home in Big Sur, California, I am featuring three Big Sur homes today for comparison. So let's see which one you would pick! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ House #1 The first one is a Mickey Muennig designed remodel of a 1977 home. This particular home is listed...

Beachside bungalow on Bainbridge Island

This little cutie is one of the historic cottages on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound, west of Seattle.  Bainbridge Island is an affluent bedroom community to Seattle, which is a 35-minute ferry boat ride away. In 2005 Bainbridge Island was named the second-best place to live in the United States by CNN/Money and Money...

Casa De Manana – a quirky Florida cottage

A reader of my blog sent me an email about the funky home he has for sale in south Florida... This place is a bohemian buffet for the senses in a sunny, palm-treed paradise (never mind about those hurricanes!) This little-bit-of-everything retreat is located in Lantana, Florida. Welcome to Casa De Mañana ! As you enter...