Where have you been all my life?

Where have you been all my life?

Be still my heart.

Timber Frame House


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This house is in Washington.

Where have you been all my life?


  1. Oh my Gosh!!! I would buy it without even going in it first!!! Beautiful Cottage!!!

  2. Oooooh how wonderful. I want it too.

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  3. This is the most adorable house I have ever seen!!!

  4. Maybe that will be my house in heaven! I love it and also the water behind it.

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  5. Oh, it is adorable!

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  6. Indeed.

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  7. Oh dear! You have stumbled upon utter perfection!

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  8. Charming, charming, charming. Imagine the view off the back of that bad boy. My view is of the neighbors…ha!

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  9. Looks like it just jumped out of a story book.
    Thanks for sharing your find.

    teresas inspiring blog post..Denver, The ugly white car… and It’s a Beautiful Life.

  10. How adorable is that?? I bet I could bake some yummy cookies in that house and eat them on the hammock that has to be out back. Doesn’t it look like it should have a hammock?

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  11. Oh my goodness….yes!

  12. What a sweet house! I can just imagine snuggling up in a cozy chair by a roaring fire in that comfy looking house! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  13. im with the gina, wouldn’t even need to go in and i would buy it. but then i’d paint it…gasp…yes i would.

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  14. Is that a body of water I see behind the house?! This house is on the water?! It’s official…there is a perfect house.

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  15. stone cottage..on the water..where ever did you find this? i will have dreams on this one! thank you & have a dreamy weekend

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  16. Where did you find this beauty? It looks heavenly! Seriously- my dream home.

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  17. That is so my dream house! I could not agree more with the people above me. Just fantastic!!!

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  18. You are right. To DIE FOR!

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  19. I actually gasped. And I’m fairly sure Hansel and Gretel are about to skip past, any moment now! Or maybe Goldilocks…

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  20. That house is so adorable!

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  21. PERFECTION! I love it. laurie

  22. Oh. My. Goodness. A person could become obsessed with a house like that.

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  23. AND…it is on the WATER too????!!!! OK, now I am seriously buying it!:):) How charming, it just makes you want to follow that path out to the back and the WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be still my heart is right!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty! Pinky

  24. Love that little house! Who wouldn’t want to live there!!!
    I love your blog and stop by often..I should leave more comments for you…I just sit and browse our wonderful blog pages!

    Have a great day and thanks for all your inspirations!!


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  25. OMG… that totally looks like the house I pictured in my head from Breaking Dawn (the last of the Twilight Series). It works perfectly as the house that Bella and Edward are given as a wedding present. Perfect!!!

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  26. Okay, I have no words. Absolutely adorable! Did you knock on the door? Wouldn’t it be so tempting to want to see the interior too? Anybody with taste that great has to have a fabulous interior as well. I bet it has nooks and crannies. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Oh my, don’t you just expect a few dwarfs and an enchanted princess to pop out at any moment? Love it!

  28. Oh what a precious little house! Now can we go inside? Please?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  29. Wow! It makes me think it should be in the woods and be the home to a Disney princess (Snow White, etc). I love the stone work! It reminds me of a small house in my hometown… maybe I’ll have to get a picture of it and post it! :)

  30. OH I MUST LIVE THERE!!!!!!!

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  31. Well, it appears this little beauty is going to be quite crowded with all the love it is getting from admirers everywhere who want to live in it.

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  32. Very cute with all the rock on the front. Is that a totem pole too?

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  33. What a beautiful little house! I was shopping in the city one day and happened upon a little stone house… just the cutest little house… my dream house! The next time I went there I tried to find it… with no luck. I still look for that house! What I would give to find it again…

  34. I’ll race you !!!

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  35. That’s like a little fairy tale cottage! So Sweet!

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  36. oh goodness! what i would give to peek in their windows!

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  37. that cottage is me!

  38. Seriously…where is that? That’s the cutest house I’ve ever seen. I am serious. I could move in (after the current owner move out) and be a happy little clam for the rest of my life.

    – Suzanne, the Farmer’s Wife

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  39. I think Hansel and Gretel live there.

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  40. Heck, mine too! That one’s the real deal!

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  41. I love that. Quaint, full of charm, beautiful. I’d love a peek inside. Can you stop and knock sometime? :)

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  42. What a cute house. Michelle commented exactly what I was going to say… it looks like Hansel and Gretel live there!

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  43. Melissa “be still my heart” for sure!! So-o-o charming!! :)NG

  44. OH YES!!!!!
    Soo gorgeous!

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  45. Me likey! What an adorable house!

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  46. Talk about charming! Gee, we might be able to afford that one…not there, but on our own back 40. ;>

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  47. Did you knock to see if Hansel and Gretel were home?

    SO cute!!!

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  48. Love that house. Could downsize and retire there and live there forever. Having a gorgeous home like that would almost make up for have an empty nest.

    Ggggrrreat find!

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  49. I’ve seen this house before! I can’t remember where but it was online about a year ago or so….Seeing it again makes me gasp outloud. Gosh, I adore this little piece of heaven…

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  50. Debbykay says:

    My bags are packed I am ready to move! How lovely!! The only “problem” would be a steady stream of guests who would never leave!

    Happy day!
    Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

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  51. Oh my. That house is amazing. I love the porch. And is that a lake in the backyard? It’s heaven.

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  52. This is adorable, Melissa. It makes me think of the old stone cottages, in the Ozarks.

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  53. I love it!

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  54. It’s funny, my wife and mine’s dream is on your blog.

    : )
    ps. love your site, I visit just about every day


  55. I thought houses like this only existed in fairy tales. Wow.

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  56. eeekkk where is this????
    we want to buy it!!!

  57. …almost…but not quite…as wonderful as dragon fly cottage…but maybe i am still just coveting that downspout….

  58. Beautiful home. I could so see myself living there.
    Going to check out more of the drive by’s now.

    Have a happy day


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  59. That’s darling. It looks like it should be Snow White’s cute little house in the woods.

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  60. I would have to agree with almost every comment I read above. That little home is adorable – straight out of a fairy tale. If there was a house around me that looked like that I would probably stalk it.

    Genas inspiring blog post..Gardening Surprise

  61. Hey Melissa!
    Just wanted to come by and invite you and your readers to visit my friend Tricia’s new website that’s launching tomorrow! She has all kinds of giveaways and free seminars happening all week long to celebrate her launch and she’s worked really hard to get it up and running… It’s all about living well on a budget, so I hope you will stop by to check it out if you get at chance!
    The site is BudgetArtists.com.

    Take care!
    xoxo – Shauntelle@A Beautiful Abode

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  62. I love this house. It’s the type of home I would love to retire with my hubby to.

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  63. I dream of a remodeling a cottage on the water. I love this house and want to see inside. could you break in and take some pics? Thanks :)

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  64. I’ll take one of those…could you wrap that up for me with a big red bow?

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  65. Very cute!

    Mos inspiring blog post..Colors of my garden…..

  66. Beautiful Picture and darling home!
    Hope all is well… just stopped by to say hello ;-)

    Have a blessed week!

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  67. I think I would drive out of my way to see that house every day. I love that stone work…plus, is that water behind it?

    Maureens inspiring blog post..Love the One You’re With

  68. Wow…Strictly out of a fairy tale! Not sure what that is in the lower right of the picture, but it looks like a couple of bunny ears. Could it be Peter Rabbit? :) I sure would love a peek at the inside of this one, as well as the back, overlooking that water!

  69. Love this cottage! It reminds me of a little house called “Cottage by the Sea” on Lummi Island where we vacationed a few years ago. Enchanting!

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  70. super cute…easy to move..I’ll take it…

  71. That house is absolutely beautiful…….! Please deliver it to my front yard along with the lake…..thank you very much!

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  72. My goodness! That is one cute house :).

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  73. Perfect, just perfect!

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  74. Did you ever divulge where this bit of heaven on earth is?

  75. It is somewhere around Port Orchard, Washington!! It was for sale, I’m not sure if it ever sold…

  76. Oh my goodness I just came across your blog!!! I love it! I also love to do drive-bys, bike-bys, or run-bys! I love to look at people’s gardens, houses, etc! I often run through neighborhoods (instead of trails) just so I can check out other people’s houses!!

  77. I love your drive bys..I’m ready for more :)

    I did see this little one in the RealEstate guide a few years ago when we were looking at property..super cute. however, I just saw it again today!!! You know you want to see inside..;P



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