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Where have you been all my life?

by | Mar 14, 2009 | drive bys, exteriors

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Where have you been all my life?

Be still my heart.

Timber Frame House


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This house is in Washington.


  1. Gina

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

  2. Tracey Young

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

  3. Brianna


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  4. The Magic Brush

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

    The Magic Brushs inspiring blog post..Signs of hope

  5. living with lindsay

    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?

    living with lindsays inspiring blog post..Life Viewed Through the Eyes of a Child

  6. Kathy

    Oh my goodness….yes!

  7. Sandy

    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.

  8. MFaMB

    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.

    MFaMBs inspiring blog post..matilda jane

  9. songbirdtiff

    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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  10. sue

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

    [email protected] inspiring blog post..updated peeks

  11. Robin Green

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

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  12. Sara

    You are right. To DIE FOR!

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  13. MsUnreliable

    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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  14. laurie

    PERFECTION! I love it. laurie

  15. heather jane

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

    heather janes inspiring blog post..Beautiful

  16. Pinky

    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

  17. Jackie

    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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  18. Debbie

    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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  19. Karen B

    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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  20. Miss Sandy

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

  21. Shelia

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

    Shelias inspiring blog post..Pink Saturday

  22. Megan

    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! :)

  23. Jean

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

    Jeans inspiring blog post..Focaccia Bread Tutorial

  24. Dawn

    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…

  25. cynthia

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

    cynthias inspiring blog post..finally

  26. Dee

    that cottage is me!

  27. Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

    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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  28. laurie miller

    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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  29. naturegirl

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

  30. Darcy

    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!

    Darcy @lwm3bs inspiring blog post..Give Away Winner & Help, Please!

  31. grover

    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…

    grovers inspiring blog post..New Residents of Groverland…

  32. Debbykay

    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

    Debbykays inspiring blog post..Time in a Bottle

  33. Kristen

    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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  34. Hugh Henry

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

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


  35. emily

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

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  36. scrappy jessi

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

  37. laney

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

  38. Kris

    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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  39. Dionna

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

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  40. Gena

    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

  41. Shauntelle

    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

    Take care!
    xoxo – [email protected] Beautiful Abode

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  42. Courtney

    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 :)

    Courtneys inspiring blog post..simply nesting in this old house…

  43. kayellen

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

    Have a blessed week!

    kayellens inspiring blog post..Feels like Spring

  44. Maureen

    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

  45. Pam

    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!

  46. Denise

    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!

    Denises inspiring blog post..The Geek Squad hits Seattle

  47. Anita

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

  48. Pamela

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

    Pamelas inspiring blog post..Ramblings:

  49. Kal

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

  50. Melissa

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

  51. Julia

    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!!



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