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If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea

by | May 14, 2019 | Decorating Inspiration, If I lived here... | 12 comments

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If I lived here in this charming cottage by the sea…I’d keep the windows open so I could smell the salty breeze blowing through the house. I’d read a lot of mystery books and spend lazy afternoons roaming second hand stores for little treasures.

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I’d for sure sit on one of these adirondack chairs to watch the sparkles on the waves with my morning coffee. I’d definitely invite you over, too! Wouldn’t that be fun? :)

Now it’s your turn to dream a little…what would life be like if YOU lived HERE?

You can see more of this charming cottage over on House Beautiful!

More “If I Lived Here” posts on The Inspired Room:

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Beach House in the Hamptons

Dream White Farmhouse

Massachusetts Beach House

Shingled House on Martha’s Vineyard

Lakeside House

Shingled House

Lighthouse Cove Cottage

Castle by the Sea


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    I have really enjoyed the mystery series by Charles Finch!!! Great writing takes place in 1800’s England :-)!!! I would say I would enjoy coffee and fishin at that cottage. And lots of open door hospitality <3!!!!! And quiet nights <3!!!

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    Oh my, that is definitely an idyllic location! I love everything about it!

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    If it wasn’t cold… Our lake cabin/cottage is very similar… Retirement rocks!! franki

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    I would fill the little ledges/shelves I see everywhere in that house with my most precious of artifacts and souvenirs. And I would probably stay so long on that deck overlooking the ocean that I would freeze in place. Such a lovely place…..

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    This is beautiful! I would love to have a vacation home like this❤️. I would also love visiting thrift and antique shops, reading, listening to oldies music, baking, fishing, and playing games with my family.

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    I think I would do the same as what you mentioned! I love living near the sea! Though our home is 5 miles from the beach, we do enjoy the atmosphere of living so close! Walking the beach at all times of the year is a favorite! Looking for sea glass and shells, breathing salty air! ❤️ Love the interior of the home you are showing and I must say your current home is styled very similar! You should easily be able to live this dream in your your current home. 👍❤️

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    Have you ever read Ann Morrow Lindburgh’s book The Gift of the Sea? She lived in an isolated cabin on the coast of Maine.

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    This is a lovely house, but not a cottage. Our friends live on an island in Maine in a cottage, which is actually 1/2 the size of this house. Nice and cozy and not far from the water. Nice people, lovely shops, good fishing, and lovely weather. It would be a lovely place to retire.

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    I would probably have my groceries delivered… and just stay put…enjoying that amazing setting ………….. How beautiful !!!!

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    If I lived there I am certain they’d have to pick me up and carry me out – either kicking and screaming and cold and stiff – cuz I don’t think I’d ever want to leave. Oh, except from Oct-April. I’d then be at my other dream place in Arizona. : – )

    Dreams aren’t for the weak hearted haha!!
    Great post, thank you for sharing that awesomeness!

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    This is beautiful! If I lived there I would never get any work done, I”d live out on the deck and haunt antique shops.Send more pictures of places like that, so we can all dream. Fascinating!

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    The only reason i wouldn’t want to live here is, nobody would ever be able to get me to leave the amazing deck / view! Great job on the photos ,i would love to own a house with similar view!


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