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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Stone Cottages

I love coming across a stone house.  They are often small and cozy looking.  I can only imagine the work that goes into choosing the stones and then working with them.
A cottage in Birch Bay with stone pillars
One of our favorite stone cottages - a vacation rental on Samish Island 

Perfect for relaxing in the sun or shade 
Lovely name 

A stone cottage in the woods 
Fabulous arrangement of the stones 
Another house - with just a stone chimney - on Lake Samish (which is not near Samish Island)
Another vacation rental on Samish Island

A stone cottage, a stone fireplace, a stone porch - a hot cup of tea, some cookies and a good book - heaven!


Nonnie said...

I agree, that's my idea of heaven too. I prefer the green window trim over the yellow. A cottage is my dream house.

Marigene said...

Adorable little shake roofed cottages, reminds me of the Stone Village in my hometown of Chester, Vermont which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Small City Scenes said...

I love a stone house too. I specially love the ones on Samish Island. The first one you showed on Samish Island is MINE!!! haha I wish

. MB

Lorrie said...

Stone houses are so charming. Love the look of the rental on Samish Island. The aqua trim is unique and pretty.

J said...

These are so tranquil! I can imagine spending winter inside of them, quilting away beside a roaring fireplace....and summer outside would be even better!

Lori E said...

Big or small, stonework on houses gives such a feeling of permanence I think. These make me think of fairies.

Kay said...

These are gorgeous! Not surprisingly, most of them look small. I wonder if the one with the shake shingles has had an addition? You don't find many of these in California's earthquake country!

Glo said...

A wonderful selection of stone cottages ~ they look so cozy and inviting. Superb workmanship as well. Thanks for sharing them :)

Powell River Books said...

Great examples. When my grandparents had a farm in what is now the suburbs of Los Angeles, They built their own home. They took the horse and wagon over to the Los Angeles River (then free running) and brought back loads of river rock to build their front porch and chimney. I can barely remember it. They moved to northern California when I was four. - Margy

greenthumb said...

They look so lovely, not something we see in Australia.

Anonymous said...

Love all the stone cottages! Nice place to relax!

eileeninmd said...

The cottages are cute, I love the stonework!