The airy master bedroom is set directly above the great room. Large sliding doors open to the balcony, which sits on top of the roof over the patio, extending its width.
The living room has ample blogs and comfortable furnishings for a rainy day. The surfboard and snapshots of beach fun would make the family even more eager for the rains to end and to return to the shore.
From the living room, the home continues in a long, open rectangle to include a dining area and a kitchen. A circular braided rug defines the dining area, and the painted round table sits on top with a ship-inspired pendant light above. The spacious open kitchen has a peninsula with stools that makes a slight separation of the kitchen from the dining room.
The open shelves display family photos and personal collectibles, which give the home a story and make it more interesting. Storage space in small homes is always at a premium, and without enough storage (or with too much stuff), a cottage can feel cluttered. The cabinets provide a handy place to tuck away things like table linens, large serving dishes, holiday accessories, board games, and photo albums.
The kitchen has a farmhouse-style plan, with supporting farmhouse detailing like an apron-front sink, latch cabinet hardware, and painted cabinets with slat faces.
An assortment of bottles and vases filled with found pieces of sand-polished and etched glass that wash up on the beach decorates the space above the cabinets.