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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Cannon Beach Cottage and Garden Tour

a benefit for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

Cannons Cottage

Situated on the edge of the forest, this beautiful blue classic cottage was built in 1928, according to country records.  This home is considered typical of a 1940s transitional bungalow style cottage in keeping with the traditional white picket fence and painted weathered shingles.  Painted cottages were once more common because they better repelled the constant weathering effects of Cannon Beach’s seasons.

Cannons Cottage is a vacation rental, so you can see more photos here.

Debbie found out that this colour is known as Cannon Beach blue.

Debbie found out that this colour is known as Cannon Beach blue.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo: I was happy to see a cottage garden

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo: living/dining room

downstairs bedroom

downstairs bedroom

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo; he went upstairs.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

a lower room down a couple of steps (Allan's photo)

a lower room down a couple of steps (Allan’s photo)

lower sitting room (Allan's photo)

lower sitting room (Allan’s photo)

booth-like feeling in kitchen (Allan's photo)

booth-like feeling in kitchen (Allan’s photo)

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back deck (north side)

back deck (north side)

woodsy back yard

woodsy back yard

outside again: Cannon Beach blue

outside again: Cannon Beach blue and a nice little flower border

interlude

cute and just my size

cute and just my size

also just my size

also just my size

How I long to tour more of the cottages that are not vacation rentals.  I can understand how people hesitate to open their homes to strangers, but it is for such a good cause.

Cozy Cottage

from the program:  This California style beach bungalow was built in 1940 and is a great example of pre-WWII cottage architecture with exposed shingle siding.  The easy to build rectangular California style was found in mail-order design books and was adopted throughout Cannon Beach for summer homes and rental cottages.  The small bedroom was originally a garage and was converted to a bedroom prior to the seventies.  The home received an extensive interior remodel and continues to remain a true original cottage of Cannon Beach.

Cozy Cottage

Cozy Cottage

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

on the porch

on the front patio

the south side garden

the south side garden

love this hanging over the kitchen window

love this hanging over the kitchen window

interlude

Across the street was High Jinks Cottage, which we have toured before.

High Jinks Cottage

High Jinks Cottage

detail: Allan's photo

detail (Allan’s photo)

Sea Dance Cottage

from the program: Built in 1948, this California craftsman dream home was one of the first houses in Cannon Beach to feature a white picket fence.  The current homeowners purchased Sea Dance seventeen years ago from a mother and daughter who were their own contractors.  The home was expanded and connected with roofts that also stretched over spaced between them and covered carports, emulating new motel designs.

Sea Dance is a vacation rental, so you can see more photos here.

Sea Dance, southwest corner

Sea Dance, southwest corner

Sea Dance Cottage

Sea Dance Cottage

I was so smitten with the fireplace that I think my hand was shaking.

I was so smitten with the fireplace that I think my hand was shaking.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

I should have straightened the rooster!

I should have straightened the rooster!

Allan's photo: looks to me like he straightened it.

Allan’s photo: looks to me like he straightened it.

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upstairs (Allan's photo)

upstairs (Allan’s photo)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

upstairs view (Allan's photo)

upstairs view (Allan’s photo)

upstairs deck (Allan's photo)

upstairs deck (Allan’s photo)

looking down (Allan's photo)

looking down (Allan’s photo)

Lewis and Clark on the Lower Columbia

Lewis and Clark on the Lower Columbia

out the kitchen door

out the kitchen door

looking back

looking back, nook at north side of house

south side of house

south side of house

windblown

windblown

on the south side picket fence

on the south side picket fence

faded hydrangea

faded hydrangea

plate depicting the house (Allan's photo)

plate depicting the house (Allan’s photo)

Ave Maria Retreat House

from the program: This beautiful historic home was built in 1928 in the New England maritime architectural manner, complete with a widow’s walk.  Controversy remains about whether it was built by, or for, a ship’s captain, although Cannon Beach did see many captains build their homes during the early years.  Its previous owners include Reuben Adams, who was an executive at Meier and Frank.  Today, it is magnificently preserved and maintained by the Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon.

Ave Maria Retreat House

Ave Maria Retreat House

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

living room fireplace

living room fireplace

dining room

dining room

I remember those round window cupboards from when this house was on the tour in 2007.

I was confused about which parts of the house were open to tour.  I thought maybe only the living and dining room so I did not explore the rest of the downstairs, which Allan later told me was open to view.  By then, I had gone outside to look at the view.

chapel (Allan's photo)

chapel (Allan’s photo)

the kitchen (Allan's photo)

the kitchen (Allan’s photo)

the view (Allan's photo)

the view (Allan’s photo)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

old fashioned tub (Allan's photo)

old fashioned tub (Allan’s photo)

perfect for reading (Allan's photo)

perfect for reading (Allan’s photo)

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

one of the nuns on retreat (Allan's photo)

one of the nuns on retreat (Allan’s photo)

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photo on display from 2007 tour

photo on display from 2007 tour

The house is right on the low ocean bluff.

The house is right on the low ocean bluff.

view to the north

view to the north

Next: we take a walk past more cottages and gardens to rejoin our friends for dinner.

 

 

 

 

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