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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Cannon Beach Cottage Tour

a benefit for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

Oznick-Muncy Cottage

from the program:  This modernized traditional craftsman style dream home was built in 2007 and is a great example of how the past meets the present.  The owners used a contemporary approach to their living quarters by featuring original art by Cannon Beach’s own Bill Steidel and Portland’s Richard Thompson.  Be sure to check out the beautiful man-made fireplace which is constructed from original Oregon river rock.

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Allan’s photo; as you can see, we were allowed to take photos here.

The table settings had belonged to the owner's great grandmother.

The table settings had belonged to the owner’s great grandmother.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

from the local shop Sesame and Lilies

from the local shop Sesame and Lilies

 

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Quinn’s Cottage (a vacation rental)

From the program: This classic maritime architectural style cottage was built in 1930 and the current homeowners purchased the home in 2004.  This home is a traditional Cannon Beach cottage with exposed shingle siding and parlor windows.  The cottage is thought to have started as a single-walled fishing shack in the early 30s and slowly got added onto over the years, with the most recent addition of the second floor from about the 1970s.

Quinn's Cottage

Quinn’s Cottage

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Quinn Cottage living room

Quinn Cottage living room

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borrowed from the vacation rental website, as I failed to photograph this cute desk.

borrowed from the vacation rental website, as I failed to photograph this cute desk by the front door.

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kitchen

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

The upstairs was not available to view because of the narrow stairs. The volunteer host's daughter guarded the way.

The upstairs was not available to view because of the narrow stairs. The volunteer host’s daughter guarded the way.

You can view photos of the upstairs on the vacation rental website.

Sea Salt

from the program: This beautifully tranquil home as built in 1986 and formerly sat across the street from an earlier version of the Surfsand Resort, which was located on Spruce Street.  It is rumored that Sea Salt was one of Surfsand Resort’s units and was later relocated and remodeled in 2006 to its current location.

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

Sea Salt

Sea Salt

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo: The house looks modern on the outside but has cottage charm inside.

Allan’s photo: The house looks modern on the outside but has cottage charm inside.

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downstairs bedroom

A peek out the bedroom window revealed this chimney!

A peek out the bedroom window revealed this chimney!

and a Buddha in the back garden.

and a Buddha in the back garden.

upstairs bedroom: Allan's photo

upstairs bedroom: Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo, upstairs deck

Allan's photo from the upstairs deck

Allan’s photo from the upstairs deck

Sea Salt side yard

Sea Salt side yard

The view down the street toward the beach, two blocks away.

The view down the street toward the beach, two blocks away.

interlude

We had a walk to a few blocks to the next cottage and we photographed cottages, gardens, and beach.

a cute little cottage

a cute little cottage

with a corner table

with a corner table

We walked down the highway for a block and admired the gallery building across the street.

We walked down the highway for a block and admired the gallery building across the street.

cottage just uphill from the gallery

cottage just uphill from the gallery

Allan pointed out that we could walk west for a couple of blocks and take the beach road to the next cottage, so we did.

What I liked about this fancy big house was the copper roof.

What I liked about this fancy big house was the copper roof.  This two bedroom, two bath home two blocks from the beach with hardly any yard is for sale for $635,000.

my kind of cottage

my kind of cottage

I took so many photos of that white picket fence cottage exterior that I felt I might be bothering the folks inside.  They must be used to it.  I knew they were home by all the shoes on the front porch.

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note the windowboxes!

note the windowboxes!

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo; I was using my cane and was mighty glad to have it.

I like the porch and dormers.

I like the porch and dormers.

house with honeysuckle arbor

house with honeysuckle arbor

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

just my size, with garden space: would probably sell for $300 thousand or so here.

just my size, with garden space: would sell for $325 to 400 thousand or so here.

a back yard of the beachfront row of houses

a back yard of the beachfront row of houses

I asked "May I photograph your horse?"

I asked “May I photograph your horse?”

"Yes, you may." (Allan's photo)

“Yes, you may.” (Allan’s photo)

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intersection of beachfront road and dune path

intersection of beachfront road and dune path

looking north

looking north

Allan had a look at the rock.

Allan had a look at the rock.

Allan's photo: the iconic Cannon Beach symbol, Haystack Rock

Allan’s photo: the iconic Cannon Beach symbol, Haystack Rock

Allan's photo: grass planted to stabilize dunes does not look to us like native beach grass.

Allan’s photo: grass planted to stabilize dunes does not look to us like native beach grass.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Next:  We turn the corner at the end of that block and arrive at the next cottage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, 12 September, 2015

Cannon Beach Cottage Tour

a benefit for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

Cannon Beach. This year the tour was in the "presidential blocks", toward the top of the satellite view.

Cannon Beach. This year the tour was in the “presidential blocks”, pretty much right above the words Cannon Beach.

Hidden Villa Motel

From the program: Hidden Villa Motel is a reminder of the vintage beach cottage resorts of the past  These cottages represent a bygone era in which beach-goers typically stayed in small, comfortable cottages rather than large hotels.  It has weathered well, accumulating the patina that comes with years of salt and mist, as well as stories and memories.  Locals rumor that author Ursula Le Guin found inspiration here as have numerous visitors who return year after year,

I would love to stay here sometime.  I wish I had discovered it as a vacation spot back in the day when it was run by a woman who lived there and was beloved of all her guests; back then, the courtyard was, I hear, brimming with flowers.  While it is now managed by a vacation rental company, the cottages are still entirely charming.  They have been recently refurbished with careful attention to vintage detail.  We had visited this resort before on the 2012 cottage tour.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Not all of the cottages were available for touring as some had guests.  We somehow managed to miss one of the units that was open to view.

fireplace

Nautical Cottage

first cottage bedroom

Nautical Cottage bedroom

peaceful view from bedroom

peaceful view from bedroom along the street to the west

Allan's photo: cottage bathroom

Allan’s photo: cottage bathroom

kitchen

pictures

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo; He liked the sailboat photos, too.

Allan's photo: bottled water and tote bags were offered to guests.

Allan’s photo: bottled water and tote bags were offered to guests.

The courtyard, where a big tree had blown down this past winter.

The courtyard, where a big tree had blown down this past winter.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

A tour guest enters cottage 5.

A tour guest enters Sunflower Cottage.

Sunflower Cottage is my favourite.

Sunflower Cottage is my favourite.

I dibs the sunflower daybed.

I dibs the sunflower daybed.

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a pretty fireplace

a pretty corner fireplace

Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage in tones of green

garden cottage

Garden Cottage

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

interlude

roses as we walk to the next stop on the tour (Allan's photo)

roses as we walk to the next stop on the tour (Allan’s photo)

 

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Saturday, 12 September 2015

We departed Ilwaco for the Cannon Beach Cottage tour, a highlight of my year and something I look forward to all summer.

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7 Dees garden center, Seaside

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Dennis’ 7 Dees, Seaside

Of course, we had to stop at 7 Dees on the way down to Cannon Beach.  Having just finished planting my ladies in waiting at home, I found myself not in the mood to buy new plants.  This may be the only time I have ever stopped here without buying.

I was sorely tempted by the violas in the foreground and now have non-buyer's remorse.

I was sorely tempted by the violas in the foreground and now have non-buyer’s remorse.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

I do love this arbor that is often set up in the covered display area.

I do love this arbor that is often set up in the covered display area.  Seems like it is more beautiful than practical, though.

Look! They have Fatsia 'Spider's Web'

Look! They have Fatsia ‘Spider’s Web’.  I should have bought it as a present for someone.

a harvest display

a harvest display

A tomato tasting was in progress.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

all sorts of tomatoes large and small

all sorts of tomatoes large and small

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

tomatoes

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo, just some of the tomatoes

Allan’s photo, just some of the tomatoes

If I could transport myself back there, I’d taste more tomatoes and buy some plants.  I was in a hurry to get to Cannon Beach so we’d have plenty of time to find parking.

Cannon Beach

In our quest for a parking spot, we passed this cottage and had to pause for photos:

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whale arbour

whale arbour

gate detail

gate detail

side

I almost missed this mermaid in the lawn; Allan pointed her out.

I almost missed this mermaid in the lawn; Allan pointed her out.

We went to the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum for our tickets, because museum director Elaine Murdy Trucke had arranged for us to get press passes so that we could take photos in the cottages.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

The other ticket sales and tour map venue was the Coaster Theater downtown.

Yay! This gave us special dispensation to take photos.

Yay! This gave us special dispensation to take photos.  Thank you, Elaine Murdy Trucke!

Even with the press pass, we always ask permission to take photos in private (non vacation rental) cottages and explain that we write a blog and love to share cottage detail vignettes.  We then found parking closer to the tour by this cottage with geraniums in a porch cut-out.  I have admired and photographed it year after year.

geranium cottage

geranium cottage

This planting of geraniums catches my eye every time the tour is on the east side!

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geraniums in 2012

I could also call it Hydrangea Cottage.

I could also call it Hydrangea Cottage.

I was smitten with a little bridge that crossed over to another cottage.

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Underneath runs a stream with a seasonal waterfall. It would be pleasantly noisy in winter; today it was just a trickle of falling water.

Underneath runs a stream with a seasonal waterfall. It would be pleasantly noisy in winter; today it was just a trickle of falling water.

stream at front of cottage, delightful!

stream at front of cottage, delightful!

We did the tour from front to back because of where we parked.  Our friends Dave and Melissa had come, as well as Debbie Teashon, who would be giving a garden lecture the next day, and longtime garden friend from the Rainyside.com forum, Jeanne from Portland and her mum.  We did not see much of them during the tour as they had begun at the other end of town.

As we walk between cottages, there are so many sublime gardens where I have peeked over the fence and longed to go in and explore.

a cottage across the street from the Hidden Villa

a cottage across the street from the Hidden Villa Cottages, our first stop on the tour.

You know that the kind of cottages that make my heart go pitter pat are the very old ones and especially old ones that are privately owned.  You might want to go back to past tours and look at some of my favourites: A Collector’s Cottage (2013), this sweet one from 2011, and Priddy Cottage, which has been on the tour a couple of times.  My all time favourite was Windshell Cottage from 2010.

Next: The Hidden Villa Cottages

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Cannon Beach Cottage and Garden Tour

a benefit for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

We walked to the next set of cottages along a woodsy street with newer homes.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo: "This area was woods not too long ago."

Allan’s photo: “This area was woods not too long ago.”

down a woodsy street

down a woodsy street

Chinook House

from the programme:  John Klein built the Chinook House in 1995 on post and piers.  This house was the first home he built in the south end of Cannon Beach.  The inspiration and vision behind a the remodel [in 1998] was peaceful quietude, and all the materials used to remodel the home were green products.

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Allan's photo:  He thought I should see this pillow as it looks just like my late and much missed kitty, Dumbles.

Allan’s photo: He thought I should see this pillow as it looks just like my late and much missed kitty, Dumbles.

Dolphin House

from the programme: John Klein, who built 24 other homes in this area, built this home in 1996 on stilts.  Before 1996, most of this area was undeveloped with talk of developing land on the wetlands.  The current homeowner purchased the home 13 years ago and has done several upgrades to the home by adding a detached shed and a gas stove and gas water heater to winterize the home.

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I always like a boardwalk

I always like a boardwalk

looking back to the street

looking back to the street

view of Chinook house next door

view of Chinook house next door

on the porch

on the porch

deck with wetlands view

deck with wetlands view

a corner full of light

a corner full of light

Haystack Roost

from the programme:  This cedar-shingled, white trimmed charmer was built in 2001, and is a classic example of Cannon Beach bungalow architecture.  The inside of this regal roost exudes classic country with red, white and blue all over.  The centerpiece of Haystack Roost is its gorgeous country kitchen and river rock fireplace.  Keep an eye out for whimsical, farm-inspired decor, plus framed photos depicting classic beach scenes from scenic lighthouses to bathing costumes of old.

Haystack Roost looks like a real old time cottage.

Haystack Roost looks like a real old time cottage.

The grounds are left natural and woodsy.

The grounds are left natural and woodsy.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

I was glad to see this sign on any house as it meant I could take some photos.

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I was glad at any cottage to see the vacation rental sign as it meant the museum volunteer host would say it was ok to take photos.

Beadboard makes the home look so old fashioned.

Beadboard makes the home look so old fashioned.

that old beachy kitchen feeling

that old beachy kitchen feeling

The fireplace is the same style as in many old Cannon Beach cottages.

The fireplace is the same style as in many old Cannon Beach cottages.

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in the living room

naptime

naptime

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dresser

dresser top

down the hallway

down the hallway, with more delightful beadboard

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side wall

side wall

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Allan had walked back to the van to get his second camera, as he had forgotten a back up battery for the first.  He found me waiting on the porch of the Haystack Roost.

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Allan was put in a queue and was anxious about falling behind, I guess, as he did not go into this house so didn’t take a photo to show me the upstairs.  I am sure it was cute and I bet it had beadboard.

Oh, here it is in a screen shot from the rental site for this cottage; you can click through a slide show with some enticing full views of the living room and country kitchen.  I would most certainly love to stay here.  It’s on that quiet, woodsy street far from the bustling tourism of downtown.

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Fernwood House

from the programme:  Mike Capper, a local contracter, had the vision to build this custom-built cabin for his family in 1975.  This home is uniquely charming and rustic with the array of found and natural materials that are sprinkled throughout the house.  As you go through the home, you’ll notice that it’s built around around telephone poles.  This cottage was also featured on an episode of HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt that aired earlier this year.  This is one of the most original of all the cottages on the tour and is a must-see.

the queue

the queue

I was daunted by the queue on the narrow stairs, as I knew that to get down I would have to go sideways and there was not not enough room, so I decided to walk on to the next house which I could tell was quite a ways away.  Allan went in, as he would easily be able to catch up with me.  When he asked, no one objected to his taking photos, so he did take a few.  At the end of the tour, with half an hour left, I wanted to see it so (by then quite, quite gimpy), so we walked back from the museum and I did make it up the stairs.  Unfortunately, the current docent said no photos so am posting no none.  Too bad, as it was quite an unusual house.  However, you can see photos on the real estate sales site (20 of the interior), at least for now until it sells, and if you can find the episode of Beach Front Bargain Hunt that featured this cottage, you can vicariously tour the whole thing for $1.99.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan tells me there was a rocking chair inside that window that he named to himself “the chair of terror” as it had windows on one side and the stairwell drop on the other.

Allan's photo: back porch

Allan’s photo: back porch

Allan's photo, back porch

Allan’s photo, back porch

Next, my favourite cottage on the tour, after a long walk.

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September 14, 2013

By the time we left the Hutchins house, it was 4:15 and we still had three cottages and one historic hotel left to tour.  Obviously, we couldn’t make it to all of them.  By the time we had walked to the next one, it was 4:25.

a driftwood fence on our way

a driftwood fence on our way

The next house seemed large and a peek inside said to me that it was modern (remodeled in 2008), although the program said it had been built on the footprint of the original cottage.  I was particularly interested in seeing the final tour stop that had been built with two cottages on one lot, so we walked on from the modern one.

on the way, a house with a tower

on the way, a house with a tower

and a big natural yard with a hammock

and a big natural yard with a hammock

I would rather tour a tiny home that a large one...

I would rather tour a tiny home that a large one…

I found the shape of this one to be interesting.

I found the shape of this one to be interesting.

We got to the second to last house and had a quick look because it was on the way to our parking spot.

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I took a peek inside while Allan took some photos of the garden.

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garden

a peek inside

a peek inside

By now it was 4:40.   There was no way we would make it to that last cottage, the one intriguingly described as “new construction designed to blend with vintage cottages….a duplex designed to resemble two different homes on one lot.  There are many examples in Cannon Beach of two homes built on one lot as families grew in earlier years of Cannon Beach and this fact was used to get the city design review board to approve this concept.  Characteristics of cottages found in previous cottage tours were used and can be found throughout the home.”  The last sentence particularly intrigued me and I wanted to see if I recognized any of those characteristics, but it was not to be because we would have to drive there and find a parking spot, by which time it would be after five.

(Update: As it happens, that duplex (“Inga’s Cottage”) was on the 2017 tour and we did get to see it.)

We decided instead to have a look at the historic Cannon Beach Hotel that featured on the tour and walked the four blocks to see it.

along the way, a mossy arch

along the way, a mossy arch

arch and fence with hydrangeas

arch and fence with hydrangeas

This planting of geraniums catches my eye every time the tour is on the east side!

This planting of geraniums catches my eye every time the tour is on the east side!

Allan was impressed with this banana tree along the way.

Allan was impressed with this banana tree along the way.

Cannon Beach Hotel

Cannon Beach Hotel

The program describes the hotel as having been “constructed in 1914 as the Ecola Rooms, but was commonly referred to as the Becker Building.  It was once a boarding house and restaurant for Van Fleet Logging Company employees.  Van Fleet logged from here all the way to Tillamook County from 1938 to 1964.  The Cannon Beach Hotel was admitted to the historic walking tour (year round tours) in 1997.”    By the time we were across the street from the hotel, we realized we could return to see it any time and that we would rather stop at Back Alley Gardens on the way home than enter the hotel on a busy Saturday evening…so we turned back to our parking spot.  Of course, there was more to see along the way.

plants on the west side of a shop

plants on the west side of a shop

Ivy is a noxious weed indeed...

Ivy is a noxious weed indeed…

but here it was clipped into outdoor windows.

but here it was clipped into outdoor windows.

That ivy reminds me of the shape of the famous clipped hornbeam hedge at Heronswood.

a cute little cottage on the way to the van

a cute little cottage on the way to the van

bamboo cottage

bamboo cottage

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an interesting modern shape

an interesting modern shape

closer

I called Back Alley Gardens, thinking they might be open til five thirty and Pam said they had just closed but we should come by for a visit anyway.   So off we went, with no Cannon Beach lingering, to our favourite north coast collectors’ nursery.

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September 14, 2013

The Cannon Beach Cottage Tour is a fundraiser for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.

Hutchins House

from the program:  Built in 1935 by Bernice and Douglas Greer from Portland.  The cottage represents the Laurel Street neighbourhood’s classic beach style.  It has two floors with dormer windows and interior wood paneling.  It is likely that the building contractor was J.H. Dakin, who built and maintained most of the homes in this neighbourhood.  Dakin was a British citizen who settled in Cannon Beach along with many of his fellow countrymen.

I was pleased to recognize the Hutchins house right away as one that I’d seen the first year Allan and I had discovered the Cottage Tour.   Every time we had walked by since then, I had pointed it out and said “I’ve been in THAT one!”

Hutchins House

Hutchins House

north windows

north windows

adorable storage shed on east side of house

adorable storage shed on east side of house by “Bobby the Builder”

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

One of my strongest memories of touring the house years before was the east side deck that is accessed from the upstairs bedroom windows.

looking up at the east side deck

looking up at the east side deck

window boxes

window boxes on the east wall

back door on east side of house

back door on east side of house

The front porch is on the north side of the house and has comfy old chairs.

chairs on the front porch

chairs on the front porch

cottage sign

cottage sign

That sign says 1924 so it might be telling us the cottage is older than the program says it is!

chairs on the west end of the porch

chairs on the west end of the porch

western view from the porch

western view from the porch

peeking in the window at the northwest corner

peeking in the window at the northwest corner

Inside the cottage feels like home even though it is a vacation rental.

the kitchen

the kitchen

kitchen shelves

kitchen shelves

dining room

dining room

I seem to lack photos of the living room but you can see some on the house website.

From upstairs, the beach is this close!

view from upstairs west window

view from upstairs west window

slightly telephoto view

slightly telephoto view

The upstairs has three bedrooms.

bedroom with attic roof

bedroom with attic roof

Access to the deck is through the window past the bed.

window

window

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

another window to the deck

another window to the deck

deck on east side of attic

deck on east side of attic

another attic bedroom

another attic bedroom

detail photo by Allan

detail photo by Allan

and another window to the deck

another bed

west window with beach view

west window with beach view

I could sleep in the salty air in any of these comfy looking beds.

attic sleep spot with south window

attic sleep spot with south window, Allan’s photo

Back downstairs:

a green window view

a green window view

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock

the back door

the back door

as we leave Hutchins House

as we leave Hutchins House

By now it was 4:15 and we had three more cottages and an old hotel to see, and the tour ended at five.

the beach, just steps from the Hutchins house

the beach, just steps from the Hutchins house

We turned east toward our parking space and two more east side cottages.

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September 14, 2013

The Cannon Beach Cottage Tour is a fundraiser for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.

interlude between cottages

Walking to the next tour cottage, I saw an attractive trellis over two windows.

trellis

trellis

As we walked from the wonderful cottage inhabited by collectors toward the next one, we passed an artist’s cottage where the owner was beckoning people to come in.

an artist's cottage

an artist’s cottage

He may have been greeting particular friends, but I wish I had asked if he was showing his cottage.

The docent at the next little cottage told us no interior photos were allowed, so we refrained.

no interior photos allowed

no interior photos allowed

Even though photos on the fence showed the inside!

Even though photos on the fence showed the inside!

Next door to the no-photos cottage, I liked the way windows were used for wind protection.

windows atop fence, at left, for a windbreak

windows atop fence, at left, for a windbreak on this beachfront home

Just steps away was the foredune and then the beach.

beach path

beach path

looking south, the famous Haystack Rock

looking south, the famous Haystack Rock

looking north

looking north

Rugosa roses in a beachfront garden

Rugosa roses in a beachfront garden

a garden right on the beach

a garden right on the beach

a garden on the next east-west street

a garden on the next east-west street

Allan's photo of a sign along the way

Allan’s photo of a sign along the way

Priddy Cottage

The next cottage on the tour was on last year’s tour as well.  Because this year’s was the Tenth Annual tour, some favourites from the past were being reprised.

from the program:  This cottage is the perfect amalgamation of the archetypical Cannon Beach Cottage and custom artistry.  The cottage is a fusion of artistic craftsmanship belonging to the homeowner’s various friends.  The custom details range from unique glasswork to fine metalworking.  These special additions make this home a pleasure to tour.  The Clatsop County Record dates this home to 1924.  It was originally constructed of found material, a common trait of the first Cannon Beach settlers — using driftwood, the almighty Spruce, shells, and more.  The metal has been designed and created by Darryl Nelson, a third generation Timberline blacksmith, who will be present in the home to answer questions about his work.

Priddy Cottage

Priddy Cottage

Allan photographed the top of the metal gate.

Allan photographed the top of the metal gate.

detail of front gate

and the front gate detail

gate

front gate and metal arbour

the inside top of the arbour

the inside top of the arbour

birdbath inside the front gate

birdbath inside the front gate

I walked around the outside first.

window box

south side window box

east side windowboxes

east side windowboxes

bright garage doors

bright garage (guest house) doors

entering the back yard

entering the back yard

lupines

lupines

a sweet friendly dog

a sweet friendly dog

Hydrangea aspera

Hydrangea aspera

I still want one of these hydrangeas.

garden bench

garden bench

back of house, with me coming out of guest house (left)

back of house, with me coming out of guest house (left)

Allan's photo of the outdoor fire

the outdoor fire

I love the guest house to the side of the back garden.

inside the guest house, Allan's photo

inside the guest house, Allan’s photo

inside

guesthouse, Allan's photo

guesthouse, Allan’s photo

guesthouse bouquet

guesthouse bouquet

I went in the back door of the house….

bouquet

bouquet

If you want a good tour of house the house and its decor fit together, check out last year’s post.

another bouquet

another bouquet

Some details:

ceiling lights

ceiling lights

Allan's photo of shelving detail

Allan’s photo of shelving detail

window and sunlight

window and sunlight

It is an extraordinary cottage.

back outside, west window boxes

back outside, west window boxes

Another Interlude

By now it was 3:50 PM and we still had four more cottages and a historic hotel to see and only one hour and ten minutes left of tour time!  (The tour organizer tells me that next year they will return to having more like nine cottages to see:  This was a tenth year anniversary extravaganza.)

Our walk to the next cottage took us to downhill to the very south end of downtown Cannon Beach.  This curvacious walkway caught my eye.

curved walkway and shady courtyard

curved walkway and shady courtyard

I realized that this was the back side of one of my favourite clusters of buildings.

east side

east side

The east side has an entry to an art gallery which I should go into sometime just to see the inside of the building.

north side of the interesting building

north side of the interesting building

Just to the west of it sits my favourite outbuildings ever.

like a fairy tale cottage

like a fairy tale cottage

Allan took this photo of a cedar detail.

Allan took this photo of a cedar detail.

Just uphill from the tiny fairy tale outbuilding is another house that always makes me stop and look.

I love the green and brown...

I love the green and brown…

and the tower

and the tower

Next, we visit a cottage that I fell in love with in 2007, the year I discovered the Cannon Beach Cottage Tour.

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