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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Cannon Beach Cottage and Garden Tour

a benefit for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

Lannie’s Cottage

closing in on the cottage

front garden

For some reason, neither Allan nor I got a photo of the front of the cottage.  Possibly it was crowded with tour guests and we thought we’d do so on the way out, and did not.

The entry is up stairs.

back deck has view of ocean (Allan’s photo)

the travel tiles

(Allan’s photo)

Allan’s photo

garden shed

love the sinuous wood

the iconic Haystack Rock

The Daily Astorian featured this article about Lannie and her cottage.

“On the outside, the house looked terrible, [prosepective buyer Kelly] Giampa recalled. “We almost didn’t want to go in,” she said. “But when we walked in, Lannie greeted us in the kitchen, which was unusual because usually the seller isn’t there.”

They immediately connected and soon bonded over their shared love of Broadway, music and shared roots in Portland.

In the transition, Hurst quickly became family to the Giampas. “We told her to keep a key to the house,” Giampa said. “It was our house.”

 “…… to Giampa, what makes her home special is the friendship that formed there before Hurst’s death in 2010. That’s what she hopes to share with more than 500 people who signed up for this year’s tour.

“To me, this house is a person. That’s how it’s always been. Every time I’ve walked in here the past 15 years, it feels like I’m getting a hug,” she said. “It feels like Lannie.”

Lannie herself

You can read a bit more about Lannie here.

“Even after Hurst moved back to Portland full time in 2002, she would get calls from Hurst asking if she could pop in. Hurst would come over to have dinner with Giampa’s family, and in Portland the two made a habit of going to the theater together. When they were in bloom, Giampa would make sure to bring Hurst a bouquet of the cow lilies that grew in their shared yard.”


We walked back through the grounds of the Ecola Creek Lodge, and encountered a group of Peninsulites, including Karyn and Kathy, who own Home at the Beach.

Home at the Beach Kathy, left

As Allan and I walked back to Les Shirley Park, we noticed that the estuary was just past a field to our left.

Allan’s photo

Allan’s photo; not exactly a path to the estuary

plaque by a grove of trees (Allan’s photo)

a cottage near our next destination

interesting car decal along the way

a license plate our friend Jenna (Queen La De Da) should have

Salmon Trout House

Salmon Trout House

limbed up myrtles in front

The stairs up were easy.

front corner of steps

window sill

in the kitchen

kitchen counter corner

window seat

Allan’s photo of a cute clock

Allan’s photo

upstairs (Allan’s photo)

curved windows (Allan’s photo)

Allan’s photo

idyllic reading nook (Allan’s photo)

shower outside the back door for washing off beach sand

on the back deck

back patio with a natural water feature just beyond

a shed placed well for privacy

I think this is the John Klein house next door referred to in the description.

stairs down

back garden

A creek runs right next to the fire patio.

I thought, “I’d make that water show more.”

Allan overheard that the neighbourhood is built around a wetland, thus some of the houses are on stilts, or built up high, and I imagine that the stream is much higher in winter.

I walked along the north side of the house.

the house next door to the north

North side path, looking back. Creek is on the left.

Allan’s photo


I walked up the street a bit because I was interested in how the creek related to the homes.

That peak-roofed entry arbour is a classic Cannon Beach style.

a simple small cottage (which in Cannon Beach is probably worth a quarter of a million or more).

house accessed by bridge, with enticing landscape

another bridge access

by a driveway, with salal

Next: a cottage just up the street and another two blocks west












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