Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Zealand Coastal Cottage







This 430 sq ft home photographed by Paul McCredie and featured in NZ House & Garden seems downright spacious with its awe-inspiring Marlborough Sounds view! The waterside cottage started out as a weekend home for a New Zealand couple, but after only a year they ended up living there full-time. In order to maintain harmony in their small space, they've created a few rules to live by: anything that comes in has to be second-hand, made by them, bought from Trade Aid or their local gallery..."or so wonderful it is an exception to the rules!" (I don't know about you, but that last one never really works for me!)

21 comments:

tinajo said...

So, so cozy - and the VIEW! I´d not be able to leave home for work if I lived there..! :-D

La chica said...

mmm, so paradisiac!!

Ann said...

I'd be delighted to have breakfast in that veranda...
with a view like that I'll be lazy the whole day... but happy ♥

Allison Egan said...

Oh my! I have always wanted to visit NZ and now I do more than ever! thanks so much for sharing!
xo Allison

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Karena said...

Erin it does not look that small at all!! The views are amazing!

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Ambyr said...

What an incredibly beautiful view! I love the turquoise with the deep green colors from out the windows.

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Sizzle and Zoom said...

I'd live in 430 sq ft of living space for that view, too. And it looks like it's right on the water. Nice. It's a cheerful, bright, fun place.

Ali@ bdgstyle.blogspot.com said...

WHAT A VIEW!!!!!! I love the pops of red!

classiq said...

To have a terrace with such a beautiful view! Amazing location. :)Ada

Allison said...

The wall color is beautiful and the views are gorgeous!

Marcelle said...

A bit much pale blue green for me, but the view and the location is to die for. Charming little house!

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From Leslie said...

I love the mini tile by the sink. It's so unique and flattering.

eclecticrevisited said...

wouldn't mind having this as my cottage...very pretty and fabulous view...

maureen

tweal said...

So beautiful! I long for a house with such a view, and the wall colour is lovely.

Titti said...

Amazing location, I love the breakfast at terrace...

Titti

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Sarah said...

Whoa...what a view! I just showed my husband and he said, 'heaven on earth!!' - 'nuff said! :))

Rose West said...

Love the color scheme - and what a view!

Jessi said...

Ok, I'm madly in LOVE with your blog. I just can't help myself, turquoise is my favourite blue and my favourite stone, so I'm following you right now =)
Your blog is really cute, and definetely that last rule works for me too haha!

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Heather @ REOlisticRenovation said...

That light fixture is GORG! LOVE! So pretty.

lovinglifeinwellington said...

Ladies I'm from New Zealand. There are loads of places over here with views like this. Come for a visit you wont be disappointed.

I knew the house was in New Zealand before even seeing the photo of the view - it just has such a Kiwi feel to it ahhhhh reminds me of every holiday home I stayed in as a kid.

scarletscorpion said...

Check out that red couch amidst all that turquoise!! I love your blog really :)

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