Friday, July 10, 2009

Affordable cottage in the NYT


700 square feet and bought for $95,000!!

I have to give it to The New York Times. When they catch my interest, they usually get it big time. You may have seen this first set of pictures on other blogs already because this place in the Catskills is beautiful. But what what struck me is how it truly was something I would be interested in. That price is incredible, it's almost impossible to find a house that cheap here in Richmond, though of course most people I know can't afford a weekend house, let alone a place two hours away from where they live and work during the week. However, I loved how they furnished the place with hand-me-downs, and purchases from Craigslist and to top it off also used it as the venue for their outdoor wedding! That's the way to get the most for your money!



I love the use of the green, which seems to change color subtly throughout the house. It's definitely cute and country but not too so. Check out that incredible stove, unfortunately it doesn't work though.

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That gallery wall- designed hallway blows me away and reminds me of another that I featured on this blog before. The newspaper was supplied with a rundown of their decorating costs. Decorated for only $2,352! Other homeowners featured in the newspaper's regular features can't seem to even get a closet organized for that little amount of money.

This cottage reminded me a bit of this cottage I found in an old issue of Cottage Living, from the 80s, that I bought when I was in Fredericksburg. I love the cottage aesthetic, the airy feel, and the simplicity. The use of the darker green for the window blinds is perfect, it adds a dash of color that works as decoration 24/7 when the shades are up, whereas white curtains (the obvious choice) would add nothing to the room.



In this bedroom shot (one of my favorites!) the different shades of green with the rich yellows, the red side table, and the orange tones of the spool-turned bed really speak to me; a mix of harvest tones mixed with white gives the room a warm and cozy feel.

6 comments:

chez shoes said...

I could totally live here. Thanks for posting this, I never would have seen it otherwise :)

Swestie said...

So sweet... wenn ich nur Geld haette... (If I only had money)...

Mommy Gourmet said...

I love that bed. Is it odd I a silly obsession with turned wood??

A girl called dallan said...

Thank you for sharing this find. There is still hope for a beautiful home for little money. Hooray for that.

sunday mornings said...

I AM IN LOVE with that gallery wall- designed hallway! And that green really makes a great background for all the framed prints/artwork/photos. Gorgeous.

p.s. thanks for taking the time to comment on my obscure little blog!

Renovation Therapy said...

I love all the light.