I know what you are saying. Why would a family that lives on Cape Cod need a summer home? Well, we love the beach just as much as anybody, but sometimes the summer crowds can be a bit much and it would be great to have a place to get away. A quiet retreat.
We have been looking for a while and have narrowed to two possibilities and I was hoping the Doodles and Jots readers could help us make our final decision…
Property number one…
A quiet woodland retreat which has its own waterwheel power supply. This timber framed, thatched roof cottage is partially nestled into a massive ancient tree (which has to be its most unique features). This property is surrounded by beautiful natural vistas, friendly woodland animals, and edible berries for pie making. The only drawback I can see is that the roof is in need of some serious repair.
Here is an interior shot. Perfectly rustic, don’t you think? I love that split door and stair steps carved into the trunk. Isn’t it true that you fall in love with the little things?
Property number two…
This private residence is located in a picturesque valley beside a breathtaking waterfall. It is a stone and timber, tower style structure decorated with beautiful flowering ivy. Loads of hiking adventures await in the mountainous surrounds!
And here is an interior elevation of property number two. By the way, that is our very enthusiastic realtor in the picture. Love the uniqueness of this property and we would certainly get out exercise going up and down the stairs! Not sure if you can tell from this picture but there are beautiful hand-painted murals throughout!
It is so hard to decide! Which would you choose?
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Interestingly, both of these properties were featured in movies!