10 favorite beach cottages
Coastal Living Magazine


Some people dream of growing up and living in a huge, sprawling mansion, with cavernous rooms and tons of space. 


shingled cottages
Dearborn Builders


But others–like us–are partial to a simple cottage by the sea. 


singled cottages with white picket fence
Patrick Ahearn Architect


A white picket fence is mandatory, 


shingled cottages with blue door
Jenny Wolfe Interiors


A shingled exterior is a plus, 


bee cottage
Bee Cottage


And a sweet shutter color (like on Frances Schultz’s former beloved Bee Cottage), is icing on the cake. 


white clapboard cottages with blue door
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens


Window boxes and a Carolina blue door would be mandatory on our charming cottage, 


white clapboard cottages with tin roof
Beaufort, SC Historic Cottage


And a little bit of age and history makes it all the better. 


cottages in Beaufort, sc
1889 Historic Cottage


Porch swings and idyllic cottages seem to go together like peas and carrots, 


cottages with yellow front doors
Coastal Living Magazine


And while the traditional basics are always in style, a few out of the ordinary touches like a yellow door, 


white clapboard cottages


Or these fun and festive paper lanterns, simply add to a cottage’s signature style. Which of these dreamy cottages would you choose?

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