Lake Michigan Cottage {Part 2}

by Chris on June 17, 2013

Happy Monday! I should probably mention that I am leaving the country today. I am going on a whirlwind 15-day tour of Europe, and I’m dragging my best friend with me. If we don’t get lost or held up in customs for some completely insane reason, I’ll be back to share it all with you. In the meantime, I have set up some rockstar bloggers to guest post for me while I’m gone. Stop back in and see who’s helping me out!

Of course, I couldn’t leave without sharing part two of our cottage stay up in Ludington. You saw the amazing exterior, but how ’bout we take a tour inside?

Blue cottage

This is our very first step into the cottage. Let’s take a moment to take it all in. The hardwood floors, the lightly washed planking EVERYwhere (!!), and all the chunky trim? Be still. my heart.

Michigan cottage

Of course, the fireplace had me at hello.

Cottage living

The whole room was inviting and just gleaming with sunlight. 

Cottage living room

Turning the corner, we not only ran into our first impeccable view of the water, but we fell in love with the kitchen. It was simple (my favorite), functional, and used every bit of light it could. Our friend the owner did a great job of trying to capture as much view as possible throughout the house. 

Cottage planked kitchen

Cottage kitchen

I also loved that he offered several places to sit and eat. This little breakfast nook is a perfect place for some coffee or for kids to play games. It’s one of three eating areas–perfect if you have a a couple of families or kids who want their own space to do things.

Cottage dining

I also fell in love with the doors. It’s simple, I know, but the details are not lost on me.

Cottage doors

Can you believe this is the only picture I have of the master? There was an ensuite with an incredible glass shower. Aaaand I didn’t take a picture of it. Apparently it’s amateur hour.

Cottage master bedroom

The bathrooms (all three of them) were a soothing water color. I love that he chose a pallet that was relaxing and unified. He didn’t go crazy with what I would call a “rainbow house”–instead he let the view be the color. Genius.Cottage bathrooms
It was also nice to have two separate living areas. Of course, we spent our time in the casual family room because you just can’t replace the view from this room.

Dining areaThis view. Michigan lake view

Well that’s it for the tour! Our friend has already offered it up again, and we’re planning for a fall getaway. What’s better than Lake Michigan views in the summer? Lake Michigan views surrounded by fall colors. Can’t wait! I’m off for my European vacation, but I’ll check in on Instagram and Facebook as much as I can! 



Sabrina June 17, 2013 at 3:52 am

Well done! It is so beautiful!
xo Sabrina

Amy June 17, 2013 at 11:02 am

It’s so clean and serene…what a nice retreat!

Kelly @ View Along the Way June 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Gorgeous! My inlaws have some land in Ludington so they go there all the time. Right now it’s just land, so when we go there, we stay in a tent. (WOP-WOP.) Not exactly a fancy, beautiful lake house like this!

Lisa June 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm

How gorgeous! I love the whitewashed planking – that is so awesome in a lake house!!

Janette June 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

This place really is perfect, inside and out, thanks so much for sharing this, sooo beautiful.
Have fun on your trip by the way…enjoy.x

Mandy Hank June 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Amazing! I can’t imagine there would be any stress there, you just read books and drink tea- awesome!

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