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Beautiful shingle style cottage on the shores of Little Traverse Bay, Michigan

classic shingle-style cottage exterior

This classic shingle-style cottage was reimagined by the Cottage Company, perched on the shores of Little Travers Bay in Harbor Springs, Michigan. This home takes its design inspiration from an antique Swedish Mora clock. It sits in a wall niche in the foyer, right next to a grand circular staircase. The color is a beautiful powder blue, lending a serene feel and inspiring the home’s color palette.

Throughout this home, you will find that all walls are clad with wood — beadboard, shiplap, and various types of paneling. The neutral color scheme mirrors the seaside setting, creating a serene atmosphere that is idyllic for the homeowner, who is a busy entrepreneur. To enhance the home’s timeless architecture, the original cherry floors underwent a four-stop refinishing process to achieve a walnut appearance. The other floors were painted, including the sunroom and the guest room whose floors are checkered.

classic shingle-style cottage exterior

What We Love: The refreshed yet timeless aesthetic of this lakeside Michigan cottage enhances its appeal. With its classic architecture, a mix of new and old pieces, and soothing coastal hues, this warm and inviting home will surely be enjoyed with family and friends for many years to come. Whether it’s cozy evenings by the fireplace or lazy summer days by the lake, this cottage offers a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Tell Us: Would this Michigan cottage be your idea of the perfect summer getaway home? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of Michigan: Modern farmhouse estate in Michigan has the most dreamy living spaces and A modern prairie style home offers a peaceful family retreat in Michigan.

traditional coastal style living room with a fireplace

The designer selected Benjamin Moore Hayseed in varying shades to maintain a consistent aesthetic throughout the cottage, adjusting the intensity based on the natural light in each room.

traditional coastal style living room with a fireplace

traditional coastal style living room

traditional coastal style curved staircase with a Swedish mora clock

Above: The top row of windows on the staircase was added to make the home feel more like a lighthouse.

Swedish mora clock tucked into a wall niche in the foyer

traditional coastal style sunroom

traditional coastal style sunroom

traditional coastal style sunroom with a stone fireplace

Above: The homeowners enclosed one of their two porches into a charming three-season room. Floor-to-ceiling mullioned windows flood the space with natural light, creating an enchanting atmosphere.

traditional coastal style sunroom with a stone fireplace

traditional coastal style sunroom with a stone fireplace

Above: The stone fireplace brings a cozy, rustic element to this enclosed, four-season porch.

traditional coastal style sunroom with a stone fireplace

traditional coastal style powder room

traditional coastal style hallway with a built-in window seat

traditional coastal style curved staircase with a bench

traditional coastal style kitchen

traditional coastal style kitchen

traditional coastal style formal living room with a fireplace

traditional coastal style formal living room

traditional coastal style formal living room with a fireplace

traditional coastal style formal living room

traditional coastal style formal living room

traditional coastal style formal living room

traditional coastal style bedroom with shiplap walls

traditional coastal style bedroom with shiplap walls

traditional coastal style bedroom with a fireplace

traditional coastal style bedroom with a fireplace

traditional coastal style bathroom vanity

traditional coastal style bathroom with a soaking tub

traditional coastal style bathroom with a soaking tub and shower

traditional coastal style bathroom with a soaking tub

traditional coastal style bedroom entry

traditional coastal style bedroom

traditional coastal style bedroom with French doors leading out to a private terrace

traditional coastal style bathroom vanity

traditional coastal style bedroom with a sitting area

traditional coastal style family room

traditional coastal style family room

traditional coastal style family room

traditional coastal style family room

traditional coastal style guest bedroom with two beds

traditional coastal style guest bathroom with dual vanities

traditional coastal style attic guest bedroom

traditional coastal style attic guest bedroom

traditional coastal style attic guest bedroom with two beds

traditional coastal style attic guest bedroom

classic shingle-style cottage exterior backyard covered porch

PHOTOGRAPHER Beth Singer

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CheChe
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!