Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This is where I'd like to Retire

Just when my resilient tulip bulbs were showing signs of spring, down came the snow. I think my son and I did the spring happy dance a little too soon. Since my hubby is away travelling, I had to shovel the driveway and now I'm sore to the tip of my hair. Once he's back, I'd love to take off for a day and just do nothings for 24 hours. But that said, it's going to be a while before I can think of actually retiring........But in the mean time, a girl can dream you know.........How about a little farm house style home with oodles of Colonial charm, right on the beach with loads of space to garden. And when not gardening, pursue my dream of pottery in a quiet studio tucked off to the back of the house in the shade of the coconut trees surrounding it.........
An ideal place to take a cat nap or read a book while sipping on fresh coconut water from ones own garden.
This place I found fits the bill perfectly........Set in a sprawling beach estate on the Casuarinas-lined Nagaon beach in Alibaug, this Colonial style bungalow is my ideal place to retire. Away from the hustle bustle of the city, the home with its old world charm, large french windows and proximity to a sandy beach has it all. The open spacious floor plan with it's focus on architecture and intelligently placed furniture choices is what drew me in. 
Adore the minimalist look with the focus on a few key pieces of furniture.
The muted wall colors accentuate the dark wood furniture and clever pops of color  enliven the space.
Adore the open shelving in the kitchen that is creatively used to demarcate the kitchen area.
This place was up for grabs but is now sold. To take a tour of the property while its still up on the website, click here.

Wishing you a wonderful week !!! 

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  1. Sruthi, What is not to like in this property...:-). Nice quaint place that has a serene feel to it.

    1. I agree with you Reshma........it's the focus on architectural details and the serene vibes from the minimalist design approach that makes this place what it is . Thank you for stopping by!

  2. What a lovely home... love the Kota stone flooring and the tiled roof... beautiful... thanks for sharing Sruthi!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post Shalini.....I can see the architect in you, devour this space.


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