Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fairtytale Cottage in Stayton, Oregon

Fairytale Cottage in Stayton, Oregon (Locals call this home "the castle.")


I feel like I've been MIA for over a month. Oh, wait.  I have.

In my last post we were in Yachats, Oregon, enjoying the sand, surf and ocean breezes. A lot of hours and miles have been logged since then, as we search for our next home. From my perspective there have been a lot of highs and a few lows on this adventure. And one major meltdown somewhere in Tillamook on the thirteenth day. (Sometimes a home body just gets tired of traveling.)

One of my highs was stumbling upon the enchanting cottage, pictured above, in Stayton, Oregon. I love everything about this place. The owners have a private bridge that crosses the creek and serves as a driveway to their garage. You can't see the garage in this photo; it's the dark arch to the right. The Stayton (Oregon) Daily Photo blog claims the locals call this home "the castle". I wouldn't describe it that way from what I've seen. A castle is extraordinarily large in my definition. But whatever you call it, it's definitely a beauty. Too bad it's not for sale.

The creek curves away from the property and becomes part of the adjacent idyllic countryside.

Stayton, Oregon Creek

We're currently365 miles way from Stayton, in the northeast region of Oregon, and still searching for a home. Although I have much more to share with you, I feel compelled to break the trip down into small posts like this one. To do otherwise may be like trying to drink water from a fire hose



Linking up with You're Gonna Love It - Week 66

7 comments:

  1. Happy to hear from you and to see this charming cottage. Quite the adventure you are on . . . hope to hear and see more soon!

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    1. Thanks, Lynne. I've missed you and the rest of my blogging buddies.

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  2. That is a nice little cottage! Wouldn't it be fun to see how they've decorated it inside?

    It sounds like a fun thing to me to drive up and down beautiful Oregon to find a place that feels like home to you. I'm sure the community is just as important to you as the house itself. Please do keep us informed as you go along. I am so curious about where you'll end up!

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    1. Yes on all counts, Dewena. I hope to share some good news soon.

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  3. "The Castle" is currently up for sale for $185K...

    http://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/308-e-water-st-stayton-or-97383-gid300017281327.html

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  4. I now own the cottage photos are open to all facebook Mark Kronquist...inside and out...enjoy

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    1. Thanks, Mark, for posting this. I did look at your Facebook photos. Love that kitchen! Congratulations on the purchase of a very intriguing home.

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