Living Large In Small Spaces - Hare's Ears Cottage

Forty-third post in the series 
"Living Large in Small Spaces"

Greetings and welcome to another edition of Living Large In Small Spaces.

Today we're traveling to St. John's, New Foundland for a tour of Hare's Ears Cottage. The cottage name has a Narnia ring to it. According to the New Foundland English Dictionary "Hare's Ears" comes from the word "hazure --  a pair of pointed rocks protruding above the surface of the water." Whatever the name's origins, it's enchanting.

Hare's Ears Cottage is a guest house owned and managed by CapeRace Cultural Adventures, and is just one of a number of New Foundland homes they've lovingly restored and now offer as part of their community vacation experience.

Exterior colors are bright and cheerful.

Traditional Exterior by Other Metro General Contractors CapeRace Cultural Adventures

Inside the palette is decidedly toned down with lots of white and neutral colors.

This cottage abounds with natural light. Minimal window treatment -- placed for privacy --  allow for uncompromised views of the island.

I was taken by the architectural detail on the ceiling trim.

A romantic chandelier hanging over the coffee table adds a bit of bling and keeps the furnishings from being predictable.

Little pops of color add spice to the room and repeat the vibrant colors in the paintings.

The open floor plan makes for a very comfortable living space.

The bathroom is crisp and bright. Love that curved ceiling.

Bedrooms have built-n shelves for collectibles, books, etc. I really like the style of the nightstands.

Walking into this bedroom is like opening a Crayola box. A very happy space.

The deck provides a resting bench for enjoying the views.

And what a view! A dreamy location, to be sure.

I received no compensation for featuring Hare's Ears Cottage. To see more of this cottage and others, and learn more about CapeRace Adventures, visit their website here.
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Join me next Saturday for another post in the special series

 Living Large in Small Spaces

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Living Large In Small Spaces Series here.

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shared in this series.
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  1. Hi Nancy,
    Enchanting indeed!!! Love the neutral interior with all the dramatic touches of Black. My favorite room is the Kitchen. Love the Black shades, the striped rug, the kitchen knobs so effectively stunning! My love of the Kitchen is followed by the bath ... Well the entire cottage!
    I'm back!!! From my month long blogging break, I've missed you.

  2. Oh Nancy how sweet and charming is this cottage. I love the floors they are so beautiful. It just screams come in and have a wonderful stay. That bathroom is awesome too. I would love a little vacay in this special cottage. Hope you are doing good and your little sweet cottage is getting close to completion.

  3. I love this house, Nancy! Bleached floors, a red door, checked chairs and an all white bath? Well, how could it possibly get any cuter than that?

  4. This would be a fun place to stay! I love the exterior colors! The beadboard and moldings add personality, and the furnishings and accessories are really playful :)

  5. I would love to stay at that cute cottage! It is so light and bright.

  6. Hi, Nancy!
    This place was so fun to see on your site today! This is where my husband and I work - St. John's, Newfoundland is a stone's throw from where we live in Mount Pearl (and about 15 minutes from where my mom lives in a personal care facility, whose room you featured earlier this year)! My husband's office is in the heart of downtown, which is literally steps from "The Battery" cliffs where this little cottage is nestled.
    We often enjoy the magnificent views of St. John's (a small city of about 100,000 people where nothing seems to be more than 5 or 10 minutes away by car) from the very top of Signal Hill National Hill Historic Park's Cabot Tower, where Guglielmo Marconi received the first wireless transatlantic message in 1901. We particularly love the views at night with the moon behind the tower as a backdrop. In late spring and early summer, there are plenty of icebergs to see and, at this time of year, it's fun to watch the whales and dolphins playing. The views really are breathtaking! If you'd like to know more about this place we call "home", here's a link:
    We'll be heading there later today for a walk and some gelato at the Newfoundland Chocolate Company! lol I'll be sure to check out the cottage! Thanks for sharing!
    Wishing you a beautiful day,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  7. Oh that VIEW! What a great name too, so Narnia, indeed! And there's nothing like bead board to make a space feel cozy. Lovely selection of cottages in this series of yours, Nancy! And how is YOUR home coming along?

  8. NICE . . . very . . .
    Love the bead board ceilings and the trim at top plus the color blocks above the windows. Interesting and not carbon copying . . . Playful at best . . .

  9. Adorable! I love the floors (and everything else!) What a sweet place. Open concept in a tiny space is key, I think. Makes the space feel so much larger!


  10. I love the kitchen. I really enjoy seeing all the cottage's you post, especially yours.

  11. This cottage looks like it is straight out of an HGTV show! Just beautiful! Love the name.

  12. I love everything about the interior of this house. Bright and fresh it gives you energy. Debbie

  13. Oh, I could definitely live in Hare's Ears cottage. I love the bright exterior colours and that view-wow!
    Thank you for sharing this, Nancy.

  14. Hi ~
    I like this one. :-)
    I like the binoculars on the window sills. :-)

  15. Newfoundland is such a beautiful province to discover!! I love the tiny fishing villages and the fact that you come around a curve in the road and your jaw drops at the beauty before you. So glad to see a place there featured in your series.


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