A cozy stone cottage on the lake oozes charm and architectural details. The home’s exterior is especially unique with its mix of rustic wood and stone.
I love the diamond mullion windows throughout the home. They remind me of Dutch windows. My childhood bedroom had diamond mullion windows, although not as elaborate as those on this stone cottage.
The front door wears a chevron pattern flanked by diamond mullion sidelight windows. The rustic wood siding lends a touch of texture.
You’ll find the same mix of beautiful textures inside the stone cottage by the lake. Rustic wood paneling pairs with casual and pretty furnishings.
Soft linen fabrics pair with the rustic room finishes. A large flowering branch adds organic appeal to the room with its beautiful stone fireplace.
More rusticity can be found in the stone cottage kitchen. A black metal pendant light illuminates the kitchen island while artisan pottery displays more branches from the yard.
This stone cottage by the lake has so much organic appeal that I love. Maybe it’s too rustic for some people. I love the trio of metal pendant lights and the simple, rustic farmhouse table in the dining room. The large bouquet of field flowers becomes a statement piece. Metal chairs are the perfect choice in a dining room with so much natural wood.
Here’s more of the artisan pottery that was seen in the kitchen. I keep toying with the idea of taking a pottery class at our community college. I think it would be fun if I could master the skill. I always enjoyed pottery in grade school – the feel of wet clay in my hand and choosing a pretty glaze before firing up the kiln.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the simple, rustic beauty of today’s stone cottage. I love its organic appeal and mix of textures.
You can see more of today’s charming stone cottage by Jeffrey Dungan Architects over at Houzz.
If you like his style, you can find his new book, The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses, on Amazon.
And speaking of books, you still have time to enter to win a copy of Martina McBride’s cookbook! I’m giving away a copy to one lucky winner who will be announced on Monday. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this blog post that reviews her cookbook.