Have you ever visited Saugatuck, Michigan? Our recent family summer vacation there revealed loads of charm in a hip and historic lakeside artist community.
This charming blue home with white trim is a private residence that’s tucked in between shops and restaurants. It seems like an odd location for a home, but it sure is cute – and the garden is lovely.
Right around the corner is “goodgoods” store in a gorgeous old home with ornate corbels, fancy window trim, and a curved porch with three-over-one windows.
Store fronts and restaurants blend in with historic homes throughout the downtown area. All of this beauty sits next to boats docked at Kalamazoo Lake, which empties via the Kalamazoo River into Lake Michigan.
You’ll find plenty of good restaurants in Saugatuck, Michigan and most had plenty of outdoor dining space. The flower boxes are a nice touch.
We also visited Holland, Michigan that had cute store fronts that reminded me of some of the small neighborhoods you find in Chicago.
I’m not sure why there’s a cyclist on the front of Wally’s Bar. Maybe that’s what happens when you drink too much and ride your bike.
Here’s Judson Heath Colonial Inn, a charming bed and breakfast located in the historic district of town. It’d be fun to stay here with hubby for a weekend trip. I wonder if the inn has any ghosts in residence?
You’ll find both large homes and cozy bungalows throughout town. Every corner you turn – there’s more eye candy!
You might not be able to read the sign on this cute little gray cottage, but it says “Gray Cottage.” I like that the house numbers are red to match the red insert of the front door.
Most of the homes have attractive gardens. I love seeing how people landscape their yards. I always find inspiration and ideas.
Saugatuck is a neat and tidy town with loads of character. You can enjoy the charm of lakeside living, unique artisan shops, and a variety of culinary delights. If you haven’t visited this unique little town, I highly recommend it. There are a few public beaches and sand dunes to enjoy, too.
I have more photos of lakefront homes to share with you next week so you can see more of the surrounding areas. But for now, visit my friends below who join me for today’s Cozy Living series which is always the first Saturday of the month.
Also – you still have time to enter to win a copy of Surfside Style – another home decorating book by Fifi O’Neill. See the post about the giveaway here.