Here is a kitchen that not only looks good, but actually works for large groups. A honed marble tile backsplash (Here’s some inside info: Kim actually DIY-ed this tile, starting with the cheaper shiny 12 x 12″ tiles, cutting them in half and then sanding each and every one to hone them! That, my friends, is a true labor of love.), granite counters, two ovens, and a 6-burner stove – feeding 20 here will not be a problem.
And how about two to four people helping to clean up instead of just one – each with their own faucet at the vintage sink and dishwasher at their side. Oh, and the sink has a view down the beach, so there’s no ‘stuck in the back cleaning up while everyone else has fun’ in this house.
You know how you plan a meal for a family reunion and you get to where ever you’re going and realize that they don’t have ? (Fill in the blank, but usually enough 13 x 9″ pans and large pots for pasta in my experience.) Yeah, that’s also not happening here.
While I loved the kitchen, the bathrooms were my favorite rooms – all of them. I couldn’t believe how individual and unique they were, yet how functional and usable with so many fun things to discover in each one.
The master bath has a sliding barn door – I swear, Kim thought of everything, didn’t she? Most of the bathrooms also include more of her hand-honed marble tiles on the radiant-heat floors (toasty toes!), and she’s incorporated really fun and colorful wall tiles in a number of the rooms, too, like this Moroccan style tile in browns and blues.
If I had to choose, though, I think this main bath may be my favorite. I love all the white walls, the double wall-hung sink and the fun light fixtures. You can tell the shiplap wall the sink is on is original and they carried the look through with new pine made to look like the old wood. It happily meets up with more of the Moroccan tile, this time in gray and tan.
I just got so many ideas in this room: the piping used for the towel and toilet paper holders, the long mirror, the lights, and see that antique photo? That’s Manzanita Beach in the early 1900’s – basically right where you are, but without most of the houses yet. Love stuff like that!
Not one, but two baths live on the third floor and they win the adorable prize, I think. They are ‘twin’ baths with repeating elements, but unique fixtures – and the most terrific use of space. Why have only one bathroom where you can have two?
See what I mean? Slanted, wood-covered walls meet herringbone blue tiles with more marble floors. Plus fun sinks and mirrors. How about a clawfoot tub, too? Or a stand-in shower. It’s up to you.
But then there’s the lower level bathroom that’s anything but a basement bath- subway tile meets shiplap. Okay, I give up trying to choose my favorite – see how they’re all so cute? If I had any one of these in my own home I’d be in heaven. Makes me want to go find salvaged sinks, mirrors, and cabinets!
Well, like I said, I could go on and on – I have a whole other folder of photos just on all the light fixtures! Instead, I will leave you with this:
The sunset view. I’ve always thought as long as you had that view, it didn’t matter where you stayed and what it looked like. Maybe that’s a bit true, but now that I’ve stayed at The Houses on Manzanita Beach, I think I may have been missing out – when both the inside and outside are beautiful, it just doubles your enjoyment!
Click the arrow if you missed page 1 showing the main rooms and beautiful view!
Can you see yourself staying at one of Kim’s houses?
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