House plan… Periwinkle Cottage!

Periwinkle Cottage, Port Clyde, Maine
Periwinkle Cottage, Port Clyde, Maine

There is a beautiful cottage that we have rented several times in Port Clyde, Maine. It’s called the “Periwinkle” cottage and it’s situated right on the ocean. I would call it rustic (no heat), but there is a fabulous fireplace and the view is earth shattering! Truly!

Today’s house plan… is the periwinkle. We always thought it would be so cool if we could build a house similar to the Periwinkle, but a little less rustic, and a little less space. Maybe 1 guest room upstairs, a 3/4 bath and a storage room/room for treadmill… something that would still give it this overall appearance from the outside. There were a few areas inside that weren’t useful spaces… those I would love to redesign to make useful. This plan is amazing. Fred and I are no architects (trust me, ha), but we kind of drew out the plan on our last visit, here it is…

Periwinkle floor plan - first floor
Periwinkle floor plan – first floor

The ocean is located on the side of the house with the living, dining and bedrooms… big windows, wide doors all make sure you don’t miss the gorgeous view!

You come in the house between the mud room and bathroom on the other side of the house. The mud room used to have a washer and dryer, and could be used for that again. I would also add a wash tub that could accommodate a dog bath easily. From that room you can walk into either the kitchen or the living area.

This is the door you come in… door to the right is a bathroom. Then there is built in storage for pretty much everything which is handy… if you go to the left you head towards the kitchen…

Entry door… mudroom...
Entry door… mudroom…

There is a large wasted space that has an old furnace in this area, I would use it maybe as a pantry and eating area off the kitchen…

Kitchen
Kitchen

I would keep wonderful large windows in the kitchen, have drawers instead of cupboards and possibly try to do away with some of the upper cabinets (replace with windows?). I wonder, wonder, wonder if you could lose that wall on the left and have it open to the existing dining room, meaning… OCEAN. VIEW.!!!

Dining Room
Dining Room

You then walk down a short hallway to the dining room. Beautiful expansive windows on two sides. I would probably make this into a reading room, with my desk, some great chairs, lamps. There are built in’s along the wall to the right. I would be willing to part with that if I could have the wall gone and open to the kitchen… Could be quite nice!

Cabinets below, shelves above, useful for displaying and storing. This view of the dining room is taken from the living room…

Living room with fabulous fireplace!
Living room with fabulous fireplace!

Great fireplace in this house… totally makes this living room, well that and the windows that look out upon the ocean…

Wide door that goes out onto oceanside porch
Wide door that goes out onto oceanside porch

Big, wide door so fabulous! When you open it you get such a fabulous breeze! Large windows throughout. One large center pane that is stationary and then two smaller windows on either side that open.

View standing near dining, looking through living towards bedroom...
View standing near dining, looking through living towards bedroom… See stairs that go to 2nd floor…

Great floor plan, I’m telling ya!

Bedroom - Excuse the bad shot!
Bedroom – Excuse the bad shot!

Bad shot… when we checked in they had not made this bed… and I didn’t take a photo after we made it, ugh. Note the 9′ wall behind the bed. This is one of the most unique features. You are in bed facing the huge window with the ocean view. That little doorway on the right side of the bed… goes to a closet/storage area if you were to walk straight ahead. If you turned after you passed the wall, you would see hooks on your left and built in dressers on your right. Brilliant!

Storage area if you go straight
Storage area if you go straight

Two closets with great storage…

If you were to follow the short hallway on the other side of the bed, it led to the master bathroom, but if you turned right after the wall behind the bed, you would see this:

Built in storage in wall behind bed
Built in storage in wall behind bed

It was so nice. We could put our suitcases on top of the ‘dressers’ and hang stuff on hooks on opposing wall. Such useful space!

I love windows like this!
I love windows like this!

This is my mom in one of the upstairs bedrooms… Such great light comes through those windows! AND they have such character!

These windows open out (and they have screens)… fabulous!
These windows open out (and they have screens)… fabulous!
Ocean Side View
Ocean Side View

This is the ocean side view… that sometimes looked like this…

Enough said!
Enough said!

F L A S H B A C K

O n e  Y e a r  A g o:               Featured Artist… Randy Sexton!

T w o  Y e a r s  A g o:          Artist… Colin Page!

T h r e e  Y e a r s  A g o:    A walk to remember!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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15 thoughts on “House plan… Periwinkle Cottage!

    1. It was my pleasure! The photos didn’t do it justice, but gave a hint of how special it is… this is a very old rustic cottage on the ocean, it’s quite like a movie set… the views are unimaginable!

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  1. Hi Barbara, I’m up in Port Clyde right now, painting…winter. I know where this magical cottage is and have always wondered what it was like inside. Thanks for the floor plan and tour! Love it.

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    1. Ooooh, how magical to be in Port Clyde this time of year! From friends photos I see that it’s beautiful! Ah, yes, this secret cottage… it’s situated on one sweet piece of property isn’t it… so nice to be able to walk to Marshall Point Lighthouse, the General Store/Ice Cream Store, etc…. we have the best time ever! Enjoy your time in PC!

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  2. John Morse

    jan 30, port clyde,,,sunny and nice temps after a long. cold spell….Sally, my dog, and I just returned from Marshal Point and walked down by the periwinkle…love that cottage and have been there many times…indeed rustic, peaceful, and private……………..a true secret ….can u imagine it now the end of January…………..mmmm special

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    1. Oh John, how special to take a walk to the light house and down that special road… our beast Charlie would LOVE that… unfortunately, no dogs allowed at this cottage… poor Charlie 😉 Yes! Rustic, peaceful and private all are perfect descriptions! Ohhhh the end of January… brrrrr! But it would be oh so special! The last time we were there it was late September and there were high seas (hurricane nearby or something is what I’m kind of remembering), you could hear the ocean lift up what sounded like huge pieces of granite and you could hear the loud noise as the large waves washed so close to the cottage… had thought about going upstairs, haha… what an adventure, and what a special place! Thanks so much for your comment!

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    1. Mary, you are so right. I guess the fact that they’re rustic just adds to the charm. It wouldn’t be the same cottage if it was fancy. The fireplace in this cottage is so amazing and heats the living space so nicely (even had to crack a window!). Glad you enjoyed the tour, I always love seeing in cool houses/cottages! So much fun!

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  3. Bobo

    Wow, one of the best places ever, thanks for bringing back the wonderful memories too. Here in Michigan the wind is blowing and making noise but no waves crashing, just ice! Lv ma

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