Images from "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" courtesy of hookedonhouses.com...thanks again!
|The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, house.|
|The backside of the house not used in filming. You can see the greenhouse.|
|What's not to love? The entryway of the house.|
|The living room off the entry. The doors lead to the office.|
|Check out that collection of ship paintings! To die for...|
|The upstairs hallway and solid rail stair cases.|
|The Captain's bedroom|
|The deck off the Captain's bedroom.|
|Bay windows (doors) that lead to the deck with a full ocean view.|
|View of the ocean (notice the lack of neighbors) off the front lawn.|
A Few Things Inspired By "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir."
|Beautiful Federal style mirror.|
I really love these mirrors. I know some people think they are ugly, but this is exactly the kind of piece that gives a room personality. I think it would be perfectly suited to "Gull Cottage" or my entryway.
Rooms For A Modern "Gull Cottage"
The difficult thing to mimic, in a house like this one, is the collected- over -time appeal. There is nothing "decorated" about it, so it is hard to duplicate. I think the best homes have this in common. The houses, even empty, are beautiful because the craftsmanship and quality stand alone. The collected pieces are good and sparse; they serve a function and are not only decorative. There is so much to be learned from an "honest" house.
|Classic kitchen with minimal fuss. The lantern is perfect.|
|Simple and masculine study/sitting room. I think the captain would be comfortable here.|
|Corner of a breakfast room. The dark walls contrast beautifully with the white and nautical details.|
|This bedroom has a similar feel to the captain's: very simple, with only the necessities present.|