House Crush N° 29

stone entry path to gray cottage home house crush
stone entry path to gray cottage home


WThis mountain house and garden just ooze charm. I’ve had a crush on this house for a while now, but I’ve been puzzled by how to photograph it–and do it justice. A lot of the charm lies in the surrounding garden and the location. It over looks a lake and has an amazing mountain view that can only be viewed by going into the house or onto the private decks. I had to photograph the crush from the street, so that view was not available to me. The house sits very close to the road and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lovely places to sit and relax. I can imagine having a hard day, coming home to this little charmer, and just walking through the gardens or having a glass of wine on the deck. The pressures of the day would just melt away!

This house also has the added bonus of a guest house with the same view and relaxing gardens to admire. There is a little glimpse of the guest house through the rustic locus rail fence and gate next to the welcoming lantern leading to the private guest house. Enjoy a visual trip to the mountains today with this house crush—take a deep breath and relax!

house crush, charming mountain house and garden

View of the house crush from the street—charming!


House crush charming mountain cottage and garden

I love this entry garden just behind the fence.


house crush lattice gate welcomes guest

A lattice gate welcomes visitors from the parking area.


house crush stone path leads to a tranquil garden The stone path leads to a tranquil garden— crush garden seat under the trees I love this seating area under the tree canopy—the hostas are amazing!

house crush stone and gravel path leading into a garden

I love a great stone and gravel path.

house crush wooden steps to a garden overlook

I can imagine these steps leading to a wonderful view.

house crush locust rail fence and gate

This locus fence leads to the guest cottage.


house crush copper garden lights to guest house

These lantern are repeated all throughout the garden.


house crush locust rail gate to the guest house

Passers-by get a glimpse of the guest house through this locust rail gate—charming!


xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

July 8, 2016



  1. Reply

    Melissa Harper

    July 13, 2016

    So lovely! Thank you for this relaxing tour!

    • Reply


      July 13, 2016

      Melissa, This place is so charming—pics are only a little glimpse.

  2. Reply

    Rosemary Harris

    July 13, 2016

    Lissy, you certainly captured the beauty at this gem of a garden!! Thank you for sharing!!!

    • Reply


      July 13, 2016

      Rosemary, I love this little charmer!


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