Our Coastal Home




















We almost missed the opportunity to buy our current home. As I was scrolling through house listings a few years ago, I happened upon the picture above. And even though it said "NC" right beside it, I was sure the listing realtor made a mistake and really meant Oregon or Washington. After all, the area we were looking in was at least two hours from the ocean. And even then... "our" ocean didn't look like the above ocean with the glorious coastal rock formation.


Washington Coast:













Photo above by Rick Pawl


Oregon Coast:














Image above found here


I was convinced this house sat on the Pacific Coast. Curiosity got the better of me thank goodness, and I finally clicked to find out more info.
















Pictures can be deceiving. The photo above was taken from across the lake. The rock is granite, left over from when the lake was a quarry. Not an ocean. A quarry.





















But for some reason "Our Quarry Home" doesn't have as nice of a ring.

:)

28 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful view whether it is ocean, lake or quarry. Is the lake used at all of swimming or boating? My favourite lake growing up was Emerald Lake- a former quarry and it was clean and warm and quite lovely.

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  2. One of my fondest hopes is to live on the water and if it could be in Washington or Oregon, I'd be in Nirvana! (I'm not picky, either....it could be ocean, lake, pond or river!) Now I might have to consider NC, as the picture of your home is just spectacular. xx P&H

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  3. The lake is used for scuba-diving. It's privately owned (and not by us!). There is a chain-link fence surrounding the whole thing. Which is good, so that little ones don't fall over into it!

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  4. Breathtaking! I too don't think it matters if its called an ocean, quarry, lake, or pond, its gorgeous!

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  5. It's too beautiful for words and chain link fence not withstanding you still get to enjoy the view. How lucky! Love the house too!

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  6. What a beautiful setting! Your home is gorgeous also. The views must be amazing.

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  7. What a beautiful place to call your own! It looks so peaceful!

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  8. I had a moment's worry before you mentioned the chainlink fence! What a wonderful setting.
    My parent's house was on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, and across the road was half a house, on crumbling Sydney sandstone. Not conducive to a quiet mind. Your granite is much more reassuring!

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  9. Your home is beautiful Rie, and what stunning views! My in-laws live by a lake and I find it so calming to catch a glimpse of the water out the back windows. Sunsets are the best...

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  10. Your house is beautiful. Living by water is so calming to the mind! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Health and happiness,
    Angela
    http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  11. What an incredible picture Rie~ just stunning!

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  12. Wow it looks like a house from a movie set..but better!just lovely :)

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  13. How Beautiful, Rie!! Your home is just breath-taking!!!!

    The closest thing we have to water is a large ditch. It's not quite as spectacular as yours!

    I will continue to live vicariously through you, okay?!:-)

    Enjoy your day!
    Melanie

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  14. What a beauty! I hope to see more pic's of it in the future.

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  15. Wow, your home site is glorious. That water is beautiful even if it was a quarry.

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  16. It does look like an ocean home. So glad there is a fence. I know quarry's can be so dangerous. But so nice you have this view to enjoy. Beautiful.

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  17. So beautiful! I can't imagine a more gorgeous stting!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  18. Water is water...anything by the water:) Beautiful! Have a great day..I love your name btw...so cool!

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  19. BEAUTIFUL picture of your home - it's just breathtaking!

    I would have fallen in love immediately ~

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  20. What a beautiful place to live !!!

    Have a great happy week Rie!!

    Hugs from Ria

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  21. LOVE your home. LOVE it!!! You must be excited to stay there a while longer...

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  22. Just found your blog. It is like a breath of fresh air!

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  23. Oh my gosh Rie! This view of your home is just stunning! I love it:) How amazing that you get to enjoy a view of that lake! Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

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  24. It's beautiful. The view is wonderful. It must be nice to live there.

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  25. Oh Rie, it's lovely! But I gotta say...my butt checks were clenched at the thought of all your kids and that ledge. I read some of your comments and found out that there is fencing, thank goodness! Spectacular!

    Stacey

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  26. Oh my goodness - what a beautiful home! it looks like something out of a fairy tale! "The princess lived in a white house on the edge of a cliff" or something! Haha. I'm so jealous - you must have an amazing view!

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  27. How did I not know that your house was by this beautiful quarry? It is gorgeous, Rie!!!!!

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  28. Love your blog....I just found you by accident and adore everything on it. God Bless you for the inspiration.
    Janette Ingram

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