Rustic White Washed Sea Cottage Built from a Ship

Don't expect straight lines in this rustic white washed sea cottage. It was built from a salvaged ship in 1748.

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The owner of English Country Antiques in Bridgehampton, NY, discovered the cottage more than ten years ago (in disrepair) in nearby Sagaponack. It sits on a full acre, enclosed by privet, mere minutes from the beach. Since then this cute abode has sailed into the 21st century, but with all its rustic cottage charm preserved and honored. And as you would expect from an antique dealer's cottage, rooms are filled with antiques.

Here, two 1950s iron stools sit in the kitchen corner. And as we know, Chalkboard Signs are decorative and oh so useful.

taxidermy seagull decor
The living area's sea themed table includes a taxidermy seagull.

cottage with iron stove
Sourced at a local salvage yard, the cast-iron stove heats up the dining corner. Side chairs, wrought-iron chandelier, and mirror (made from a window frame) all hail from English Country Antiques.

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And here's the living room in full view. Part of the first floor's ceiling was removed to make the space larger. And rustic cottage living often includes Slipcovered Furniture.

white cottage wood
A glimpse of the upstairs. Not just any rug graces the hallway with its wide timbered floor, it's an antique 1950s Eastern European runner.

cottage guest room
One of the three bedrooms upstairs, used as a guest room. Coastal artwork is shown off on a Shaker style peg rack with a shelf.

cottage living with antiques
And outside, a circa-1900 oak woodworker's table serves as a potting station. To dive into more details about this charming white washed sea cottage, go to Country Living.