The Gull Cottage is a beautiful blend of lake home and Wisconsin farmhouse. It's where hand-painted antique armoires complement sumptuous leather reclining sofas...where old-time barn doors conceal "smart" televisions...and where charming printed quilts cover butter-soft sheets and indulgent memory foam mattresses.
Featured in the 2017 Door County Showcase of Homes, Gull Cottage is all new construction on the beautiful, wooded Green Bay shoreline. This open-concept home features real hickory wood floors, two-zoned heat and central air conditioning, and tons of large windows that offer amazing views of the water and wildflower meadows framing the house.
The spectacular, open kitchen features lighted white cabinetry, granite counters, stainless appliances and a large farm sink. A massive center island offers a wine rack, built-in cutting board and counter seating for six. The LG French door refrigerator has two separate ice makers, and the LG double oven features easy convection cooking. A large Bosch dishwasher provides quick clean-ups.
The Gull Cottage kitchen is fully stocked with ample dinnerware, a variety of glassware including non-breakable for outdoors.
Just off the kitchen is a beautiful four-season, white-washed sun porch with relaxing wicker-style furnishings, shiplap cathedral ceiling, large skylights, transom windows and a pot-belly stove for cooler nights. With its walls of windows, the sun porch is a delightful indoor spot to watch the sunset.
The great room offers both dining and living room areas in one expansive yet cozy space, crowned by a large stone fireplace with barn doors that conceal a flat-screen, smart television just above the mantel. Luxurious leather reclining sofas and "sink'in" chairs, plus a soft oriental carpet provide the perfect place to relax after a busy day on the water.
The main floor features a large master bedroom with huge windows overlooking the bay. The master bath combines granite counters, charming barn lights, carrara tile and an indulgently spacious walk-in shower . A second guest room on the first floor overlooks the wildflower meadows, and is adjacent to a full bathroom.
The patio at Gull Cottage is the place to be for relaxation and magnificent water views. The patio features a large gas grill, soft outdoor lighting, a large table, umbrella and chairs for eight. A charming stone staircase leads to a generous pier with a swim ladder. The pier is an ideal spot for all day water fun, and to enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets. A fire pit and light-weight, Adirondack-style chairs complete the tranquil outdoor setting.
Upstairs at Gull Cottage is a large guest room with hand-painted furniture, a barn wood headboard, and a private bathroom that features a sun tunnel for exceptional lighting without ever flipping on a light switch.
The star of Gull Cottage's second floor is the "bunk room," which features four extra long, spacious bunk beds. While perfect for youngsters, the bunk room can be comfortably used by adults as well. The bunks, made of solid wood, feature an easy staircase, rather than a ladder, to reach upper beds. Each spot has its own cubby space with outlets for recharging phones plus an individually-controlled bunk light. Just off the bunk room is a large bathroom with two vanities, a walk in shower, and lots of storage space. Both upstairs bedrooms feature beautiful views of the water.
The second floor also offers a spacious bonus room, with a large television and plenty of room to spread out for rainy day board games. The bonus room is carpeted, and showcases charming dormers.
All Gull Cottage beds feature memory foam mattresses, velvety-soft sheets, generous pillows and comforters. All bathrooms contain fluffy white towels and bath mats, hair dryers, gentle hand soap and make-up remover wipes. A convenient first floor laundry room features a large washer and dryer.
The home is located a short walk from beautiful Murphy Park, which offers a sand beach and public pier. Wedding parties posing for pictures by the water is a common site at Murphy Park.
A five minute drive north from Gull Cottage leads to charming Egg Harbor, with its picturesque park and harbor, shopping and restaurants.
There is much to do in Egg Harbor and beyond. Door County is ideal for family gatherings or adult getaways year round. Summer in Door County is all about the water: swimming, boating, fishing and more. In fall, the crisp air and amazing red and gold foliage are the stars. Winter offers charming storefronts glowing with holiday lights, and cozy nights by the fire. Spring brings a quiet serenity as the lake warms and Door County's abundant natural beauty comes back to life.
Door County -- and Gull Cottage -- welcome you!