This is a park model home called the San Juan Park built in 2014 by Mark Ouellett and it was specially crafted for the Wildwood Lakefront Cottages Resort. The Resort is located at Whatcom Lake in beautiful Washington State just thirty-five miles from British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and ninety miles north of Seattle, Washington. So, if you live in Vancouver, BC or Seattle, Washington, this is one area you might want to check out for a vacation home.
As we mentioned earlier, this lovely little cottage is only four hundred square feet, but what you didn’t know is that it includes an additional 200 square foot loft space. We just love sleeping lofts and this one is extremely cozy. It is big enough for two rooms a wondrously comfortable bedroom and a playroom for the kids. And by the way, the play area also overlooks the living room and kitchen below – so you can easily keep an eye on the kids as they play.
The San Juan Cottage also has a few really ingenious flexibility options. One of the downstairs rooms can easily be converted into a bedroom or a dining room, depending on what your needs are. Need room for one or two more to sleep? Then pull down the queen-sized Murphy bed and you’re all set for the night. Need a table to eat your breakfast at? Then put away the bed and pull down the adorable little bistro table and you’re ready for breakie, coffee, and a little newspaper reading. Need room to do your early morning yoga, meditation, or exercises in? Then put away the table and the bed and you’ve got an empty room to do whatever your heart desires.
There’s the main bedroom downstairs in the back of the cottage which would make a great master bedroom. There are ample windows in this little cottage, allowing for maximum light, and let’s please not forget the gorgeous lake views outside. The living area opens right up onto a sweet deck overlooking the lake. A second deck on the side of the cottage makes for a perfect barbecue and outdoor dining area. There’s even a ramp for easy wheelchair access in case you or your loved one needs it this is a place for everyone to enjoy.
Back inside, you’ll be happy to discover there’s a delightful little bathroom with a toilet, sink, and shower. And if you want to hang out in the living room area on a rainy day or cool evening, then you can sink back into the comfy couch and watch a few shows on the flat screen TV, feeling the warmth of the fireplace. Then on those really hot days, you can literally go and jump in the lake and take the whole family with you. This is a wonderful place for a family vacation, weekend getaway, or why not just move in all year long? This park model showcases a very efficient use of space that could come as inspiration when you're designing your own small home.
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