Marylu’s Freestone Guesthouse

by Christina Nellemann on October 15th, 2012. 7 Comments
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Marylu Downing is a mixed media artist living in the tiny community of Freestone in Sonoma County, California. In the back of her beautiful property in the foothills above the town, she has a tiny guesthouse that has served as a respite for out-of-town family and vistors to this area of Wine Country. The guesthouse reflects the colors and textures that Marylu uses in her colorful and quirky paintings.

The tiny cottage was originally a shed and contains just a bedroom and a full bath, but Marylu is interested in putting in a small kitchen. The rooms are decorated with splashes of paint, comfortable furniture and Marylu’s paintings which are inspired by this bohemian community and the local beaches of Bodega Bay.

Photos by Christina Nellemann

 

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

7 Responses to “Marylu’s Freestone Guesthouse”

  1. Mopsa says:

    Such lovely interiors! And the kitchen will certainly make this tiny house even more functional.

  2. Jan says:

    Sure wish I was a friend of Marylu’s!!! How charming!!!

  3. Patsy says:

    Very nice, and I really like the colors.

  4. Zer0 says:

    This is just my opinion, but I think the arrangement of the bed ought to be closer to the wall with the side facing the wall to yield more empty space in the room. That’s about my only quibble.

  5. Clint says:

    This place looks fantastic!

    “a tiny guesthouse that has served as a respite for out-of-town family and visitors to this area of Wine Country”

    What more could you want?

  6. MBee says:

    I want to live in this house! Belissimo…

  7. Carolyn B says:

    Well, I’d skip the whole kitchen concept as cute as this is. I’d go with a dorm-style fridge, a microwave, a coffee-maker & a corner area just big enough to house these & the necessary dishes & cutlery. Guests should be happy with those minimal amenities if they were there for a long visit.

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