Last time we checked, cottages are where gingham dress-wearing grandmas drink tea and the kind of place to where city slicker types of writers retreat to compose their brilliant screenplays. A cozy, endearingly rickety home probably only big enough for you maybe your purr-fect cat to call your own. So you can understand our pleasant confusion when we found out that this 1,290 sq. ft. Sammamish house on Beaver Lake that's just modern as can be was labeled as a "contemporary lakefront cottage." If this sleek, three-story, tetris-inspired house with wraparound sun deck on a property just short of an acre constitutes as a "cottage" these days, sign us up. We're almost even willing to pack up our meager belongings, move east, and pony up the $825,000 it's going to cost to pick this one up. Almost.
Listing: 25420 SE 28th St. [Redfin]