School's out and summer vacation is upon us. It's time to head to the beach for a week, or better yet, for the summer. This delightful Marin County beach cottage was published in House Beautiful last year. For me, this is the epitome of a beach house; clean and simple architecture, exposed framing..no insulation, no sheet rock, no air conditioning. No one chooses to build this way any more...even for a beach cottage. So there is something special, which harkens back to a simpler time, about this look. I'm imagining, though probably erroneously, that this house has no cable, no TV, and no internet. Hopefully it has plenty of board games, decks of cards, and paperback books. Maybe that's wishful thinking on my part.