Budget Breakdown: An Oregon Retreat Revamped for $135K Channels Nautical Wes Anderson Vibes

Budget Breakdown: An Oregon Retreat Revamped for $135K Channels Nautical Wes Anderson Vibes

By Brian Libby / Photos by Ty Milford
In the tiny community of Cape Meares, a DIY couple turn an unassuming shingled house into a maritime-inspired getaway.

Kelly and Ty Milford weren’t actually house hunting when they decided to call the number on the "For Sale" sign to ask about the skinny, three-story, cedar shingle–clad charmer they’d come across on a walk that rainy afternoon. It was 2018, and the couple were vacationing in Cape Meares, one of the few secluded spots left on the Oregon coast within an easy drive of Portland.

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