Beautiful Homes on the Oregon Coast for Artists to Live

The Oregon Coast is a great place for artists to live and vacation. Besides being a remarkably beautiful area with uncrowded beaches and untouched forests, the coast is dotted with art-friendly towns; from the art galleries in Cannon Beach to the FisherPoets gathering in Astoria. You don’t have to struggle to find a unique home, either. The Oregon Coast has many houses that are well-suited for artists. Here’s a sample of homes on the Coast that an artist could easily love.

1. Victorian Cottage

This historic cottage is nestled among trees next to the sea. Every detail of the home seems to be intended for an artist, from the ornate gold-leafed chandelier to the observation tower with stained glass windows overlooking the ocean.

Cannon Beach/Tolovana Park

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
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2. Oceanfront Panoramas

Located at Chapman Point, this home has panoramic views from Haystack Rock to Ecola State Park. It’s perfect for artists who are inspired by nature. Almost anywhere you sit, there’s a beautiful view of the seashore. Whether you go downstairs to the library, or up the spiral staircase to a crow’s nest office, there are plenty of cozy places for you to concentrate.

Cannon Beach/Tolovana Park

4 bedrooms, 3 baths
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3. Italianate Victorian

Built at the turn of the century, this Victorian home is a good example of Italianate architecture, a 19th-century style that blends Classical and Renaissance designs. In other words, it was thoughtfully designed to value aesthetics. In addition, it has a studio and a workshop, so two artists could share the home with separate creative spaces.


4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
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Astoria Home
Astoria Home Fireplace
Astoria Home Bathroom
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4. Craftsman Cottage from the 1930s

This seaside cottage is a historic treasure situated between Yaquina Lighthouse and Otter Rock. It has a peaceful atmosphere and a great nook for writing, with built-in bookshelves, window seats and a covered front porch. Nearly every room has a gorgeous view of the ocean, too.

Lincoln County

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
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5. Private Sanctuary

This charming cedar and stone cabin is the kind of place you retreat to when you need to finish a creative project. With 86 acres and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, rock islands and lush forest, you’ll have peace and solitude to concentrate. There’s even a two-stall barn with corrals, so you can go out horseback riding instead of taking the car.

Port Orford

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
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Stone Cabin Living Room
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6. Designed by an Artist

If you love natural light and unique architectural designs, this home might be your favorite. It was custom-built and engineered to maximize the ocean view and natural light. Sitting in the living room is like sitting on the beach, only with more shelter and comfort. It’s an incredible aesthetic experience built into the core design of the home.

Tillamook County

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
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Oceanfront Home Living Area
Living Room View Ocean
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7. Seaside Japanese Garden

Sitting atop Alsea Highlands, this Victorian-style home doesn’t just have great views of Alsea Bay and Cape Perpetua. It has a small, circular sitting room and an office that would both serve well as artist studios, as well as a serene Japanese garden to give you clarity during your breaks.

Lincoln County

4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms
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8. Classic Beach Cottage

While some artists prefer having private spaces where they can work, others prefer the spaciousness of an open floor plan. This cottage offers exactly that: a large, open space for living and creating art. An open design can be especially great for collaboration between artists, or just a single artist who wants a greater sense of freedom.

Cannon Beach

2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
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Outdoor Cottage Cannon Beach
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Didn’t see what you were looking for? Find more artistic homes by browsing Sotheby’s Oregon Coast listings.