Designed by one of the most talented architects and builders, Polhemus Savery DaSilva, this coastal cottage combines an expanded cape form with shingle style elements and decorative interior finishes common in coastal Maine, the owner’s previous and beloved home location. A broad triangular gable sits atop a central entrance cape with a broad front porch and substantial columns. Turquoise board shutters with starfish cutouts, painted in Hazy Blue by Benjamin Moore, add casual fun to the exterior of the cottage. Shingled brackets, an eyebrow dormer and a ship’s stern balcony are at the center of the ocean cove facing back and surrounded by numerous windows overlooking the view.
Inside, a rustic stone fireplace with a rough-hewn timber mantle is at the center of the horizontally paneled living space while teak, mahogany and cedar paneling give warm rich character to other interior spaces. A small but important powder room is detailed as if it is on a yacht, with caulked teak floors and a real brass porthole holding a mirror. The warm tones and character of unfinished cedar board cladding make the sunroom a special retreat any time of day.
Seeing this Maine-inspired shingle cottage is almost as good as reliving a sunny summer day…
Maine-Inspired Shingle Coastal Cottage
This Cape Cod, MA waterfront cottage truly feels as if it’s located in Maine. I love how the house embraces its surroundings.
This cozy foyer gets plenty of attention to detail, which includes a compass medallion on the floor.
Just off the foyer, you will find a spacious open concept living room, dining room and kitchen.
This living room feels grand and cozy at the same time. The stone fireplace with rough-hewn timber mantle adds a rustic feel to this coastal space.
The kitchen features whitewash cabinets and a large kitchen island with quartzite countertop. Notice its inspiring seating layout.
The dining room is casual and elegant. Comfort, surely, wasn’t overlook in this space. The kitchen/dining room opens to an incredible sunroom.
This beautiful sunroom features unfinished cedar board cladding walls, and the floor is stunning as well! This space opens to the pool area.
Isn’t this powder room cute? Notice the caulked teak floors and the real brass porthole holding a mirror.
This bedroom features shiplap walls painted in an off-white paint and also, an accent wall, painted in turquoise.
This is what summers are made of! I would love to wake up everyday with a view like that!
This small bathroom features custom mosaic tiles. Feel the wave? 😉
Back of the House
Turquoise outdoor furniture makes everything even more stunning! What a dreamy property.
Fencing keeps the pool area safe and attractive.
An ideal place to build summer memories…
Wouldn’t be great to spend your summer nights roasting marshmallows by this fire pit.
Shutter Paint Color
Shutter paint color is Benjamin Moore OC-48 Hazy Blue.
Don’t get me wrong, I love gray interiors, but it feels sooo good taking a break from them and sharing this beautiful and colorful place. Nothing speaks more to my soul than a shingle cottage by the water.
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Hello, my sweet friends! How are you today?
I am feeling better today after talking to my grandfather last night. He was in good spirits and smiled at me often. There are so many good things happening right now and I had the opportunity to tell him that “life is improving”. I told him that I am so lucky for having someone like him in my life. He never doubted my capacity, my intelligence and made me believe I could go farther than I even knew I could. Encouragement… this is what he and my late grandmother always gave me, and I still keep their words in my heart whenever in doubt.
I hope your day is filled with good surprises. Remember, they don’t need to be big ones… always pay attention to the small yet special moments in your life.
We’ll talk some more tomorrow.
Luciane at HomeBunch.com