Having outgrown the original 1950’s house, the homeowners wanted a summer beach house for family and guests that fit into the landscape of the community. The entry level is approached under a bridge which connects the “gatehouse” guest suites with the main house. The living floor sits atop the ridge of the hillside with panoramic views out to both Block and Fisher’s Islands. The four sons occupy identical bedrooms on the 2nd floor, and the parents are afforded the premium views from the master bedroom above the screen porch. The 3 story height on the backside is mitigated by the varied use of different sidings: stone base, t&g cedar and Alaskan yellow shingles.
The main floor is both open and divided by a series of large glass rolling doors between rooms. The south wall is opened up with multiple pairs of 9 foot high french doors that have built-in remote shades for sun control and privacy. Since the main spine is only one room deep, the winter sun fills the entire living space. The fir floor beams and sub-floor above the main floor have been left exposed to view. Each space is detailed with variations of layered trim and either stacked baseboard or routed wainscotting.
Let’s start the week seeing a beach house that looks unpretentious and feels just like a real home. Are you up to that?
Beach House with Casual Coastal Interiors
This private beach house features amazing ocean views and classic architectural details.
Separate guest wings offer privacy to family and guests.
The exterior of this beach house features real stone and Alaskan shingles.
Nothing is better than opening the foyer door and see what you can expect seeing in the rest of the house. A cohesive design is always appealing in my opinion.
This foyer is beautiful without being overly designed. Love it!
Wall boards used in this home are custom shiplap.
Crisp and calming, this dining room is perfect in every direction! The trim paint color used in the entire house is Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.
Wall paint color is BM Sail Cloth.
Chandelier is from Circa Lighting.
The table was purchased from Crate & Barrel and the dining chairs are from Ballard Design.
This transitional coastal kitchen is just great! I am loving the industrial bar stools (transformed soon after this picture was taken — see them bellow), beamed ceiling and sleek countertop. Kitchen cabinet paint color is Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.
The kitchen offers an open feel thanks to the many windows and doors used in this space.
The kitchen pendants are the Chart House E.F. Chapman Country Industrial Pendant in Bronze with Large White Glass Shade.
The dining room is yet another space that feels casual and inviting. The white dining chairs are the “Salt Chair” by Design Withing Reach.
The doors are all Alaskan Yellow Cedar and are from Dynamic Windows and Doors in British Columbia, Canada.
Kitchen Paint Color
Sail Cloth PM-21 by Benjamin Moore.
It’s easy to picture yourself admiring the ocean and countryside view in this living room. How peaceful!
Living Room Furniture
Sofa and chairs are from MGBW and coffee table is from Bobo Intriguing Objects.
The powder room feels modern and coastal. I am loving the shell mirror.
Vanity is made of teak.
This beach-style stairwell is bright and timeless. Notice the windows, chandelier and shiplap walls.
The ceiling design is very inspiring.
This cozy family room is located on the upper level of the beach house. The woven shades are from Hunter Douglas.
Oh, the views of this bedroom! I wouldn’t want to leave this place!
Bed is the Farmhouse Canopy Bed from Pottery Barn.
The master bathroom feels coastal and very neutral. The small bench is the Vintage Farm Stool from Wisteria. Sconces are from Restoration Hardware and freestanding bathtub is the Stark Bathtub by Duravit. The tile is an onyx subway and counters are polished travertine.
Paint color is Crisp Muslin DE6212 Dunn Edwards.
Coastal Boy’s Bedroom
Adorable coastal boy’s bedroom with four poster bed, vintage lifesaver decor, roman shades, striped bedding and white area rug.
Bedding is the Asher Duvet Cover from Serena & Lily.
Window shades are from Hunter Douglas.
Isn’t this an amazing view? Wow!
The mud room offers great storage and durable flooring. Floor tiles are Silver Travertine.
The back of the house showcases many windows and doors.
Great idea of adding grass on the deck steps.
Can you imagine spending the entire summer in this place? I would be the first one starting to pack my bags!
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I really hope you had a good time here with me today. And talking about having a good time, I also hope that your week is full of beautiful moments, lots of laughter and plenty of health!
May you always feel Blessed, because you really are!
See you guys again tomorrow.
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
Sources: New House, Guesthouse & Garage Architect: Gale Goff, Estes/Twombly Architects and Gale Goff Architect, and Kirby Goff from Newport, RI Builder: Highland Builders, Tiverton, RI Landscape Architect: Stephen Stimson & Associates, Falmouth, MA Interior Decorator: Kate Jackson Interiors, Cranston, RI Photographers: Warren Jagger, Providence, RI. Professional photos: Nat Rea, Amateur photos: Kate Jackson.