Hello, my friends! I hope you had a great week and are ready to have a relaxing weekend with your loved ones.
I am really happy to be sharing another beautiful home by Sweenor Builders, Inc.. You will probably recall seeing their Coastal Shingle Home recently featured on Home Bunch. Today, I will be featuring their latest work with This Old House® and I think you will love knowing every detail!
“Every year, This Old House® collaborates with a team of industry professionals and leading home-improvement brands to build a state-of-the art “Idea House.” Sweenor Builders was honored to be asked to build an Idea House for a second time in partnership with Union Studio Architecture and Community Design. The fourth annual Idea House from the trusted home renovation brand, the 2018 home will be built in the historic seaside village of Narragansett, Rhode Island – recently named one of America’s best beach towns by the Boston Globe. Kristen Martone, Sweenor’s in-house designer and owner of Graceke Design led Interior Design on the project.”
The 2,700-square-foot cottage has classic Craftsman-style curb appeal and modern looks inside. Located less than a mile from Narragansett’s town beach, it epitomizes what buyers are looking for today: a smaller home that lives large in a tight-knit neighborhood, plenty of bespoke built-ins, luxury amenities including a home gym, dedicated media room and butler’s pantry, and an easy-care backyard designed for “staycation” living.
This classic foyer features herringbone White Oak hardwood flooring with a black walnut perimeter. Wall paint color is Glidden’s Swan White.
Lighting: Trace Large Semi-Flush Mount.
Flooring: 3″ Quartersawn White Oak in Precision-Trimmed Herringbone Pattern with Black Walnut–Inlayed Perimeter Border – similar hardwood flooring: here.
Standout features include: Open floor-plan great room with soaring, trussed ceiling, expansive kitchen and butler’s pantry, screened-in porch, two master ensuites, plus 2 more bedrooms, guest quarters over 2-car garage, 4 ½ bathrooms, 2 laundry rooms (1st and 2nd floors), patio, pergola swing, outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower, plunge pool, home theater and gym with sauna. This house has everything you could wish for! 🙂
Chandelier: Tech Lighting Viaggio Chandelier.
Paint Color: Walls in Glidden’s Swan White. Trim in Muslin White by Glidden.
The dining bench is by O&G Studio.
Trusses: Knotty Western Red Cedar.
Rug: Dash & Albert.
Stoneware Plates, Bowls, and Mugs by Cynthia Brown Studio.
Beautiful Dinneware: here.
The Great room features a double-height ceiling with skylights. The sliding patio doors lead to a cozy sunroom.
Patio Doors: Andersen Architectural Col-lection A-Series Patio Doors.
Floor Lamp: Hannah Floor Lamp by Thomas O’Brien.
Window Treatment: Pleated Drapery in Organic Cotton/White with Mirage/Aqua Banding, and Lexington Collection Traversing Hardware in Java by Smith & Noble.
Accent Chairs: Chance Upholstered Accent Chair by Four Hands.
The fireplace stone veneer by Eldorado was tightly stacked at 30-inch from the floor to the top of the vaulted living room ceiling. The custom mantel is Walnut and the asymmetrical bookshelves were custom-built by Sweenor Builders.
Stone Veneer: Eldorado Stone
Gas Fireplace: Ortal from Wakefield Fireplace.
Frame TV: Samsung 65″.
The hallway features coffered ceiling with Cherry wood inlays.
Coffered Ceiling: Crafted by Sweenor Builders Mill Shop in Cherry.
Paint Color: Glidden’s Swan White (walls and balusters), Onyx Black (stair trim and handrails).
This kitchen carries the simplicity of a Craftsman-style home. You notice the Craftsman influences on the shaker-style cabinets and the trim framing the windows.
Custom slatted drawers crafted in walnut are perfect to store root vegetables.
Paint: Walls in Swan White, Trim in Muslin White by Glidden.
Floating Shelves: American Black Walnut by Grothouse – similar here.
Kitchen Cabinetry: Signature Custom Cabinetry.
Backsplash Tile: Merola Tile.
Counterstools: Arteriors Home.
Vent Hood: Panasonic.
Perimeter Countertop: Silestone Charcoal Soapstone in Suede Finish.
Kitchen Sink: DXV – similar here.
Kitchen Faucet: Grohe.
The island countertop is American Black Walnut with Durata Waterproof Permanent Matte Finish and it was done by Grothouse. Island paint color is Glidden’s Zombie.
Cabinet Paint Color: Glidden Zombie. Walls in Glidden Swan White. Trim in Zombie by Glidden.
Cabinetry: Pioneer Door style with Square Framing Bead in Graphite 20 Sheen Paint-Grade Maple by Signature Custom Cabinetry, Inc..
Countertop: Black Walnut.
Backsplash: Merola Tile.
Cabinet Hardware: House of Antique Hardware – Knobs & Pulls.
Lighting: Feiss Lawler Orb Pendant.
The powder room features vertical shiplap wainscoting, penny-round floor tile, and a malachite-patterned wallpaper.
Paint Color: Glidden’s Black Magic (trim), Swan White (walls & nickel gap).
Countertop & Backsplash: Dekton Natura, Natural X Gloss Quartz Countertop.
Wallpaper: York Wallcoverings Urban Chic Malachite.
Hardware: Eastlake Round Ring Pull in Nickel.
Vessel Sink: American Standard.
Faucet: DXV – similar here.
Hardwood Flooring: White Oak from Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods.
The stunning staircase leads to a landing area with custom built-ins.
Ceiling Paneling: 5″ Poplar Tongue & Groove Ceiling Paneling.
by House of Antique Hardware.Wallpaper: Confetti Dot Dalmation in Gold by Kravet.Rug: Midnight Stripe Woven Cotton Rug by Dash & Albert
The built-in paint color is “Glidden’s Celestial Blue”. What a gorgeous color for cabinetry, especially when paired with brass accents.
Picture Lights: Thomas O’Brien David 12″ Art Light.
Table Lamp: Aerin Clarkson Table Lamp.
Chair: O&G Studio – similar: here.
Rug: Dash & Albert.
Combining blue cabinets in Glidden’s Romance Blue, Butcher’s Block countertop and blue and white ceramic tile floor tile, this laundry room exudes charm.
Countertop: Reclaimed Oak with Durata Waterproof Permanent Matte Finish.
Floor Tile: Merola.
Lighting: Feiss Lighting.
Guests can enjoy the quarters above the garage, with its separate bath.
Shiplap Paint Color: Glidden’s Swan White.
Sofa: here – similar.
Wallcovering: Cole & Son.
Ceiling Fan: Monte Carlo.
The custom built-ins feature a space-saving, retractable Murphy bed. The Murphy bed is operated by remote control.
Coral Paint Color: Glidden’s Coral Blush.
Rug: Dash & Albert.
Each bedroom in this home was designed with a distinctly different feel. The tongue-and-groove ceiling is painted in a glossy finish (Muslin White by Glidden) and wall paint color is Glidden’s Colonial White.
Pendants: Tech Lighting Fab Pendant.
Accent Pillow: Mina Victory.
Bench: Belham Living.
Bench Throw: Tobias Throw Blanket in Ivory.
Headboard: Zuo Modern.
Nightstands: Baxton Studio.
Accent Chair: Leather Barrel Chair by IMAX.
Accent Table: Hammery.
Rug: Rizzy Home.
The master bathroom features a spa-like feel with a neutral color scheme of white, beige and wood tones. The custom vanity is flanked by tall storage cabinets, while a paneled accent wall with niche brings warmth and style to the space.
Wall paint color is Glidden’s Colonial White.
Vanity: Custom by Sweenor Builders Mill Shop.
Tray Caddy: here – similar.
Sconces: Feiss Mila 2 Light Sconce.
Paint color is Glidden’s Mountain Stream (walls and ceiling).
Teepee: here – similar.
Bunkbed: Harriet Bee.
Bedding: East Urban Home.
This shared bathroom features a high-gloss floating vanity with laminate cabinetry.
Floating Vanity: Wrapped with Formica in High-Gloss Spectrum Blue by Sweenor Builders Mill Shop.
Wall paint color is Glidden’s White on White.
Pendants: Tech Lighting Echo Grande Pendant.
Sink: American Standard.
Faucet: American Standard.
The shower features a fun design with blue and white tile.
Pumbling: American Standard.
Tile: Merola White & Blue Tile.
Paint Color: Walls in Glidden Morning Song. Trim in Muslin White by Glidden.
Ceiling Light: Visual Comfort Balthazar Flush Mount.
Table Lamps: Visual Comfort Anita Table Lamp.
Nightstands: Canterbury End Table.
Bedding & Draperies: Custom.
Located on the main floor, this bedroom features a green, black and white color palette. The accent paint color is Glidden’s Brunswick.
Pendants: Visual Comfort Alina Pendant in “Smoke”.
Garden Stool: here – similar.
Quilt: Barn Red Quiltworks.
Bed: Copper Grove.
Nightstands: Maxine Night Tables by Safavieh.
Rug: Welford Shag Area Rug.
I am loving the combination of black walls with white subway tile and black matte hex floor tile. Shower is curbless and wall paint color is Glidden’s Black Magic.
Vanity: Custom with toe-kick LED lighting.
Sink: DXV Modulus 55-inch Two Single-Hole Double Bathroom Sink.
Shower Tile: White & Black.
Shower Fitting: Grohe.
The basement is full of surprises, like a fully appointed home gym, a modern media room, and a relaxing sauna. Wall paint color Glidden’s Silent Fog.
Sconces: Feiss Mattix Small Outdoor Wall Lantern.
Paint color is Glidden’s Solstice.
Lockers: here – similar.
Lighting: Ellen Degeneres.
This sauna is 5-by-7-foot and sauna it is an easy-to- put-together kit from Country Saunas by Design. The sauna is made from Western Red Cedar.
You really don’t need much space to have a well-designed laundry room. This laundry room was tucked into a small corner of the house where stackable washer and dryer, a hanging rod and even an utility sink with Soapstone countertop creates the ideal space to wash clothing.
Cabinet Paint Color: Zombie by Glidden.
Countertop: Silestone Charcoal Soapstone in Suede Finish.
Laundry Hampers: here – similar.
How fun it is to see a home with color! This mudroom features shiplap, which was installed with a nickel gap. To add some contrast, the builder painted the mudroom cubbies and trim a in a deep green. Paint color is Glidden’s Royal Hunter Green.
Lighting: Feiss Corinne Small Globe Pendant.
Floor Tile: Merola.
The mudroom also features a drop zone with upper cabinet with shelving and and a dog bed and feeding station.
Countertop: American Black Walnut.
Exterior Paint Color: Olympic Steely Sea.
Clapboard & Trim: Lifespan Solid Select.
Windows & Patio Doors: Andersen.
The sunroom was created to provide a connection from indoors to outdoors. Notice the skylights and the windowed walls.
Ceiling: Knotty Western Red Cedar by Real Cedar.
Swing: Belham Living.
Fan: Akova Ceiling Fan.
This project earned a Gold Award when the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recognized best-in-class projects at the 2018 Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Driveway pergola, corbels, and brackets are in Knotty Western Red Cedar by Real Cedar.
Shingle siding is SBC Cedar.
Garage Doors: Haas Door.
Comosite Roof Tiles: DaVinci Roofscapes.
The exterior stone veneer is by Eldorado Stone.
Outdoor Sconces: Visual Comfort – similar here.
Built by Sweenor Builders, this custom-built outdoor shower features a pergola roof, privacy panels, and a door laser-cut with a design of schooling fish.
The outdoor shower curved seat and plumbing wall are made out of moisture-resistant knotty western red cedar. Shower paint color is Olympic’s Steely Sea.
Outside, you’ll find a soothing soak pool, a sunny patio, and a complete kitchen for dining alfresco.
Accodiring to This Old House, this 7×13-foot pre-cast plunge pool was delivered in one piece, dropped into a 4-foot hole, and then faced with stone veneer and a bluestone ledge.
Adirondack Chair Set: Hayneedle.
Client: This Old House.
Interior Design: Kristen Martone, Sweenor Builders / Graceke Design.
Architect: Union Studio Architecture & Community Design.
Artwork: Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design.
Landscape: Landscape Creations.
Photography: Nat Rea Photography.
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