Shingle homes usually have something so charming about them. Add water to the background and you have the perfect beach house, especially when it’s built by the talented builders from Mike Schaap Builders. Take this shingle beachfront for example, located right on the shores of the Lake Michigan. The exterior, with fiber cement siding, is designed to weather the various lakeshore elements. The vivid blue exterior outlined in white trim balances the soothing hues of the water. Exposed rafters and circular windows lend architectural interest while playing up the scenic location.
But this shingle beachfront home goes beyond its curb-appeal, it truly begins at the front door with captivating views of Lake Michigan while the casual coastal interiors tell an enchanting tale through distinctive details. Whether it’s the grasscloth wallpaper on the master bedroom ceiling or the soaking tub and marble shower in the master bath that overlooks the shimmering lake, each space is classic and timeless, just like life on the water.
The allure of this colorful and casual beach house begins at the front door with captivating views of Lake Michigan. Notice the inviting window seat and the built-in cabinet at the foyer.
Floors are Rivershores Flooring – Old World, White Oak, UV Cured in 7.5″ wide planks.
A well-executed design plan exists throughout with a bevy of unique features that are careful not to upstage the major role of Lake Michigan. Tall windows and ceilings flood the main floor with natural light, while white oak floors set the stage for a happy color palette with pops of red and blue. The end result is a relaxed and livable space that remains classic to the core.
White crisp cabinets set the casual tone alongside durable, low-maintenance white Quartz countertops and a vibrant blue island that becomes a fun and functional focal point for the light-filled space.
Kitchen backsplash is Bliss Baroque Random Strip Stained Glass Mosaic by Anatolia Tile.
This casual dining area is all about character and that endless lake view!
Table is Mykonos Pedestal Dining Table by Classic Home Furniture – $1,799.
Living Room Paint Color
The wall color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.
Just off the main area, an ipe wood deck with a barely visible cable railing equals low maintenance and unobstructed views.
The home office’s blue barn door paint color is Benjamin Moore Hudson Bay Blue CC-810.
This soothing blue paint color is Benjamin Moore Santorini Blue.
This bedroom has a very calm feel to it, and not to mention, the most perfect place to take a nap; an extra wide window seat!
When in need of a private place to unplug, this luxurious master bath offers the ultimate refuge to refresh and recharge.
The mirror is by Uttermost and is called Earnestine – $371.00
Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter.
Cabinet paint color is Benjamin Moore Kensington Blue.
The shower features floor-to-ceiling Carrara marble tile.
Wouldn’t this be your favorite spot in the house? 🙂
This basement is all about fun, color and that beach!
The basement features a bar with floating shelves and subway tile backsplash.
At the End of the Day
Leading straight to the beach, this cheerful refreshment area boasts checkered floors, industrial lighting and compass-themed ceiling décor that sets a playful tone and makes for the perfect spot to watch the sun set over the lake.
This home sits on a small, sloped lot.
Blue Exterior Paint Color
Benjamin Moore Kensington Blue.
Night at the Beach
Can a patio get any better than this? Sigh… 🙂
Sources: Mike Schaap Builders. Photography: Dan Zeeff.
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