It is no secret that I love Cottages by the Sea, I mean who in their right mind would not want to live in a little shingled cottage near the ocean?
To wake up listening to the crashing waves on the beach sings to my heart. I've lived on the beach on and off during my life. When I first moved out of my parents' home and went to school in San Diego I rented an apartment in Ocean Beach, when I got kicked out of San Diego State transferred to the University of Hawai'i I lived in many more cottages near the water. When I moved back to Southern California where I currently live, I'm not exactly living by the shore but inland about 30 minutes from the Sea. I get there as much as I can when time allows, but wouldn't it be a DREAM to win a BEACHY Home near the Sea, in Martha's Vineyard to boot? Now I know this is not a "little shingled cottage" by the sea but.....It's a beautiful home none the less.
Yes please I'll take one of those anyone will do. I've been to the East Coast about 16 years ago to the little beach town of Lewes Beach in Delaware, it is on my Bucket List to visit Martha's Vineyard but OWNING a home there...well, I' would just die. If you too would love to win go HERE ,you can enterfor a chance to win the HGTV DREAM HOME...Let's take a peek, shall we?
This is the entrance to the Dream Home...well manicured lawn and slate walkway with a few window boxes.
Going around the back or the side, not sure which. I spy a cupola on the top, boy oh boy I'd love a cupola on my house or garage.
Nice little sun patio to soak up the rays...or watch the sunrise drinking coffee. It looks like it's off the Master bedroom...
Looks like the back-side of this beautiful home most likely off the kitchen, with another beautiful patio covered in slate tiles and comfy chairs in teak.
Every house in my book with window boxes gives the HOME A plus curb appeal...
Aren't those lanterns unique, I've never seen those with the old oil type lanterns in them. My mother used to have a collection of those. That pop of turquoise on the teak chairs adds a bit of coastal color. I can see me sitting outside with my glass of wine with some good friends, Hi Giada! Sure you can whip up a feast of Fresh SEA Food in my kitchen....Come on over.
Check out that door... but it needs to be a Dutch Door....which would of been easy to cut that sucker in half.
Here is the family room...a bit too much Big Box store designer for me, I like a little more collected over time look or more of a rustic look than one where you can just go to Pottery Barn of Crate and Barrel and just buy it....but I do love those windows...
I love the built-ins around the fireplace.
Now I'm diggin' that sea lantern on the rustic pillar, that's what I'm talkin' bout Willis...
Here is the kitchen, I like the use of dark butcher block, very nautical and perfect for a home by the Sea. It's says Ahoy Matey!
Looking out of the back door and onto the back patio we see how they mixed the countertop materials the Carrera and the butcher block. I go back and forth between wanting both in my home but my kitchen is so small I'd have to pick one or the other.
LOVING that anchor marquee in the Master bedroom, go HERE to get your own. Lighted up symbols and letters are all very trendy right now. Kenzie got a capital M for her room, it is the Heidi Swapp one where you can decorate it with colorful papers and glitter. World Market has quite a few choices in their store too. But I have to say the galvanized Anchor pulls at my heart strings.
Here is the master bath. Wow is it huge. I love the robins's egg blue tufted ottoman. The jute rug in here makes it less sterile. I also love how they added a pop of color, turquoise on the ceiling.
Here is another smaller bathroom with more nods to Nautical style with the soap dispenser and other elements. What do you think of the navy and orange color combo? Looks like the floor plan in our bathroom and some elements like the beadboard and the Carrera marble top. I like how the beadboard goes all the way to the top and the mix of textures in here, the light, the cabinet pulls with a bit of wood thrown in.
Even the floor looks very similar to mine, they used squares and ours is a rectangle.
Another bathroom probably a guest bathroom. There is that floor again....
Yep, they used the same tile in the laundry room. Love the dark butcher block over the washer and dryer. The dark gray paint is another color I've been drawn too as of late. The mix of textures with the wire basket and seagrass basket adds lots of interest. A little bit coastal, a little bit farmhouse...because you know I consider my style Coastal Farmhouse....
I liked this house didn't love EVERYTHING about it but If I WON I would take it in a heart beat but I'd definitely use more rustic and vintage pieces in the décor...more Farmhousey....is that a word?
GO HERE to enter to win the HGTV Dream house on Martha's Vineyard.
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