This New England coastal home by Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC honors architectural history while maximizing water views with these expansive windows made up of many small “lights” (individual window segments). From the outside, the home communicates historically accurate New England coastal architecture.
The owners of this traditional, coastal home requested a lounge-style dining area with views to the ocean. The designers took advantage of the open concept floor plan to arrange the furniture into a focal point, drawing the eye from the entry straight through the dining space to the sweeping vista beyond. The entire back of the house opens up to a full sun deck, allowing for panoramic views of the beach.
Beautiful finishes mixed with a spectacular view make this summer home on Martha's Vineyard a dreamy destination. Slide back the glass doors and step out onto the deck to take in the unencumbered seascape.
Breathtaking ocean views serve as the backdrop for this beach cottage kitchen. Natural wood cabinets match the wood ceiling and floors for a cohesive look and a sense of warmth. Nautical pendant lights are the perfect finishing touch.
The master bedroom residents get to wake up to the sound of waves every morning. A sliding glass door connects the space to a balcony. Inside the room, the style is coastal and cozy with ship lap paneling on the ceiling.
The first floor of the house has an open concept layout, allowing an easy flow between living room, den, dining room and kitchen. A pale neutral palette and lots of windows and glass doors keep the feel bright and airy.
A traditional double-pedestal table, tailored upholstered seating and graceful floral draperies balance the casual matchstick shades, soft paneled walls and beach-friendly hues of this Massachusetts dining room. A window bay offers sweeping views of the water. The luxury home rests on half an acre of manicured property on West Falmouth's Chapoquoit Island.
An over-scaled sofa and cozy club chairs are combined with two sandblasted pine coffee tables in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. The space provides a front-row seat to South Carolina's Kiawah Island through glass doors that offer a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. In keeping with beach house interiors, the furnishings were chosen for both beauty and durability.
Positioned right by the water in beautiful Newport Beach, California, this home takes full advantage of its picturesque setting. Glass doors offer an unobstructed view from the living room as well as easy access to the outdoors.
Brass light fixtures add warmth to the ocean-inspired blue and white palette in the living room. The large fireplace keeps the space cozy when the temperature dips and double doors swing out to reveal the ocean view.
One of the best things about this kitchen is its view of the Puget Sound. To maximize this feature, a wrap-around window bank was installed to enhance the family's enjoyment of the beautiful scenery. Not only do the windows give the family a great view of the ocean from their kitchen, they also let in tons of natural light, which gives the space the feeling of having the ocean right at its doorstep.
In this elegant bathroom, the white walls and clean lines of the modern design are complemented by the soft edges of the tub and the large windows that allow in plenty of natural light and a beautiful ocean view.
This home was truly meant for entertaining. Behind the garage doors on the ground level is an entertainment area for tailgating. The wraparound porches are the perfect spaces to enjoy the different views of the ocean.