This Colonial home was brought up to date with a muted gray color palette, new portico and accented front door. Board and batten shutters add a decorative touch while Sierra premium shake fiber cement siding from Nichiha USA rounds out the Colonial look, as seen on HGTV's Curb Appeal.
The entrance to this barn-style residence is in a small extension of the main building. It also houses some of the home's more utilitarian rooms like the laundry room and a mudroom. Barn doors slide over the glass ones for an extra wink of personality.
The exterior walls and fences have supporting elements and were considered an extension of the house. Restricting the amount of materials and plants used was not only a reflection of how the house was designed, but also helps to create more visual space and more graphic site-lines in keeping with the style of the house.
Situated on the Long Island Sound, this home's yard feels like a natural extension of the landscape. Marsh grasses and the rocky shore transition easily to a wide green lawn with stone retaining walls.
An extension to the edge of the home is clad in limestone, differentiating it from the stucco structure behind it and creating a clear entry space to the home. An elegant gate at the entrance to the covered walkway provides extra security for the homeowners without detracting from the style of the home.
On the lower patio, an outdoor kitchen and dining area was crated as an extension of the outdoor kitchen space. The styles and colors were chosen to complement the neutral, contemporary color palette of the home in order to create a cohesive design throughout the home's spaces.
The "U"-shaped kitchen cabinets provide plenty of counter space while giving definition to the kitchen space, separating it from the rest of the first floor. The barstools give the space a casual dining option but are also in close proximity to the dining space, so they could also serve as an extension of the home's dining area.
A dual-sided limestone fireplace heats both the indoor great room and outdoor porch. Wicker patio furniture provides comfortable, cozy seating so the patio truly feels like an extension of the indoor living space. Teal blue board and batten paneling adds a dose of color.