The craftsman facade of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 shows an elevated front porch with support piers and exposed steel hurricane strapping to prevent storm damage. A horizontal mahogany porch railing stands out against the sage exterior and Southern yellow pine timber beams.
Nautical and tropical elements adorn this bright, open coastal kitchen. Reclaimed wood ceiling beams are reminiscent of driftwood washing up on shore, and the chandelier boasts heavy rope, as if from a sailboat. Horizontally paneled, white painted walls add to the seaside charm.
This grand living room includes many detailed elements, such as the two-sided fireplace, horizontal wood lath, exposed I-beam, perforated railing systems, blackened steel accents and custom fireplace pendants.
The galley kitchen's monotone look uses subtle pattern for visual interest: The floor features chevron stripes. Countertops are striped, too, white with pale gray. And the ceiling's exposed beams are a strong horizontal line.
The owners of this Keck & Keck-designed ranch house wanted to add a second story. To keep its original aesthetic while expanding it, the renovation maintained the beams and passive solar features such as large soffits and window placement as well as the home's strong horizontal lines, volumetric squared masses and stacking square and rectangular forms.