Located just sixteen miles outside of Boston, this newly built Lighthouse style home elegantly pays deference to the Manor Home farther up the hill, while still being casual enough to compliment the property's other summer cottage next door. The two lower structures, the Lighthouse and the summer cottage, share an intimate garden that is tucked away behind the stone retaining wall.
Designers wanted to create an open concept home that feels an intense connection with its surroundings, so they coupled natural materials with a soft, neutral color palette. They kept the space simple and mixed in modern details, resulting in a home that conveys a strong sense of place to its inhabitants.
Color placement is key when it comes to furnishing a room with a mural. This wall is mainly blue, which creates the look and feel of a New England bay. The color is carried through to the comforter, creating a serene, consistent look.
In the master bathroom, several types of tile are used to create visual appeal and dimension throughout. The coastal theme from the rest of the house is incorporated in the space with silver lighthouse-inspired light fixtures and louver cabinet doors.
A simple blue and white color palette is taken to the next level with a custom compass ceiling light fixture surround and painted lighthouse coat rack in this traditional nursery. A mix of patterns in the Roman shades and drapes adds another fun touch to the space.
This gorgeous dome ceiling has a lighthouse-like feel. Circular windows fill the cubbies as the shape moves in to meet at a pinnacle. White molding, a soft yellow wall color and the natural lighting create a bright look. The bronze chain chandelier stands out against the light background.
This beige home exterior is rooted in coastal design. The tower, surrounded by windows, even resembles a lighthouse. An ornate white railing around the front porch and a balcony add a touch of Victorian charm to the homes casual nautical style. Red shutters flank the windows on the front porch, adding color and character to the home.
Four blue velvet armchairs add rich color to the light, neutral tones in this transitional sitting room. A long wood coffee table brings an earthy detail to the space, while a lighthouse painting adds a pop of color and coastal flair. The white fireplace surround is a classy, traditional design, and the black shelves pop against the bright surroundings.
Established in 1931, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge spans over 70,000 acres across Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties. It consists of coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks and estuaries of seven Florida rivers and is home to a diverse community of plant and animal life. The St. Marks Lighthouse, which was built in 1842, is still in use today.