One updated section of a 200-acre farm in New England features an infinity pool and lawn terraces by meant for modern living, just outside the contemporary home. Maryann Thompson Architect kept the mature beech, elm and sycamore trees.
“When you live in New England, and you’re outdoors all the time, I don’t think people worry about cool weather because they’re pretty hardy,” explains HGTV Dream Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “I think this is a patio that will get a lot of use.”
This welcoming two-story home features a contemporary addition with two styles of retaining walls – bluestone and ashlar granite – separating the house from the driveway and defining the borders of the property.
Right on the oceanfront of New England, this home was well-loved by its family of five, but needed an update now that the three kids were older. Each room got a floor-to-ceiling makeover with careful attention paid to protecting and showing off those amazing views!
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.
One of the goals of this New England home's landscape design was to connect the outdoor spaces harmoniously to the natural surroundings. Here, vines grow in a playful design and twin armchairs look out over a meadow-like garden.
Stepping inside this New England home reveals an interior just as charming as the exterior, with bright colors and country-style furniture. White walls and large windows keep the space light and airy, while mint-colored pendant lights and coral chairs create a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
The HGTV Dream Home 2015 front entrance features a covered portico with two classic columns. “Because of New England weather, you don’t want to be standing out at your front door as the rain comes down,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
From the outside, this home communicates historically accurate New England coastal architecture, yet the sunroom appears to be enclosed by a fully glazed wall similar to those found in more modern architecture.
The designers were very careful to pay close attention to Cape Cod style and details when choosing every aspect of HGTV Dream Home 2015’s front yard. Rather than a paved driveway, a traditional pea-gravel drive adds to the home’s New England style.