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.
This classic New England Colonial features a large stone chimney and retaining wall made of bluestone and ashlar granite. An asymmetric, linear path of thermal top bluestone leads to the entrance, surrounded by spring bulbs, perennials, and shrubs.
This sprawling home on West Falmouth, Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island features a half acre of rolling, manicured lawn with lush New England landscaping. The home's peaked gables and shingle siding are hallmarks of the Cape Cod style. Every room in the 4,400-square-foot home features views of the water.
Located in Westhampton, this shingle-style house feels perfectly at home in the New England area. The open, informal layout creates an inviting atmosphere that's both family-friendly and ideal for entertaining.
At night, this seaside home in New England practically glows from inside, setting a warm and welcoming tone for any late arrivals. Two large lanterns illuminate the front porch and thus safely guide visitors from the gravel path to the front door.
The HGTV Dream Home 2015 great room is a light, open space with a classic neutral color palette. “The great room structure is that new modern way of living, which would not have happened in New England,” explains interior designer Linda Woodrum. “There would have been small, dark, boxy rooms, but we all know that we are living in this new way where there is this wonderful open space.”
Hedgerows, hydrangeas and a graceful arbor create a lush and welcoming entryway to this waterfront retreat. The Cape Cod-style home rests on half an acre of landscaped property and features water views from every room. Shingle siding, myriad gables and even a white picket fence combine to make this home a picture-perfect example of New England luxury living.
To create a memorable front entry for this New England residence, landscape designers planted a grove of single-stem river birch trees that frame the front walkway. The trees' peeling bark pops in front of the home's horizontal cedar façade. In another striking play of contrasts, a gravel path is bordered by slabs of smooth granite.
A long, covered porch creates a beautiful al fresco dining spot that takes advantage of this Greenwich, Connecticut, home's picturesque views. A paneled ceiling in a rich wood tone adds warmth to the space and connects to the tree-filled setting. White battered columns are part of the detailed millwork that brings New England character to the stone and clapboard exterior.
A vaulted ceiling accented by beadboard and rustic beams draws the eye up and adds a charming cottage feel to the HGTV Dream Home 2015 master bedroom. According to interior designer Linda Woodrum, the chandelier is meant to add a feminine touch. She says, “New England tends to be sort of practical and matter of fact. Everything in here is pretty tailored, and we just wanted to put one little thing in here that was a little bit different – just to have some fun.”