It goes against my better judgement, but I feel I must tell you this…
Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Go directly to HGTV and enter to win their 2015 Dream Home in Martha’s Vineyard! This house is pretty much everything I love about beach houses wrapped up one beautiful package (oh, and it also comes with a GMC Acadia Denali and $250,000…umm okay).
Seriously!!!!!? I love everything about this house. I love the circular gravel entrance that leads you to what looks like a small Cape Cod-style cottage that’s been added to over time. I love the shutters, portico and painted clapboard in the middle portion, but my favorite beach homes are the ones that feature the white cedar shingles you see on the side additions. I love when they change to a soft gray overtime to give that quintessential New England vibe. I also really like the stone chimmneys and the architectural railings up top (they add a little twist with a chippendale-style feel). So it comes with the car, but I didn’t notice any mention of the bikes. I hope I get the bikes…
Shall we head inside? First, here’s a lay of the land:
The Great Room and Kitchen:
The architects and designers nailed it in here. The attention to detail is gorgeous. And of course you cannot go wrong with a blue and white and sand color scheme in a New England beach house. I love the recessed paneling everywhere and the timber beams show off the high ceilings. Check out all the details, such as the built-ins with dark backs, the fireplace, and all the great accessories and furniture and fabric choices!!
Now we are getting into more a sea-glass color in the master areas (yea, Kevin and I get a whole wing). And yes there is another fireplace. I love the chandelier and fabric trim.
And my bathroom! Nice job on the curved ceiling and fixtures and marble choices!
Master Closet, Dressing Room and Private Patio:
Guest Bedroom, Bathroom and Patio:
Okay, I’m definitely partial to navy and orange (check out Kevie’s room) and it works perfect in this guest space. Love the anchor and again the fabrics are killing me! I also love that floor lamp!
Kids’ Bedroom, Bathroom and Patio:
Okay this is very cute, but once I move in I’m going to have figure this room out. I’ve only got one little lady and a giant family (I mean what’s the point of a beach house if you can’t invite tons of family and friends up to enjoy it?? I can just picture the giant Lobster Bake going on on the back patio!) I’m going to need a lot of bunks in here and there are a decent amount of walls with darn windows…hmmm, maybe I can work on a loft space with a ladder up to more beds. I’ll start working on that… 😉
Powder Room and Laundry:
Now, welcome to my back yard!!!!!!
Keep in mind the teak furniture is going to gray over time, just like the shingles. I love everything about this, but I’ll probably have to add an outdoor fireplace/kitchen area as well. Okay, now the doghouse is adorable! Maybe I’ll even get a dog!? (On second thought, who am I kidding? I’m not getting a dog…I’ve got enough things to keep alive. That settles it, the doghouse is going on eBay. Let me know if you are interested.)
So there you have it. What do you think? It’s probably going to be mine, but you’ve got to be in it to win it, so you might as well give it a shot. Enter HERE.
PS If you do win, could I please have 2 weeks every summer? I mean, I did share…