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Four-Season Sunroom

Photo by Nat Rea

"The back of this house is all about entertaining, and the sunroom provides a connection from indoors to outdoors," says architect Christina Carlson. With windowed walls and skylights overhead, the bright, inviting space connects to the main living area through sliding patio doors. A vaulted V-groove ceiling, stained tongue-and-groove poplar walls, and wood-look PVC flooring give the room a breezy porch feel. The nearly floor-to-ceiling windows' innovative system of sliding glass panels and retractable screens at top and bottom preserves views while channeling fresh air, and makes the room comfortable spring through fall. A teak dining set, synthetic wicker chairs, and a painted porch swing give it comfortable and practical beach-house style.

SKYLIGHTS: VELUX

PVC PORCH FLOOR: Aeratis

WESTERN RED CEDAR: Real Cedar

STAIN: Olympic's Steely Sea (walls), Clear Sealer (ceiling)

PATIO DOORS: Andersen

CEILING FAN: Clarkson Lighting

PORCH WINDOWS WITH RETRACTABLE SCREENS: Scenix by Larson

FURNISHINGS: Hayneedle

Wood-Look, Weather-Resistant Flooring

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

Solid extruded PVC tongue-and-groove planks provide a traditional painted-porch look while standing up to heavy traffic and rain (should someone forget to close the windows during a storm!).

PORCH FLOOR: Aeratis

FURNISHINGS: Hayneedle

Welcoming Entryway

Photo by Nat Rea

The entry foyer’s custom touches include the herringbone-pattern white oak floor with a black walnut perimeter, creating the look of a rug. A streamlined bench provides function while taking up little visual space.

PAINT: Glidden's Swan White

FLOOR, DOOR, STAIR PARTS: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

WOOD GLUE: Gorilla Wood Glue

DOOR HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

LIGHT FIXTURE: Circa Lighting

BENCH, PLANTER: Hayneedle

ACCENT PILLOW: Malabar

ARTWORK: Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Drama Overhead

Photo by Nat Rea

Perpendicular to the foyer, a hallway with a coffered ceiling accentuated with a series of stepped cherry inlays creates a dramatic transition from the entry's 9-foot ceiling to the double-height living area.

PAINT: Glidden's Swan White (walls and balusters), Onyx Black (stair trim and handrails)

FLOORS, STAIRWAY PARTS, TRAY CEILING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

View From Above

Photo by Nat Rea

Viewed from the second-floor balcony, the free-flowing gathering space encompasses a cozy, colorful living room and dining area. A patterned rug defines the seating area in front of the fireplace and TV.

CHANDELIER: Clarkson Lighting

FLOOR LAMP, LED LIGHTING: Circa Lighting

RUG, FURNISHINGS: Hayneedle

DRAPES: Smith & Noble

GREEN SETTEE: O&G Studio

PATIO DOORS: Andersen

BUILT-INS, COFFEE/BAR HUTCH: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

Living Room Drama

Photo by Nat Rea

Four skylights and a wall of sliding patio doors that lead out to the sunroom flood the two-story living area with light. LED lighting illuminates collectibles on the asymmetrical shelves constructed by Sweenor Builders.

SKYLIGHTS: VELUX

SLIDING PATIO DOORS: Andersen

CHANDELIER: Clarkson Lighting

FLOOR LAMP, LED LIGHTING: Circa Lighting

FURNISHINGS: Hayneedle

GREEN SETTEE: O&G Studio

WINDOW TREATMENTS: Smith & Noble

FRAME TELEVISION: Samsung

STONE VENEER ACCENT WALL: Eldorado Stone

GAS FIREPLACE: Ortal from Wakefield Fireplace

Focal Point

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

Tightly stacked 30-inch stone veneer planks rise up from the floor to the top of the vaulted living room ceiling. Beneath a custom walnut mantel, a sleek glass-fronted gas fireplace is filled with river rocks. And above the mantel, the 65" television transforms into lifelike art of the homeowner's choosing when not in use.

STONE VENEER: Eldorado Stone

THE FRAME TV: Samsung

GAS FIREPLACE: Ortal, from Wakefield Fireplace

Eclectic Dining Area

Photo by Nat Rea

Rattan chairs, rustic stoneware, whimsical wine glasses, and a thoroughly modern Windsor-style settee share the Mid-Century-style table in the eclectic dining area of our Craftsman home.

RUG, FURNISHINGS, TABLEWARE: Hayneedle

STONEWARE: Cynthia Brown Studio

GREEN SETTEE: O&G Studio

PILLOWS: Malabar

Bridging Indoors and Out

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

A 12-foot wall of gliding glass doors that echo the tri-muntin detail of the house's windows creates a casual, seamless connection between the living room and sunroom.

GLIDING GLASS DOORS: Andersen

PORCH SWING, PLANTER, RUG: Hayneedle

Coffee/Bar Combo

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

A two-toned custom-built beverage hutch with plumbed-in coffee maker and wine storage is situated between the kitchen and dining areas for easy entertaining.

PAINT: Glidden's Swan White (walls), Slate Green (inside hutch)

COFFEE SYSTEM: Miele from Wickford Appliance

HUTCH: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

Space-Saving Countertop

Photo by Jen Fabry

The beverage center's sleek, silvery, metal-plated countertop retracts when not in use; when needed, it simply pulls out for instant counter/bar space.

CUSTOM METAL COUNTERTOP: Grothouse

PLUMBED COFFEE SYSTEM: Miele, from Wickford Appliance

STONEWARE MUGS: Cynthia Brown Studio

GLASSWARE: Hayneedle

Stylish Hub

Photo by Nat Rea

Natural wood elements carry the Craftsman aesthetic into the open-plan kitchen, with beefy walnut shelves and a graphite-colored island topped with thick black walnut. Layered lighting includes a carriage-house-style pendant over the sink, and LEDs set into channels in the open shelves.

CABINETRY, ISLAND BASE, AND VEGETABLE DRAWERS: Signature Custom Cabinetry

WOOD COUNTERTOP (island) AND FLOATING SHELVES: Grothouse

QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS (perimeter): Silestone by Cosentino

SHELF BRACKETS: House of Antique Hardware

ISLAND PENDANT: Clarkson Lighting

TASK LIGHTS: Circa Lighting

APPLIANCES: Miele, from Wickford Appliance

VENT HOOD: Panasonic

BACKSPLASH TILE: Merola Tile

STOOLS: Hayneedle

WINDOWS: Andersen

Accessible

Photo by Cynthia Brown Studio

Soft-white Shaker-style cabinets and counter-to-ceiling subway tiles rim the kitchen perimeter. Quartz countertops with a soapstone look offer an easy-care alternative to natural stone. Thick walnut shelves are anchored by heavy-duty brackets for easy access to dinnerware.

COUNTERTOP: Silestone by Cosentino

CABINETS: Signature Custom Cabinetry

WALNUT SHELVES: Grothouse

SHELF BRACKETS & HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

TILE BACKSPLASH: Merola Tile

Stylish Workhorses

A deep apron-front sink and professional-grade, single-handle faucet with flexible hose make for easy prep and clean-up.

SINK: DXV

FAUCET: GROHE

CABINETRY: Signature Custom Cabinetry

HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

WINDOWS: Andersen

Root Vegetable Drawer

Handsome slatted drawers crafted in walnut house onions and root vegetables, which are best stored at room temperature.

CABINETS AND ROOT VEGETABLE DRAWER: Signature Custom Cabinetry

COUNTERTOP: Silestone by Cosentino