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Flared Detail

Photo by Nat Rea

Climb the front steps, past the stone-clad porch piers, and the Craftsman-style architectural elements all around give the house a familiar, homey feel. But once inside, it’s clear this is no standard bungalow home. A glass-framed entry ushers light into a cozy foyer with a herringbone oak floor. Just beyond, a hall accented with handcrafted cherry ceiling insets opens onto a living space that soars to double height.

Welcome to TOH’s newest Idea House, a 2,700-square-foot home located in Narragansett, Rhode Island, brimming with custom features inside and out. “The level of craftsmanship really gets your attention at this house,” says TOH host Kevin O’Connor, who was particularly taken with the swooping roofline. “That curve took extra effort, and it’s a beautiful flared detail.”

Shown: The updated Craftsman-style house has a sweeping roofline with deep overhangs that shelter a full-width porch.

SHINGLE SIDING: SBC Cedar

EXTERIOR STAIN: Olympic’s Steely Sea

WESTERN RED CEDAR: Real Cedar

RADIATA PINE CLAPBOARDS, SOFFITS, AND TRIM: LIFESPAN Solid Select

MANUFACTURED-STONE VENEER: Eldorado Stone

COMPOSITE ROOF TILES: DaVinci Roofscapes

WINDOWS AND PATIO DOORS: Andersen

LAMPPOST: Walpole Outdoors

GARAGE DOORS: Haas Door

LANDSCAPE PLANTS: Sodco, Fast-Growing-Trees.com, and Instant Hedge

IRRIGATION: Orbit B-Hyve and Orbit Irrigation

Beach House Porch

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The 6-foot-deep, full-width front porch is a great spot to relax and greet neighbors. Beach-house elements, like the cedar railing, floor, and ceiling, mix with Craftsman-style details, including the tapered posts resting on veneer-stone bases and the carriage-house lanterns.

KNOTTY WESTERN RED CEDAR FLOOR AND CEILING AND CLEAR VERTICAL GRAIN WESTERN RED CEDAR RAILING: Real Cedar

STONE VENEER: Eldorado Stone

LIGHTING: Circa Lighting

FRONT DOOR HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

FURNISHINGS: hayneedle.com

Craftsman-Style Garage

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The garage repeats many of the house’s Craftsman-style details: a curved roof, a central gable, exposed brackets, and a textural mix of siding materials, with cedar shingles above manufactured-stone veneer. An exposed aggregate concrete driveway provides an aesthetically pleasing (and snow-removal-friendlier) alternative to gravel. The covered walkway connects the two structures and offers protection from the weather.

GARAGE DOORS: Haas Door

CEDAR BRACKETS: Real Cedar

STONE VENEER: Eldorado Stone

COMPOSITE ROOF TILES: DaVinci Roofscapes

CEDAR SHINGLES: SBC Cedar

WINDOWS: Andersen

HARDSCAPE: Unilock

Light and Airy

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“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 cedar 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 CEILING: Real Cedar

STAIN: Olympic’s Steely Sea

PATIO DOORS: Andersen

PORCH WINDOWS WITH RETRACTABLE SCREENS: Scenix by Larson

CEILING FAN: Clarkson Lighting

FURNISHINGS: hayneedle.com

Welcoming Entryway

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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.

FLOOR: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

LIGHT FIXTURE: Circa Lighting

BENCH: hayneedle.com

PLANTER: hayneedle.com

ACCENT PILLOW: Malabar

ARTWORK: Lisa Hagen Fine Art + Design

Warm and Welcoming

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Greeting visitors with custom elements right inside the front door makes it clear that this is a distinctive house. The foyer features a hand-laid herringbone “rug” of white oak floorboards framed in black walnut. It leads to a hallway with a coffered ceiling that is accented with a series of stepped cherry inlays, creating a dramatic transition from the entry’s 9-foot ceiling to the double-height great-room living area.

WHITE OAK FLOORING AND BLACK WALNUT BORDER INSET, CHERRY CEILING TRAYS, ENTRY AND INTERIOR DOORS, AND OAK AND POPLAR STAIR PARTS: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

ENTRY LIGHT: Circa Lighting

INTERIOR DOOR HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

LIVING AREA BUILT-INS: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

WOOD GLUE: Gorilla Glue

PAINT: Glidden’s Swan White (walls), Onyx Black (door)

FURNISHINGS: hayneedle.com

ARTWORK: Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Crafty Details

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Finely crafted wood details add distinction, from the stairway’s oak treads to the open hallway’s cherry ceiling trays to the kitchen’s black walnut floating shelves and vegetable drawers.

FLOORS, STAIRWAY PARTS, CEILING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

KITCHEN FLOATING SHELVES: Grothouse

KITCHEN VEGETABLE DRAWERS: Signature Custom Cabinetry

View from Above

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Viewed from the second-floor gallery, the free-flowing gathering space includes a white-painted, custom-built beverage cabinet—with a plumbed built-in coffeemaker and wine storage—in the dining area. A patterned rug defines the seating area in front of the fireplace and TV.

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

WHITE OAK FLOOR: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

SLIDING PATIO DOORS: Andersen

COFFEE/BAR HUTCH: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

LIGHTING: Chandelier, Floor Lamp, Table Lamp by Circa Lighting

LIGHTING CONTROLS, DIMMERS: Leviton

RUG AND FURNISHINGS: hayneedle.com

GREEN SETTEE: O&G Studio

STONEWARE: Cynthia Brown Studio

WINDOW TREATMENTS: Smith & Noble

FIREPLACE: Ortal, from Wakefield Fireplace

STONE VENEER: Eldorado Stone

FRAME TV: Samsung

Living Room Drama

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It’s also a defining element of the Craftsman-inspired architectural design by Union Studio architect Christina Carlson, in collaboration with The House Designers. And executing that roof detail is just one example of the skill Sweenor Builders applied in making the plan on paper a reality. Each of the massive rafters had to be constructed in sections on the ground, then lifted into place. As builder Jeff Sweenor recalls with a smile, “It took three guys on the ground, three on ladders, and three on the roof—and a lot of rope and muscle.”

Inside, the house’s flexible layout includes two master suites, an additional two bedrooms and one and a half baths, first- and second-floor laundry rooms, a basement media room and gym, plus garage guest quarters and a raft of outdoor amenities. Interior designer Kristen Martone gave it all a fresh, modern look with clean-lined furnishings and a lively palette of blues and greens.

Best of all, the free-flowing plan offers lots of options for gathering with family and friends, from the open kitchen/dining/living area to the rear courtyard’s outdoor kitchen and fire-pit patio. Between the open-air and interior spaces is the back sunporch, where skylights and south-facing windows allow the breezy summer hangout to morph into a cool-weather comfort zone. Indoors or out, this is a house crafted to enjoy life in.

Shown: A vaulted ceiling, skylights, and a full-height limestone-clad fireplace add drama to the living area. Custom walnut built-ins provide sculptural storage; the TV displays art when not in use.

FLOORING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

SKYLIGHTS: VELUX

CHANDELIER: Circa Lighting

FLOOR LAMP: Circa Lighting

FURNISHINGS: hayneedle.com

GREEN SETTEE: O&G Studio

STONEWARE: Cynthia Brown Studio

WINDOW TREATMENTS: Smith & Noble

FRAME TELEVISION: Samsung

GAS FIREPLACE: Ortal from Wakefield Fireplace

Dining Area

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The dining area features airy furnishings, with a streamlined walnut-finish table, a modern Windsor-style settee, and rattan dining chairs.

RUG, FURNISHINGS, TABLEWARE: hayneedle.com

STONEWARE: Cynthia Brown Studio

GREEN SETTEE: O&G Studio

Stylish Hub

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Natural wood elements carry the Craftsman aesthetic into the open-plan kitchen, which features quartersawn white oak floors, a black walnut island top, walnut open shelves and vegetable drawers, and wood-seat barstools. Around the perimeter, quartz counters with a soapstone look offer an easy-care alternative to natural stone. To anchor the space, the island base is painted graphite, while perimeter cabinets and backsplash tile are a fresh white. The sleek stainless-steel appliances and vent hood add a contemporary touch. Layered lighting helps the space work hard and feel good, with a carriage-house-style pendant over the island, task library lights above the sink, recessed ceiling cans, and LEDs set into channels in the open shelves. Sink windows look out onto the driveway’s custom pergola.

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

QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS: Cosentino

WOOD COUNTERTOPS AND FLOATING SHELVES: Grothouse

SHELF BRACKETS: House of Antique Hardware

ISLAND PENDANT: Clarkson Lighting

TASK LIGHTS: Circa Lighting

APPLIANCES: Miele

VENT HOOD: Panasonic

BACKSPLASH TILE: Merola Tile

STOOLS: hayneedle.com

KITCHEN SINK: DXV

KITCHEN FAUCET: GROHE

WINDOWS: Andersen

Outdoor Oasis

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Come summer, the courtyard is the prime activity zone. “The idea was to not just create one huge rectangle,” says landscape designer Jon Zeyl of the area between the back of the house and a garage sidewall. “We wanted welcoming spaces, logically broken up by geometry, that people would want to use.” An outdoor kitchen and dining area set the stage for alfresco meals; off the sunroom, a seating area complete with sectional sofa invites lounging. And when the mercury climbs, the plunge pool is prime territory for a cooling soak. Uniting all the areas are concrete pavers in a variety of sizes and patterns.

PLUNGE POOL: Soake Pools

BASEMENT EGRESS: The BILCO Company

OUTDOOR FURNISHINGS AND APPLIANCES: hayneedle.com

MANUFACTURED-STONE VENEER KITCHEN ISLAND: Eldorado Stone

DEKTON COUNTERTOP: Cosentino

MICROCLOVER SOD: Sodco

TREES, BUSHES, PERENNIALS: Fast-Growing-Trees.com

IRRIGATION: Orbit B-Hyve & Orbit Irrigation

HOUSE HYDRANT (NOT SHOWN): Aquor Water Systems

GENERATOR (NOT SHOWN): Champion Power Equipment

Shower Spot

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Tucked into the far corner of the concrete-paver patio, the custom-built outdoor shower features a pergola roof, custom-designed privacy panels, and a door laser-cut with a design of schooling fish.

OUTDOOR SHOWER: Sweenor Builders

For a Quick Rinse

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Both fun and functional, an outdoor shower is a sought-after amenity at any house near the beach. Sweenor Builders went all out creating this one, with a door decorated with laser-cut schooling fish (see last slide), chevron-pattern cutouts on the privacy panels, and a pergola-style roof. Inside, the curved seat and plumbing wall got a natural accent with moisture-resistant knotty western red cedar.

SHOWER: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

KNOTTY WESTERN RED CEDAR: Real Cedar

SHOWER FITTINGS: DXV

LIGHTING: Clarkson Lighting

TOWELS: hayneedle.com

Outdoor Kitchen

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Perfect for casual entertaining, the patio features an outdoor kitchen with gas grill and stainless-steel refrigerator and ice chest built into an island base covered with manufactured-stone veneer. A lantern wired into the garage wall provides task lighting. The teak dining set has wicker-topped stools.

KITCHEN ISLAND: Eldorado Stone

COUNTERTOP: Cosentino

LIGHT FIXTURE: Clarkson Lighting

FURNISHINGS, GRILL and APPLIANCES: hayneedle.com

Evening Lounge

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On evenings when there’s a chill in the air, the gas fire bowl has a magnetic attraction. Casual Adirondack-style seating, including a bench swing hung from an angled pergola—echoed in the circular paving design—offers plenty of options for gathering around into the wee hours.

PERGOLA: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

FURNISHINGS, ADIRONDACK CHAIRS, SWING: hayneedle.com

FIREBOWL: Eldorado Stone

PATH LIGHTING: Clarkson LIghting

PATIO PAVERS: Unilock

Welcome Back

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For convenient daily comings and goings, the back door connects to the freestanding garage via a covered walkway, offering protection from the elements. This secondary entry gets the first-class treatment with a small sitting porch that echoes the full-width porch out front, with a cedar floor and ceiling and tapered wood columns set on manufactured-stone-veneer bases. Also making everyday life easier: a smart-home system that allows for adjusting the lighting and setting its schedule by remote access.

CLAPBOARDS, WINDOW TRIM, AND SOFFITS: LIFESPAN Solid Select

WESTERN RED CEDAR: Real Cedar

EXTERIOR SEALER (ON CEDAR ELEMENTS): Olympic

WALKWAY PAVERS: Unilock

BACK DOOR AND INTERIOR SHIPLAP: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

PORCH FURNISHINGS: hayneedle.com

OUTDOOR SCONCES: Circa Lighting

SMART LIGHTING CONTROL: Leviton

Library/Office

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The library/office, tucked into the space along the second-floor hallway, features a custom bookcase designed around salvaged glass cabinet doors. The built-in desk and window seat make use of natural light coming in through large windows.

BUILT-INS: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

PAINT: Glidden's Celestial Blue (built-ins)

HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

LIGHTING: Fixtures, Lamp by Circa LIghting

CHAIR: O&G Studio

RUG: Dash & Albert

WINDOWS: Andersen

WINDOW SEAT CUSHION: Smith & Noble

PILLOWS: Malabar

Blue and the White

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The second-floor laundry room gets a fresh look with blue-painted custom cabinets juxtaposed with white appliances and walls; a vivid blue-and-white-patterned tile floor ties the two together.

PAINT: Glidden’s Swan White (walls), Romance Blue (cabinets)

CABINETS: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

RECLAIMED OAK COUNTERTOP: Grothouse

HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

TILE FLOOR: Merola Tile

APPLIANCES: Miele

High-Contrast Mudroom

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Inside the back door, custom mudroom cubbies and a built-in bench offer a convenient drop spot for outerwear and grocery bags. Poplar shiplap is installed with a nickel gap reminiscent of wall cladding found in older beach cottages in the area. For a high-contrast look, the walls’ crisp white paint is accented by deep green on the built-ins and trim. Durable black ceramic tile underfoot stands up to wet umbrellas and sandy feet with ease.

PAINT: Glidden’s Swan White (walls), Royal Hunter Green built-ins and trim)

MUDROOM BUILT-INS: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

FLOOR TILE: Merola Tile

LIGHT FIXTURE: Clarkson Lighting

HARDWARE & HOOKS: House of Antique Hardware

BENCH CUSHION: Smith & Noble

Pet Station

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The mudroom’s built-in conveniences include a dog bed/feeding station and an open-shelf/counter area to organize keys, phones, and other necessities.

DROP ZONE & CUBBIES: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

AMERICAN BLACK WALNUT COUNTERTOP: Grothouse

PAINTED POPLAR SHIPLAP WALLS: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

TILE FLOOR: Merola

Butler’s Pantry

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Off the kitchen, the butler’s pantry meets modern-day storage needs in classic early-20th-century style. Painted floor-to-ceiling cabinets feature glass doors, a built-in rack for platters, open shelves, shallow drawers (easier to keep orderly!), bin pulls, and glass knobs. The walnut shelf and countertops warm up the space even more.

PAINT: Glidden's Swan White (walls), Zombie (built-ins and trim)

CABINETS: Signature Custom Cabinetry

WOOD COUNTERTOP: Grothouse

HARDWARE: Bin pulls and Knobs by House of Antique Hardware

LIGHTING: Clarkson Lighting

TILE BACKSPLASH: Merola Tile

WINDOW TREATMENT: Smith & Noble

RAKU POTTERY & STONEWARE: Cynthia Brown Studio

Laundry Upgrade

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Around the corner is a convenient first-floor laundry, where all the essentials are given a style upgrade: a stackable washer and dryer, a vintage-style apron sink and wall-mount faucet, and mosaic-tile walls. A hanging rod, space for folding—or ironing on a countertop board—and laundry bins that roll out of the way pack a lot of efficiency into the compact space.

CABINETRY & TRIM PAINT: Glidden's Zombie

LAUNDRY SINK AND FAUCET: American Standard

LAUNDRY CABINETS: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

WASHER AND DRYER: Electrolux

TANKLESS WATER HEATERS (NOT SHOWN): Rinnai

Mid-Century Modern Media Room

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The basement in the main house holds more amenities fit for company—or just more extras for the family who lives there—with a media room and a home gym, complete with sauna. Although nestled below grade, the rooms gain natural light from a deep window-well system that doubles as egress from the basement space.

PAINT: Glidden's Silent Fog (walls)

MEDIA ROOM FURNISHINGS: Sectional, Coffee Table, Bar Table, Bar Stools, Console Table, Marble Clock, and Hanging Planters by Article

EGRESS WINDOWS: The BILCO Company

WOOD BLINDS: Smith & Noble

Energizing Exercise Room

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The basement’s exercise room provides numerous options for keeping fit right at home, including treadmill, weight bench, and gym system. Lockers make it easy to keep personal workout gear right where it is needed. The mirrored wall and egress window help enhance light in the space.

PAINT: Glidden’s Solstice (walls)

LIGHT FIXTURE: Clarkson Lighting

EGRESS WINDOWS: The BILCO Company

GYM EQUIPMENT: Gold's Gym System, Treadmill, Dumbbell Set, Adjustable Bench, Kettlebell Set from hayneedle.com

LOCKERS: Jorgenson Lockers

VENTILATION (not shown): Panasonic

LOAD CENTER (not shown): Leviton

Cedar Sauna

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Located next to the basement gym, the sauna makes a great follow-up to a workout; the western red cedar parts come precut, along with the heater, to be kit-built on-site.

WESTERN RED CEDAR SAUNA: Finlandia Sauna from Country Saunas by Design

Peek Inside the Sauna

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The interior of the 5-by-7-foot sauna, including the built-in benches, is made from western red cedar.

WESTERN RED CEDAR SAUNA: Finlandia Sauna from Country Saunas by Design

Suite Flexibility

A first-floor master bedroom with bath offers homeowners the option of moving into it now—or later. It would be just as welcoming as a guest or in-law suite. The bedroom looks sharp with a bold black, white, and green color scheme. Simply trimmed clerestory windows below the curved cove crown molding usher in light while blocking views of the neighbors; tall tri-muntin casement windows look out over the deep backyard.

PAINT: Glidden’s Brunswick (accent wall)

T&G POPLAR CEILING PANELING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

LIGHT FIXTURES: Clarkson Lighting

KING BED, SHEETS, AND BED PILLOWS: Sleep Number

BED FRAME: Porch & Den

QUILT: Barn Red Quiltworks

GREEN ACCENT PILLOWS: Malabar

RUG: AllModern

WINDOW TREATMENTS AND BED SHAMS: Smith & Noble

GARDEN STOOL: hayneedle.com

Tile-and-Glass Attraction

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The high-contrast theme continues in the adjoining black-and-white bath. The custom vanity maximizes storage with drawers as well as an open shelf; toe-kick LED lighting alleviates having to fumble around in the dark. The shower is more than just a glistening tile-and-glass attraction: It features a curbless design and a drop-down bench to make it ultra-functional for users of every age and ability.

PAINT: Glidden’s Black Magic (walls)

VANITY AND BUILT-INS: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

FIXTURES: Sink and Faucets by DXV

SHOWER FITTINGS: GROHE

SCONCES: Clarkson Lighting

TILE: Floor, Shower Floor, Shower & Vanity Walls by Merola Tile

SHOWER WATERPROOFING SYSTEM, ELECTRIC IN-FLOOR HEATING, and TILE EDGING & TRIM PROFILES: Schluter-Systems

GLASS SHOWER ENCLOSURE: Hareld Glass

Charmed Powder Room

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The adjacent powder room repeats the same black-and-green color scheme and gets its vintage charm from vertical shiplap wainscoting, old-school penny-round floor tile, and a dresser-turned-vanity finished with a washstand-style top in glossy marble-look quartz and a simple vessel sink. Malachite-patterned wallpaper makes the ceiling a focal point and is repeated in a trim for the round mirror. Modern wall lights update the idea of classic candle-style sconces.

PAINT: Glidden’s Black Magic (trim), Swan White (walls & nickel gap)

NICKEL GAP: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

FLOOR TILE: Merola Tile

WINDOW TREATMENT: Smith & Noble

WALLPAPER (ON CEILING): Malachite by York

SCONCES: Clarkson Lighting

QUARTZ COUNTERTOP: Cosentino

VESSEL SINK: American Standard

FAUCET: DXV

Relaxation Scene

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THIS COPY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED

A first-floor master bedroom with bath offers homeowners the option of moving into it now—or later. It would be just as welcoming as a guest or in-law suite. The bedroom looks sharp with a bold black, white, and green color scheme. Simply trimmed clerestory windows below the curved cove crown molding usher in light while blocking views of the neighbors; tall tri-muntin casement windows look out over the deep backyard.

PAINT: Glidden's Colonial White (walls)

LIGHTING: Pendants and Lamp by Circa Lighting

KING BED, SHEETS, MATTRESS PAD AND BED PILLOWS: Sleep Number

FURNISHINGS , RUG, AND BED QUILT: hayneedle.com

WINDOW TREATMENTS: Smith & Noble

Spa-Like Retreat

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The second-floor master suite’s bath is a spa-like retreat with a soaking tub and tiled shower, in calming beige, white, and wood tones. The custom vanity is flanked by tall storage cabinets; toe-kick lighting is both pretty and practical. Iridescent seashell mosaic tile forms a shimmery frame for the mirror; the tile is also used as an accent in the wood wall niche, which has built-in LED lighting.

PAINT: Glidden's Colonial White (walls)

VANITY & BUILT-INS: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

TUB AND FIXTURES: DXV

COUNTERTOP AND ACCENTS: Cosentino

TILE: Floor, Shower Wall, Accents by Merola Tile

TILE EDGING AND TRIM PROFILES: Schluter-Systems

LIGHTING: Pendant and Sconces from Clarkson Lighting

WINDOW TREATMENT: Smith & Noble

It’s a Colorful Life

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“There’s a coziness to having living space tucked under the roofline,” says architect Carlson. In the second-floor bunk room, gray-blue paint with a hint of green covers the ceiling as well as angled walls that reflect the roof’s steep pitch, creating a perfect room for cocooning. A patterned rug, polka-dot bed linens, even a pop-up teepee, continue the color theme.

PAINT: Glidden’s Mountain Stream (walls and ceiling)

FURNISHINGS & DECOR: Bunk Bed, Indoor Rug, Duvet Set, and Accent Lamp from hayneedle.com; Teepee by MOMA Home.

QUEEN BED, SHEETS, AND BED PILLOWS: Sleep Number

Forest Bunk

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A vinyl mural depicting a forest landscape adds a dreamy touch to the second-floor bunk room.

PAINT: Glidden's Mountain Stream (ceiling and walls)

MURAL WALL COVERING: Blue Décor Murals via Etsy

Serene Retreat

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Throughout the house, shades of blue brighten a predominantly neutral backdrop. Here, aqua blues mix with teal greens in the second-floor guest bedroom, designed to be a serene retreat. The ivory-linen-upholstered headboard provides plush comfort, setting off the floral-themed textiles. Custom valances give curtains an architectural framework with a scaled-up version of the curved cove crown molding that appears in most of the rooms.

PAINT: Glidden’s Morning Song (walls)

UPHOLSTERED BED, MATTRESS PAD, SHEETS, PILLOWS: Sleep Number

WINDOW TREATMENTS and CUSTOM DUVET COVER: Smith & Noble

RUG: hayneedle.com

LAMP: Circa Lighting

Mosaic Niche

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A shimmery accent wall made from iridescent shell mosaic tile in the second-floor master shower features a built-in niche with LED lighting.

TILE: Merola Tile

LED LIGHTING: Circa Lighting

BATHROOM INSTALLATION SYSTEM , TILE EDGING AND TRIM PROFILES: Schluter-Systems

SHOWER GLASS: Hareld Glass

Dazzling Hues

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A high-gloss floating vanity lends a vivid look in the second-floor shared bathroom, where the walls and countertop provide bright-white contrast. The laminate cabinetry’s dazzling hue picks up the shower’s accent tile (reflected in the mirror), which suggests a waterfall cascading down the wall.

CUSTOM VANITY: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

COUNTERTOP: Cosentino

HARDWARE: House of Antique Hardware

FIXTURES: Sink, Faucet by American Standard

LIGHTING: Circa Lighting

TILE: Merola Tile

Tile Cascade

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The second-floor shared bath’s tiled shower features a design that mimics water cascading down the wall.

TILE: Merola Tile

ROMAN SHADE: Smith & Noble

CHROME SHOWERHEAD, FITTINGS: American Standard

SHOWER GLASS: Hareld Glass

VIP Treatment

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Shiplap walls, plantation shutters, a coral-hued accent in the dormered ceiling, and pickled oak floors add up to a luxurious beach-house look in the guest suite above the garage. There are glam touches, too, from the beaded chandelier to the starburst mirror. “I call this my ‘she shed,’ a separate living space off the main house that functions as a guesthouse or weekend retreat,” says interior designer Kristen Martone. Operated by remote control, the retractable queen-size Murphy bed slides up into the back of the cabinetry, leaving just the bookcase and flat-screen TV to be enjoyed from the comfort of the sofa.

PAINT: Glidden’s Swan White (walls), and Coral Blush (gable accent)

BUILT-INS: Signature Custom Cabinetry

SHIPLAP WALL PANELING, FLOORING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

LIGHTING: Chandelier, Ceiling fan by Clarkson Lighting

GUEST SUITE FURNISHINGS: Cabot House

RETRACTABLE MURPHY BED: Zoom-Room

SHUTTERS: Smith & Noble

Murphy Bed

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The garage guest suite’s Murphy bed retracts into the cabinetry when not in use, freeing up circulation space.

SHIPLAP WALL PANELING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

MURPHY BED CABINETRY: Signature Custom Cabinetry

RETRACTABLE QUEEN-SIZE MURPHY BED: Zoom-Room

BEDDING: Sleep Number

FURNISHINGS: Cabot House

RUG: Dash & Albert

CEILING FAN: Clarkson LIghting

TABLE LAMPS: Circa Lighting

SHUTTERS & CUSTOM ACCENT PILLOWS: Smith & Noble

Guest Suite Sitting Area

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A vaulted ceiling painted in eye-catching coral follows the angles of the garage’s front-facing gable, enlivening the guest suite’s sitting area.

PAINT: Glidden’s Swan White (walls) and Coral Blush (gable accent)

SHIPLAP WALL PANELING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

CHANDELIER: Clarkson Lighting

FURNISHINGS: Cabot House

SHUTTERS: Smith & Noble

Guest Suite Dining

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The guest suite above the garage includes a dining area with wicker chairs clustered at the round table; a forest-filled wall covering, shiplap walls, and white oak floors create an interplay of wood-themed elements.

PAINT: Glidden's Coral Blush (gable accent wall)

WALL COVERING: Cole & Son

SHIPLAP, FLOORING, STAIR PARTS: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

LIGHT FIXTURE: Clarkson Lighting

TABLE, CHAIRS: Cabot House

ARTWORK: Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Fire Pit by Day

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The fire-pit area by day.

PERGOLA: Sweenor Builders Mill Shop

PATIO: Unilock

FIRE BOWL, PERGOLA BASE VENEER: Eldorado Stone

FURNISHINGS, SWING: hayneedle.com

Floor Plans

Floor plan by Ian Worpole

The 2,700-square-foot layout offers free-flowing gathering space on the first floor with open kitchen/dining/living areas. Sliding doors to the adjoining sunroom encourage passage through it to the rear courtyard’s entertaining space. With four bedrooms and three and a half baths, the house features upstairs and downstairs master suites, two laundry rooms, a library/office, and basement media and exercise rooms. The garage holds an upstairs guest suite.

Custom Touches

Photo by Nat Rea

Upstairs, a gallery-style hallway puts a spotlight on special features, making it more of a showpiece than a pass-through. Decorative cedar trusses accent the ceiling vault above the open railing. A nook for a library/home office is defined by a bright-blue bookcase built-in that incorporates salvaged glass panels. Under the front gable is a built-in desk sized to fit right below the windows, making the most of natural light for daytime work.

KNOTTY WESTERN RED CEDAR (TRUSSES): Real Cedar

PAINT: Glidden’s Celestial Blue (built-in) and White on White (walls, trim, and desk)

BUILT-IN BOOKCASE: Sweenor Builders

FLOORING, RAILING: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

Vintage Laundry

Photo by Nat Rea

The second-floor laundry is tucked along the hallway, convenient to all three bedrooms on the floor. An etched frosted-glass door points the way; its porcelain doorknob adds a charming vintage touch.

APPLIANCES: Miele

DOOR KNOB: House of Antique Hardware