The designer, Amy Studebaker uses white as the primary palette for the lake house’s interior and adds warmth and dimension to the house by using a variety of warm textures, designer worthy antique furniture and pops of color. The backyard has an incredible view of the lake, and if you think the house wows you, the infinity pool will leave you drooling, the pool is stunning and looks like it melts right into the lake. …so beach pretty.
This gorgeous colonial beach house in Swapscott, Massachusetts is literally on the edge of a rocky cliff, and the ocean views are endless. SV Designs, decided to design a house that wasn’t a traditional coastal home, and to achieve this, they created a bright and airy interior. They started by adding more windows to bring in extra light, and to balance the moody ocean blues they added warm furnishing and pops of color to the interior.
At Herlong & Associates our goal is to set ourselves apart through our pursuit of perfection in architecture and interior design, and the entire conduct of our business. This house in Charleston, South Carolina is a testament to Herlong Architects philosophy, the house did not overtake the yard, but looks like it complements the setting..so BeachPretty.
About twenty years later, Wyman Richardson wrote a third classic of Cape Cod literature, The House on Nauset Marsh, that helped propel the character of the area to almost mythical status. Such wide recognition of a special place within a special region helps us understand why a desire to build and live here today remains one of the most deeply held convictions of those who love the eastern shore of Cape Cod.
Nestled on a large corner site bordering Penniman Creek is this new transitional 6,000 square foot shingle style home, designed with easy summer living in mind for a young family. The near 3-acre property includes a dock with Ocean access and ample space for outside summer entertaining, featuring a pool, pergola for dining, and over 1,250 square feet of terrace…..
On a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, Mexico, is designed to be fully self-sufficient, and to work in concert with its unique site. A path leads from a mangrove marsh, through a palm grove, into a main living space that can be fully opened. The path then continues to the beach beyond. The distinction between interior and exterior dissolves, and house and site merge to become part of one continuous experience…..more
This beach house is located in Newport Beach in California. The designers of this house is Blackband Design, led by owners Greg and Wendy Blackband, and are known for their fresh, sophisticated and unpretentious style. Specializing in combining traditional pieces with more current elements, they create environments that are polished and inviting with a splash of eclectic. With a focus on quality and value, the Blackband Design team prides itself on exceptional customer service and a personalized approach for every client. I call this house sick because it has everything you could imagine on your dream house checklist. Starting with the gorgeous views of the Pacific ocean, an amazing outside living area with a dream pool and grilling area, a personal massage room, a private work-out room, and my favorite is the marble built in dog bowls...seriously so epic....this is a beach pretty sick house.
This funky charming cottage on Martha's Vineyard, was featured in Country Living magazine. I am sure it has stolen your heart, as it did mine. Bright white walls, slip-covered furniture, vintage flea market finds, antiques and new furniture, and a mix of colorful quilts and linens give this cottage a happy feel, someplace you dream about all winter long..and it is just a skip and hop to the beach. Photographed by Alec Hemer.
This contemporary glass mansion overlooks Biscayne bay in Miami. The designer is Columbian-Ecadurion filmmaker Alejandro Landes. This incredible beach house has eight-bedrooms, seven-bathrooms, a guest house, wine cellar, and a 72-foot pool, close to Coconut Grove is an upscale, artsy neighborhood with relaxed sidewalk cafes and chic shops.
A five-bedroom Ocean Ridge home that served as the backdrop for country music artist Jenny Tolman’s music video “Something to Complain About." The 13,500-square-foot home boasts white oak wood and limestone tile floors, a smart home system, and a chef’s kitchen that featured heavily in the music video. The interior opens up to the ocean and an outdoor space with a heated pool, spa, summer kitchen, and cabana bathroom. Ocean Ridge Florida is the hidden emerald of the Gold Coast—just a short drive to downtown excitement, south to Delray Beach or north to West Palm Beach...so beach pretty!
I am seriously gushing over this Coastal Retreat in Jamestown, Rhode Island. As you arrive, the house sits far down a winding driveway, sea grass that lines the driveway, is swaying in the beautiful ocean breeze. This house is designed by DiMauro Architects, has every lovely detail a coastal retreat requires to be a restful sanctuary. My favorite details in a beach house are windows with pretty details, a lovely nook with the sun shining on me, where I can spend an hour reading, an open kitchen with so much natural light shining in and the who doesn't want an amazing stone fireplace to cook pizza? ... A beautiful and a definite luxurious splurge, but my favorite place in this beach house is in the backyard, the terrace sits high above the water, I would sit out there with a refreshing cocktail, a seabreeze would be perfect, I would day dream while I watched the the white sailboats dance in wind. This backyard is simply stunning, every detail from the grey slate terrace, the outdoor bar, beautiful pool, rambling stone walls showcasing the vivid colorful and glorious wild flowers, which was designed by landscape designer, Atlantic Lawn and Garden. The amazing photographs were captured by Warren Jagger.
Donna Elle, ASID Allied Member, is an award-winning interior designer who specializes in renovations, new construction, and resort services. Based in her home of Nantucket and Barnstable Village, Donna has completed projects on her home island as well as Cape Cod, Greater Boston, and Florida and her work has been featured in Boston Home & Garden, Cape Cod & Islands Home, and Nantucket Today.
My passion is all things Beach Pretty...and this is the creme la creme to me. Most houses I blog about meet my criteria of light, airy, not too coastal, not too cluttered or too fancy..so if you ever wondered what my ideal house would be..this is definitely one of them. This house was Muskosa Living, who get my vision of beach house design, they create beautiful homes that celebrate the elegance of casual coastal-inspired living.
We found another dreamy beach cottage to share with you all. This beach cottage is actually a two-bedroom boat house on Lake Rosseau, the main house is up the hill. I would be perfectly content if this was the main house. How cool would it be if your friends inviting you up for a week on the lake and you get up to the lake expecting you will be staying in a bedroom, which would be awesome because your at a house on a lake for a week, and they show you your diggs...and you literally have your own house on the lake? Then you walk in the door and you expect it to be rustic cottage, and then you enter and realize this isn't your typical boat house, but has been renovated by an interior designer. Wow..The designer is Anne Hepfer, who has been featured in numerous design magazines. The interior of the houses walls and beams are awash in cottage white, the floor to ceiling windows and sliders are on three sides of the boathouse and bring in the natural light and spotlight the gorgeous views of the lake, and the furniture and home decor are a mix of different shades of blue, white and sand. ..so beach pretty!
Phil Jenkins designed this amazing lakefront house with the homeowner's dream wish list, which he has compiled in his mind, after years of traveling. The designer and home owner created one magnificent beauty of a Lake House, in love! This custom lake home, is 7,200 sq. ft and was built to perfection by Martin Brothers Contracting, Inc. The owner's favorite room and mine is geometric, octagonal screened-in sun porch with French doors. 7,200 sq. ft. custom lake home. A relaxed home, the owner said it's important to feel that way; "you're not wearing a dress and heels to the lake; you're in shorts".
This perfect beach house was designed by Johnson and McLeod Design Consultants and is located of the coast of Vancouver, on Pender Island. The designers main goal when renovating this 2,800 square foot beach house was to bring the light shining in and to emphasize the gorgeous views of the Pacific ocean....so Beach Pretty!
Hills Beach Cottage was designed by Whitten Architects, this impressive cottage is located in Biddeford, Maine at the sits at the mouth of a river in Southern Maine. A contemporary cottage was designed for clients who love to entertain and have fun. Whitten Architects Worked with the site layout, footprint, and foundation of an existing home, there goal was to preserve as much of the existing structure as possible, while creating flexibility for the homeowners to hold different-sized gatherings comfortably. We love the idea that they kept the private area (sleeping quarters) secluded from the entertaining areas...everyone wants some me time. An open first-floor plan features a well-connected kitchen, dining, and living areas. A large music room with a grand piano alcove features French doors at both the waterside deck and south-facing terrace that allow the room to open up to the outdoors on idyllic summer days.