House Tour: Connecticut Shore

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 The shore… It’s a phrase we don’t use enough. I’m going to the shore. We’re spending the weekend at the shore. Sigh…

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But when your home is as stunning as this one, “beach” or “coast” just doesn’t cut it anymore. You’re officially summering at the shore.

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HouseTour: NauticalHouseontheBay

The bay… It just sounds romantic, doesn’t it? It’s no coincidence that this fabulous cedar shake beauty is just that. A fresh, clean palette of neutrals and blues is almost as soothing as the enviable water views from practically every window and each architectural detail is better than the next. This tour made us feel like bundling up, getting out on the water and experiencing that cool, fresh air that only winter can give. We hope it does the same for you!

Thanks for spending your Wednesday by our (well, not really our) pool!

Source: Austin Patterson Disston Architects

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Things We Love: Gorgeous Garages

Patrick Ahearn Architect
More than just a place to park your car, a garage — when done right — is an integral part of the home.
Patrick Ahearn Architect
Still on the search for the perfect beach house, we recently thought, “Why not find a great lot and build?” A gorgeous garage was on the top of our list for things we’d need — and inspired this post!
Rob Bramhall Architects
Keeping our cars out of the salt air is great, sure. But, when it comes to garages, we love the idea of creating extra space for guests. 

Austin Patterson Disston

A charming suite up top complete with bedroom, bathroom and kitchen gives guests privacy while still letting them be a part of the fun.

Oak Hill Architects

Extra room for guests or no, isn’t it nice when a garage is a seamless part of the home, not an afterthought? This one is particularly well done, we think.
Ferguson and Shamamian Architect

What a view! Incorporating the garage underneath the home was so smart in this spot. The higher the porch, the better the lookout spot.

Meyer Architects
Detached garages can add charm — and work well when they are added later — but there’s nothing better when it’s raining outside and you have a car full of kids, groceries, etc. than to be able to slide right in your door without getting a drop on you!
Real Carriage Doors
When it comes to garages, it is all about the garage doors isn’t it? We love the charm of these carriage doors. Side note: I bet I’d have muddy tire marks in those gorgeous grass rows in about ten minutes.
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This garage is simply stunning. It looks time-worn and antique enough that we wouldn’t be surprised one bit if pulling back those doors revealed a horse-drawn carriage. Or it could be stacks of old boxes… But we love it either way. So maybe our moms were wrong after all. Sometimes it’s the outside that’s most important!

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Things We Love: Horns

House of Windsor
Maybe it’s the darker days of winter that have us dreaming of roaring fires, paneled rooms and masculine touches. One of the accessories we’re loving now? Horns. Light or dark, faux or real, you don’t have to be a hunter to appreciate some of these beautiful pieces. Hope you enjoy!
Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Christine Murphy Interiors

Bunny Williams
Illuminations

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Phoebe Howard

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One Kings Lane

McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier Interiors
Want to see more beautiful horns? Check out our Houzz Ideabook on decorating with horns!

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