Have you ever had a dream house that you just couldn’t get out of your head with, a house that you just connected with? This coastal shingled house in Seabrook on the Washington coast is mine. Well it’s not mine. I want it should be mine, but it’s not. It’s just my dream house. Ha! It’s for sale, so don’t think it didn’t occur to me that maybe it really should be mine!
Today I want to take you on a photo tour of this coastal beauty, which currently belongs to my friend Susan. She and her husband had this lovely house custom built! They generously invited me and my family to stay with them for a few days this summer. It’s a dream house, that’s for sure. But it’s also full of inspiration that we can take for our own home or future home!
You may remember that I published a post about this house last November, when it was empty! I had not been home, Susan shared her photos with me for publication. Now that I have stayed here I can tell you that it is better than I could have even imagined. It was like home.
I took so many pictures while I was there, there are so many beautiful angles and so much that I want to show you! But so as not to crash the blog or the Internet with thousands of photos in one article, I’ll narrow it down.
Today I’m going to take you on a short tour of the first floor. Then I promise to share the other floors in a follow-up post next week, and I will do an article on the Seabrook neighborhood (which is completely lovely and everything I would want in a new neighborhood). I’ll make a list of sources as well, but I’ll also share a few at the end of the article.
The exterior is beautiful, with its guesthouse and garage on one side and an ocean view on the other, as well as a beautiful open plan park in front with a wonderful house in front.
Just to show you that I was actually IN the house and across the room, haha, here I am in Susan’s kitchen. Happy as we can! I mean, doesn’t it seem like I belong there? LOL! When Susan designed the house, she used many elements she found in my home and on the blog for inspiration (like my faucet and brass sink). So I think that’s one of the reasons I feel so at home here, it’s like elements of my own style come to life in this house!
Also, speaking of style coming to life, you can also watch my video tours of this house if you follow me on Instagram (it’s in the story highlights under Seabrook). If you don’t have Instagram, you might want to create an account just to follow me! This is where (thanks to the ability of Instagram) that I am able to show more ‘of the moment’ or ‘behind the scenes’ videos of everyday life … or tours when I am invited to stay in dream homes :).
One thing that struck me immediately upon entering the house was how comfortable it was. Even though the house is large, brand new and their family has only been living here for a few months, it was still warm and welcoming.
I promise to do other posts where I give you lots of tips to get the look of this house, share some things I liked about the layout if you are planning a custom build, and give you some remodeling ideas that I saw here to add character to a home!
But for the rest of this first floor tour today, I’m pretty much going to let you look around and enjoy without my commentary! (I’ll share a few sources at the end of the article and many more in future articles!).
Want to see upstairs? Come back next week! You’ll love it!
This house is for sale! Click HERE for a cute virtual booklet with more photos and details, and click HERE for the sale listing.
I will be adding more sources and all paint colors for each room soon!
Paint colors (outside)
- Main body: Sherwin Williams Dovetail SW7018
- Trim: Benjamin Moore “White Dove” OC-17
- Doors: Benjamin Moore “Wythe Blue” HC-143
Paint colors (interior)
Shiplap and toppings: Benjamin Moore “Chantilly Lace” OC-65
- Engineered hardwood flooring
D&M Royal Oak Maison – Almond
I’ll be sharing more sources, photos, and details in future posts, so stay tuned my friends!