June 20, 2010

Summer Cottage Model Home ~ Pinehills ~ Plymouth, MA

Lucky for me, my brother and his wife build a new house about every two years.  Crazy for them, good for me since I get to visit fab model homes every so often.  Most of the models in New England are traditionally decorated and are less than exiting but THIS one is stunning inside and out!   (It's located right beside the 2010 HGTV's Green Home Giveaway)

             Welcome to 15 Shutter Latch...how sweet is that?

With a beautiful wraparound porch and noteworthy light fixtures!

It was my second visit and this time I came back with a camera.

I wish I could have captured the feeling upon walking into the house. Talk about atmosphere! The designer is Lisa Weekes from Brook House Design on Cape Cod and I loved everything about this place. She used Farrow & Ball's Elephant's Breath in the living room and let's just say that I left here planning to come directly home to RE-paint my white walls! I've been seeing this color referred to a lot lately and now I know what the fuss is all about. It feels like beach stone mixed with driftwood mixed with a dash of sea heather for good measure. Can you feel it now?

  Check out the whitewashed wood ceiling.  I've never been a big fan of beams and recessed lighting but they sure look good here!  I am now and wouldn't change a thing. 
All of the soft furnishings in this room have a touch of lavender in them and she used some great vintage pieces.  See the bench with the white orchids on it?  Yeah, that could have come home with me.  I've always preferred this kind of front door too.  Just enough glass.  Not too much or too little.

Here's a closeup of the driftwood lamp in the living room and a chandelier in the stairway.

(as much as I love driftwood, these are a little too busy for me...)

Here's the study with Coco Malt on the walls.  Great mercury lamp with burlap shade.  What contrast!   (Leave it to Pottery Barn)

The open floor plan was perfect in every way with the kitchen  across from the dining area!  Very casual and inviting.

(Many of the other models had a separate dining room and an eat in kitchen.  I prefer it open.)

There are three mercury hobnail pendants over the island which I adore and the subway tiles are cream with a shimmery border for interest.  Are these counters marble?  They are more restful on the eyes than granite.
Oh, and there's a pantry in an alcove with open shelving!  hello..was this placed designed just for me??

The copper grasscloth wallpaper shimmered in this small powder room!   Divine.   I like the rustic mirror and wider boards used below it for a change from beadboard too.

I didn't get a good picture of the master suite since there were people mulling around but did manage a quick shot of the very cool tiles in the shower.  Like tiny shimmering mermaid scales!  I liked this shower because it wasn't totally surrounded by glass.  Though that look is impressive, call me prudish but I feel too exposed in those type of showers.  This one is just right!

Are you ready for a quick glance upstairs now?  A restful sunny loft to sit with the latest copies of House Beautiful and Jeanne d'Arc Living while the kiddos are doing their homework!

BM Sanctuary and Collingwood on these walls

And Revere Pewter on the walls in this sweet guest bedroom

 From the layout to the decor, I love the way this designer used  color, contrast and texture to create my perfect dream house!

Thanks Jeff for sharing part of your Father's Day doing something that you know I love to do! 



Alison said...

Roberta this is one special home. It has been put together beautifully

Bethany said...

That living room color is divine! And that living room / dining room layout is exactly what I like, too. They chose some really beautiful lighting. You should be a model home designer for sure.

Tutti Chic said...

OMG!!! I don't know what I love more...the lighting, the wall colors, the kitchen & on & on! Simply gorgeous home!!!!:) chris

Shabbyfufu said...

Oh so gorgy Roberta! I'd love to move in myself!!! xoxo, Janet

BailiwickStudio said...

I love that home too. The hint of lavender everywhere is wonderful. I guess I have to stand in line to move in, don't I! ::Jill

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Roberta...

Well .. building a house every 2 years.. wow.. that's wanderlust!! ... this home though is fantastic.. as are your photos.. lovely!!! .. so many bits and pieces I love in these and great ideas for future reference..

Well.. I'm popping over to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope I'm not too late!!... Hope it was fabulous and that the year to come brings you much joy and happiness!!!

Love the family shots in the last post too.. what a sweet family...xxx Julie

Kellie Collis said...

Those hydrangeas are lovely too! I hope you are having a delightful weekend! Kellie x