Archive for May, 2010

Okay…here are our selections for the Hollywood bathroom (Jack and Jill bathroom) between bedrooms 1 & 2 on the second living floor.

I’ll be posting pictures soon of the actual tile in the bathroom.  It looks amazing.  In the meantime, enjoy these pictures and also check out the vanity cabinets schematics now posted on the Plans tab.

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Kraftmaid cabinets were the obvious choice for the Beachtown Dream Home Kitchen


Very exciting news. Our builder has starting the process of installing the kitchen cabinets.   As I called out in an earlier post about our laundry room, we selected Kraftmaid cabinets with a Shaker style door  in a dove white factory finish.  This door style is great in that even the smaller drawer fronts have the shaker style framing rather than a plane flat front.      

We think we achieve that nantucket beach home look and feel with our cabinets and design.  (see earlier post on Something’s Gotta Give inspired kitchen).  Just as in the movie, the island is very spacious.  The aisles are generous.  And there is plenty of storage and seating.       

We haven’t yet finalized the cabinet hardware, but I am pretty clear on what I think would look best.      

I have posted the cabinet schematics on our plans page.  Check them out! 

6/26/2010 Update:  Pictures of actual cabinets added to Gallery tab.

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Given the fact that Bathroom 3 is the primary bathroom on the first living floor and will see the most traffic, we spent extra time picking the perfect combination of tiles, plumbing fixtures and lighting.  

We think we succeeded in creating a bathroom that is both stunning and practical.  Exactly the type of showcase bathroom you’d expect in the Beachtown Dream Home.


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As I write this, tile experts are busy laying and grouting the floor and shower tiles in the Beachtown Dream Home’s master bathroom, making this the perfect time to share our final plumbing fixtures, vanity, lights, and tile selections.

As you would expect, we selected only the best brands and styles for the master bathroom.  All have that necessary “high-end beachy feel” including a 68″ clawfoot tub. 

Does it get any better than taking a bath while listening to the ocean crashing while overlooking the primary Beachtown dune walkover?

Don’t think so…

Well, enjoy.

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When designing the Beachtown Dream Home, we spent countless hours looking through magazines and searching the internet for the best coastal home plans and exciting design concepts.   One of our favorite architectural element finds is the incorporation of a sliding barn door in the interior of the home.

We absolutely had the perfect location and need for such a feature in the Beachtown Dream Home.   

We were challenged with how to both maintain the open, spacious feel of the first living floor, while also providing the ability to separate the back room from the kitchen to create an optional bedroom suite, private dinning room or even a den. 

Turns out an oversized sliding barn door was the perfect solution and a great “wow” design element.

Choosing the door hardware was easy.  Rustic  “Large Barn Door Rollers” and track from the Connecticut based Better Barns Hardware were the perfect choice.

Designing the door was a bit more challenging; however, we found the perfect inspiration on Tracery Interiors blog.  We absolutely loved the sliding barn door this design firm created for a home in Mountain Brook Alabama.  In the end, our design will be a bit simpler (no louvers on the top) to better fit the style of our home.  The colors and finish will be nearly identical…as it fits the beach color pallete of the rest of our home.

Once finished, we will post new pictures.  We will also post additional entries on some of the other fun and surprising design features being built into the Beachtown Dream Home.

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With the sheet rock up and cabinets soon to be installed, the Beachtown Dream Home is really taking shape.   Such being the case, we have decided to open our home to the potential buyers and realtors with our first Open House this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday May 29th between 11 AM and 3 PM. 

Below is the flyer.  Hope to see you there!

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As is the trend in other luxury homes, the Beachtown Dream Home’s master bedroom is designed to be a “Master Suite.”   Your own  private retreat within the home.     

Features include:    

  • Ample space:  The master bedroom is 19’5″ x 17′ or ~330 sqft
  • Cathedral Ceilings:The master bedroom will be completed with a beautiful vaulted beadboard and faux beam ceiling treatment.
  • Ocean breezes: A tropic ceiling fan (not pictured) will offer light breezes even when the windows are closed.
  • Plenty of light: The master suite features 17 Jeld Wen premium impact windows and an Anderson impact resistant glass patio door. 
  • Amazing views: In addition to all the windows, the master bedroom also has its own private 8’x8′ porch.  Just imagine how much better your coffee sitting on this porch, listening to the waves crashing on the beach.
  • Thoughtful convenience:   Stay in bed!  A full set of light and fan switches are located right by your pillow.
  • Flooring style:  The master bedroom will feature dark, rich hardwood floors. Classic cottage style tiles will be use in the master bathroom and shower floor / surround.
  • Bathing luxury:  The master bathroom features a full size walk-in shower with bench and separate hand shower system.  It also features a full-sized clawfoot tub.
  • Plentiful storage:  A full walk-in closet with built-in shelves, clothing racks, and even a special storage area for luggage.
  • Future proof wiring:  Should you tire of the views and sounds of the ocean, the master suite has been pre-wired for a flat screen and surround sound system.

Attached are some recent pictures of the master bedroom and bathroom after being sheetrocked.    

The Master Bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and ample light.


The windows on the right side wall were installed to frame a king bed headboard.


The Master Bedroom's private balcony overlooks the primary dune walkover.


A classic clawfoot tub will be the perfect place to unwind.


The master bathroom features a walk-in closet and large shower stall.

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