SUNSET MAGAZINE’S IDEA HOUSE 2013 :: SEABROOK

A couple of weeks ago, after having traveled from San Francisco to Las Vegas, then back home for a photo shoot, I hopped in the car on Thursday morning to head out for a little road trip to the Washington coast. For months my dear friend and interior designer, Brian Paquette, had been hard at work in the little town of Seabrook creating two incredible homes for Sunset Magazine’s latest Idea House – or should I say houses – and I had been invited to a sneak peek that I couldn’t possibly miss.

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The two homes are built side by side on a bluff that overlooks the coastline, sheltered by trees. They were imagined by Sunset to house two generations of the same family, and the homes – along with their separate carriage houses (each with living areas above) - create their own little square, complete with a greenhouse, hot tub, fire pit and more.

Because I’m absolutely obsessed with both, I’m splitting the house tours up into two posts, starting with the main house.

Upon entering the hallway from the garden, you’re greeted with two small rooms on the landing – a little study and a guest bedroom whose private deck also goes out into the garden…

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The colors in the home are striking, and the palette remains similar throughout, but if there was one room that screamed my name, it was the bedroom! Hello coral and emerald green…

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This is the actual view you receive when first walking into the home (with the bedroom and study to the right). A dramatic stairway that leads up to the main living area of the home, here covered in the artwork of another dear friend, Jennifer Ament. Her pieces are actually spread throughout the house.

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At the landing you are greeted by a wall of windows that lend a view of the bluff that leads down to the beach. It’s absolutely stunning and incredibly hard to capture in a photo, but you can see the coast line from here. Personally, I’d never want to leave this cozy corner…

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Pssst – the chairs face a little fireplace as well, which makes this area all the better.

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The large open space is so perfect for a beach house – with so many people coming and going, it’s nice to have an area to entertain and relax that will never really feel crowded.

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One of the features of the house I like best is this little sunroom just off the main area – it could serve all sorts of uses, and I love the big sliding barn door…

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Again, the palette is killing me here. The chair especially – it’s so good with its pop of coral and green piping! Did I mention that all the fabrics are Sunbrella? So durable and much less likely to fade! I love how Brian used so much of the same fabrics in different ways throughout the home.

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Then, of course, there’s the final level of the home. The master bedroom…

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While it’s somewhat open to the space below, it still retains its own privacy, with windows that close instead of a truly open loft.

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It’s not a huge space, but when you’ve got double closets, a peekaboo view from bed, and this bathroom, who cares!

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I wish I could show you every bathroom in the house, actually – they’re all gorgeous with tile work like I’ve never seen in my life.

More on this gorgeous project later this week when I show you the second house! If you have any questions on sources, please ask! I have the full list available.

images :: photography by coco+kelley // design by Brian Paquette // homes built by Peter Brachvogel of BC&J Architects

22 responses on “SUNSET MAGAZINE’S IDEA HOUSE 2013 :: SEABROOK

  1. Erika Katayama

    Can you tell me more about the bench-like coffee table with the orange try on top in the living room? I really like that it’s a cushy option to put one’s feet up!

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  2. The Office Stylist

    So in love with all the bright colors that are featured in this home! So gorgeous!!

    –Sayeh, The Office Stylist

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  4. Stephanie | Covet Living

    Hey Cassandra! Wow I LOOOOOOVE the coral + emerald! Hi5 Brian! Am curious about the pale greyish-blue paint color (in the shot with the West Elm Parsons desk)… do you know what it is?

    Thanks so much in advance! xx, Stephanie

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  5. Dana Smith

    You captured the home so beautifully, Cass! Thanks so much for making the drive up. It was great to toast the project with you. (p.s. Sorry for the delay! Summer travel has me a bit behind on my thank you’s)

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  6. liz

    I just saw this at the drs office the other day- the color in the livingroom- they said it changed with the light..some kind of grey that sometimes looked lavender? or like the shells on the beach- what color was it? Thanks.

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