Favorites Crane Island
Love your house! If we can work it out I’m inclined to build the house to 14ft above BFE. John H says that we can bring in dirt to get us to 9 feet BFE and I’m wondering if you couldn’t strategically get the garage and walkway into the house a little higher (10ft or so) to keep the stairs to 4ft off the ground level. May not work out — we’re definitely worried about flooding and taking all reasonable precautions against it.
Like your front porch and the color combo on this house. Would probably do Ipe for the front and back porches. We are ok with letting it weather. We have it at our house now for our deck and porch. I don’t love Trex and Zuri feels like it could get scratched or messed up. If you are ok with it weathering to gray it’s pretty hard to hurt Ipe. We like the raised connection to the house but know that probably won’t work out for us, which is fine. We like the double doors and the transom windows. We this we probably want windows not doors for the TV room and gym — we’ll want to put the sofa probably against the wall and gym equipment against the walls so doors wouldn’t really be all that useful. We kind of like the door area being flush across — we see you bumped it out in the hand sketches and there may be a reason that’s necessary or preferable. We are open to it.
I don’t know what you are thinking for the connection between the garage and the house on the lower level in terms of being completely open or finished or screened, but we like this look. With the hallways and walkways they need to be pretty wide for the big ole wheelchair - Chris has no problem barreling through spaces that are tight, which sometimes results in him knocking doors off their hinges and him scratching stuff up, so giving him plenty of room is good for my mental health.
Like these double doors and transom windows and the vintage feel to this. Not crazy about the vintage mirrors part for us at least, though it is cool for this house. Like those interior doors as an option. Also like 3 panel interior doors in shaker style - like farmhouse doors. Sometimes I like the 5 panel but often it feels too busy.
Was wondering if we couldn’t get more light in our main kitchen by having the doors like this to the back kitchen. Would think you could have a lot of windows in that back kitchen area since it is on an outside wall. I also think the back kitchen might have a good view because of how the neighbor’s house has to be situated on their lot — it has to set back from the water more than ours.
We like this kitchen a lot. Like the modern farmhouse look. We like the simple shaker cabinets and the clean, crisp look. Like that ceiling. Like the vent hood. Like the contrasting color island though I’m not sure we’d go this dark. I actually love dark paint but we’re trying to keep this house light and bright. We’d just have to get Julie’s input when the time comes.
We think we like the lighter floors.
Like the mixed materials in the kitchen - three colors of cabinetry, the pulls. Like the clean lines. Don’t think we need a sliding marble contraption behind the stove. Would consider doing a color combo like this — not 100% sure about the navy for the island but like the other two colors and any number of colors could work for the island. Gray-green, navy, lighter blue, gray, etc. But it may be too much going on and incompatible with the overall look to get too many colors going on.
Like their connection between the tops of the cabinets and the ceiling.
Love the feel of this. Love the woodworking. We like the lights and the new old house vibe.
I think we talked about just putting the components for a bar in the back kitchen. We’ll already have a sink in there and an ice maker and dishwasher and an undercounter beverage fridge. Probably just need to add some pretty cabinets for storage for bar glasses and liquor and bar tools. Upstairs just hiding a beer/beverage fridge and maybe a little sink and trash can for bottle tops in that bonus room off the porch would be great. We don’t need a full bar up there — just would be nice to get a beer or other cold drink w/o going all the way downstairs.
Windows, windows, windows, but I’m not dusting those bottles so no shelves up there.
Same idea for the dining room. Love the huge windows. There should be a great view from the dining room I’d think.
W like the vintage feel to this room. We kind of like the color at the back of the bookcases (or I do at least - would need to run that by the Chairman). Like the windows all the way to the ceiling.
Cabinet style is a bit too traditional for us — prefer clean/simple shaker style cabinets. Not a big fan of that ceiling either — feels too heavy. Otherwise like the overall feeling of the room. Like the vertical shiplap. Like that ottoman.
Love this family room. Feels like a good size. Want symmetrical bookcases on either side. Would prefer cabinet colored countertops on the bookshelves over wood. Would probably set our family room up similar to this.
I think we kind of like the idea of the bifold doors as compared to the sliding doors for the main room. Would have to think about where to stack them - inside or out, etc.
Like the new old house look w/all that woodworking.
Like the TV alcove - might want to do that in the bedrooms and other places were TVs would hang on walls - don’t like seeing their backside. For the main family room we’ll probably conceal the TV under a painting. For the TV room we’ll do some sort of built in wall like the pictures we included.
Just for the ceiling — thinking the family room upstairs. Might prefer a simpler version of this with fewer beams — can show a picture from another house on Crane Island. Hard pass on the pink furniture.
Probably want do something fun in the powder room.
Powder room idea - like the blue woodwork. General note for sink fixtures - we prefer single hole fixtures everywhere. It is a lot of work to mix hot and cold just right with three hole fixtures - it looks cool but I usually end up with freezing or scalding water because I’m too lazy to fiddle with both handles.