In our opinion, there’s nothing better than being able to take someone’s vision for their dream home and bring it to life. That’s why we’re so thrilled that Coastal Home Magazine chose our Field of Dreams home as the cover feature for their Autumn 2015 issue. Collaboration was key in this project — the homeowners worked closely with TMS’s principle architect Bill Soupcoff and Michael Cebula of Cebula Design to ensure everything fell into place just right. Coastal Home delves into the details in their current issue, but we couldn’t help but share some highlights…
Old Meets New
“Homes in New England have a strong traditional heritage that’s hard to completely turn your back on… we try to interpret those characteristics in a contemporary way, ” said Soupcoff in the interview. This home brings together old and new by blending arts and crafts, cottage, and Adirondack styles with modern features. Plenty of natural colors and elements such as wood, leather, and stone lend to this too, while modern amenities and an open floor plan keep things fresh.
The staircase is the central focus in this home, and connects each floor to create a sense of openness. Whether you’re in the bottom floor media room or all the way upstairs, this design ensures that you never feel closed off from the rest of the house.
Likewise, the wide open kitchen, dining room and living room layout called for a heightened sense of connectivity in the design. Earth tones and leather in the living room are repeated in the kitchen, while black granite countertops pick up the black chair rail striping in the dining room.
Let The Light In
A home with plenty of natural sunlight into was a priority for these homeowners, who enjoy waking up to the sun. We incorporated east-facing windows into the master bedroom so plenty of natural light could shine in — so much that the wall color in this room actually changes with the light! On the exterior, deep overhangs provide a unique aesthetic and serve a practical purpose. The 2-3 foot roof hangs ensures cool shade in the summer, lets light in when the sun hangs low in the winter, and eliminates the need for gutters entirely by directing rainfall away from the house.
There’s a lot to love about this home, and we hope you read the Coastal Home article to explore it in its entirely. Above all, we cherish the fact that we could give our clients exactly the home they’ve always wanted. If you’d like to get started on your own home design, this is what we do best: give us a call at 603-436-4274 or contact us online.