Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Unexpected

A cute little Saltbox reproduction used as a beach-house on the Nantucket coast, probably filled with equally cutesie tootsie furnishings I reckon.

A covered breezeway connects the out buildings from the main house. Still thinking twee furnishings, maybe with a bit of a beachy, nautical feel.

DEAD WRONG silly Millie!!! Instead there are gorgeous sleek, low-maintenance, minimalist rooms to drool over.

Full of natural light, easy care surfaces & statement pieces to tie the design together.

A warm fire in the dining space.

And a simple setting.

A fabulous, yet very practical kitchen to feed those hungry beachgoers returning from a big day on the water. I think this would the perfect house to use MOTH's ideal house cleaning tool - his garden leaf blower! A quick wander around waving his best friend on high & every last bit of sand & beach detritus would be out the door pronto.

Images: Thornewill Designs



  1. I must admit to using my leaf blower upon occasion inside the house. Under the kitchen island. Under the refrigerators.

    Of course, watching all that dog hair fly around gives me second thoughts...until the next time.

  2. This would be perfect for our family! Just blast all the mess out at the end of the day. Loving it! Meredy xo.

  3. Oh my goodness...I do love that kitchen!

  4. Wow, what a contrast. It needs a large family, or frequent summer parties, to save it from feeling too empty.

  5. Wow, what a beautiful interior! Interesting how there is next to no garden.

  6. Beautiful house, but a bit minimalist for me! I'd be cluttering it up in no time at all!!

  7. Amazing house, reminds me of one from Grand Designs, a show I have become addicted to lately. I agree with others though it needs to be filled with people or stuff.

  8. Beautiful, but totally unexpected. I was visualizing warm, cozy interiors...instead clean and sleek -

  9. Wow - Now I didn't expect that! Fabulous interior, totally gorgeous, but I'd have to attach dustcloths to the soles of my childrens feet! XX

  10. Hi Millie,

    I love the look of this house and as you say surprising what the interior is like. It would be great for a big family.

    Happy Thursday

  11. amazing... ok, ANYTHING in nantucket pretty please!
    hope you are well sweet friend... miss you... xx


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