Classic Coastal Cottage-style Home
Located on a quiet street in Orono, Minnesota, this classic coastal cottage-style home combines perfect interior design with distinct architectural details. Here, the interior designer, Kristi Patterson, from Grace Hill Design, tells us more about this inspiring project.
“This home was built for a growing family by Gordon James Construction. We worked with the builder and the homeowners from the beginning of the project, choosing all of the builder selections from lighting, tile, paint, cabinet design, hardware, flooring, stone, exterior, etc. The lighting all came from Grace Hill. And, we also furnished and accessorized the home with items custom ordered for the client from Grace Hill.
This cottage-style home feature some fresh design elements, such as grays & whites as the backdrop to coastal blue accents (rugs, pillows, some wall color, art). The connection to the outside was a key factor to the home’s design, as it features a 12-foot bifold door which completely pushes back to open the Great Room to an outside screen porch with a big stone fireplace. The home also features an inviting front porch and a large deck off the back for entertaining.
It was important to the homeowner that we added a lot of warmth to make it a comfortable, inviting home. We brought in a lot of “aged” elements to contrast the crisp backdrop. The home features 2 large barn doors, distressed floors, rustic open shelving in the kitchen and pantry, a stained tongue and groove ceiling on the screen porch, and a dutch door to the mudroom. It even has a little kids’ sized dutch door to a play area under the stairs in the lower level. The basement also features a custom wine cellar, a full bar area, fireplace and barn wood wall, which makes the space feel cozy for entertaining.
The lighting offers a mix of rustic, aged-looking lighting with some “glam” fixtures to avoid it looking to heavy. For instance, the lights over the kitchen island are very classic aged pewter pendants and we paired it with a crystal horizontal chandelier over the dining table that adds a big impact and some shine.
The home also has some great features for the family, such as a large walk in shower with full body sprays and a rain shower faucet. Because they opted to not have a tub in the Master Bathroom, we made the shower a focal point with tile laid in a striped pattern with a coastal color pallet.
This classic coastal cottage-style home has 4 bedrooms, a large bonus room over the garage, a full wine cellar, exercise room, office and screen porch and a dreamy walk-in pantry.”
Take a look and take notes on paint colors and more sources. This is a home you will want to save and pin away!
The home features 6,022 square feet and a three-car garage. Don’t you just love that front porch?
The measurement from the front corner of the porch to the back of the house is 59′.
The pillars are 1′ 10″ square on a 2’10” square stone base and the exterior stone is Fountain Hills w/15% Blue River Variegated.
High-end appliances and a huge walk-in pantry make this kitchen a dream for everyday cooking and entertaining.
Kitchen Island Dimensions: 9′ x roughly 5′ at arch.
Paneled Fridge & Freezer: Wolf 24″ freezer with ice, 12.3 cft. storage, panel ready. LHD.
Sub Zero 30″ refrigerator, 17.3 cft., panel ready. RHD.
Kitchen lighting is E. F. Chapman Country Industrial Small Pendant.
Island Paint Color
The charcoal grey kitchen island paint color is Kendall Charcoal HC-166 Benjamin Moore.
The kitchen features an intricate cut tile backsplash by Ann Sacks with rustic wooden shelves for open storage. Tile is Ann Sacks Beau Monde Glass: Polly; Glass Tile Colors: Absolute White and Pear.
Perimeter Paint Color
The perimeter cabinets were enameled in White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
Barn Door Details
Barn Door: Wood Species – Knotty Alder.
Finish – Praline/Charcoal Glaze.
Overall Size is 4′ x 8′.
Kitchen features a marble-looking Quartz Countertop; Cambria’s Ella with Grand Summit Edge on island. Perimeter countertop is Cambria’s Ella with Ridgeline Edge.
The counterstools have Schumacher’s Chiang Mai Dragon fabric in Jade.
Wall Paint Color
Wall paint color is Silver Chain 1472 Benjamin Moore.
Dining Room Chandelier
Lighting is Currey & Co 9864 Rainhill Silver Granello Linear Chandelier.
Pantry Paint Color
Pantry wall paint color is Crystal Blue 2051-70 Benjamin Moore.
The fabric for the 2 captain’s chairs at the dining table is a trellis fabric from Thibaut and the chairs were made by CR Laine – custom through Grace Hill.
The walk in pantry is one of my favorite features because it is large enough to prep food and store everything you need to entertain. But, it also allows you hide the dishes after a dinner party by closing the big rustic barn door, leaving your kitchen island clear of the clutter until guests leave.
Faucet: Hans Grohe Axor Citterio single handle kitchen faucet, Steel Optic finish.
Notice the open layout.
This inviting living room features shiplap fireplace, half wall cabinets, windows above cabinets and coffered ceiling.
Furniture and decor are available through the designer.
This summery and cheerful screened-in porch features stained T&G ceiling boards and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.
Master Bedroom Entry
Double doors open to a master bedroom with stained coved ceiling and window seat.
Flooring Details: Dixie Home – Genteel #5545 – Color: 16120 Kestrel.
Master Bedroom Paint Color
The master bedroom features a very soothing blue paint color; Whispering Spring 2136-70 Benjamin Moore.
Chandelier is Currey and Company 9890 Crystal – Six Light Small Chandelier, Silver Leaf Finish
I am loving the combination of white, turquoise and teal tiles featured in this shower. You might want to save or pin these details shared by the designer:
The shower wall pattern is made of 3 different tiles as shown in photo and here’s pattern drawing:
– 11 rows of 6″h = 66″h (white 6″x12″ subway).
– 10 rows of 3″h = 30″h (light green 3″x6″ subway).
– 20 rows of 9/16″ = 10″h (darker green glass pencil at 9/16″x6″).
White Subway Tile:= Royal Mosa – 15 Thirty; extra white gloss #61213710; 6x12 as the white.
Light Green Subway = Pratt & Larson Ceramics PF-36XX/3×6 Field; Glaze Color: R148.
Pencil – AEC Hamptons Glass; Wave #GLSHAMWAVSLG; 9/16″ x 6″.
The Master Bath shower floor is Lunada Bay Tile; Series: Marbleized; Size: Pennyround; Color: Ice; Finish: Silk
from RBC Tile in Plymouth, MN.
Basement Paint Color: Revere Pewter HC-172 Benjamin Moore.
Isn’t this place perfect for entertaining? I love the kelly green decor found in this space.