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Tour The Martha’s Vineyard HGTV Dream Home, 2015

Welcome to the 310th Metamorphosis Monday!

The only “Before and After” I have to share this week would most likely put you to sleep. Once the rain stopped, I spent the weekend taking down and storing away Christmas decorations. Big snore!

I have something way more fun to share, a tour of this year’s beautiful HGTV dream home on Martha’s Vineyard! When I read it was located on Martha’s Vineyard, I knew it was going to be amazing!

HGTV Dream Home 2015

 

This home looks as if it might be two-story, but it’s not. The three dormer windows you see across the top are part of the two-story great room. I’m not sure what’s above the wings on either side, perhaps just attic space. I’d love to see one of those as a home office…just thinking out-loud.

HGTV 2015 Dream Home on Martha's Vineyard

 

Here’s a floor plan of the home. The home was built in the style of “Cape Cod Architecture.” The only two things that I’m not overly wild about in this year’s dream home is: 1. It doesn’t have a separate entry or foyer; it opens up straight into the great room. 2. It only has a 1-car garage. Do folks who live on Martha’s Vineyard normally just have one car? Maybe there’s a good reason for the one car garage. If you live on Martha’s Vineyard, help us out with that part. Are there restrictions on how many cars each household can possess on the island.

Floor Plan, HGTV Dream Home 2015 on Martha's Vineyard

 

Oh, the lifestyle of living on a relatively flat island. It would be great to live where one could walk out the front door and head out for a bike ride. Too hilly where I live for bike rides, unless you are really well-fit for the hills and don’t mind dodging cars right and left.

HGTV Dream Home on Martha's Vineyard 2015

 

The great room has beadboard walls and a soaring ceiling with reclaimed wood beams. Notice all the wonderful built-in cabinetry.

2015 HGTV Dream Home Great Room

 

As we tour this home, you’ll notice one of the predominant colors is a beautiful, nautical blue. You’ll also be seeing a lot of rugs with graphic designs.

Great Room in HGTV Dream Home 2015

 

You can see the front door and the open floor plan of the home in this view standing in the kitchen. The front door is in the center of the photo, between the two gray chests with paintings overhead.

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Kitchen and Great Room

 

There’s a beautiful kitchen with lots of white subway tile. I noticed they didn’t use contrasting grout in the backsplash like we saw in another home we toured recently here at the blog. It may not be as practical, but I do love the white grout with the white tile. I’ve never been known for being practical! ;)

The island countertop is mahogany while the other countertops are Carrara marble. The mahogany is so beautiful contrasting against the creamy-white cabinetry.

2015 HGTV Dream Home Kitchen

 

The dining area is located between the kitchen and great room…a great layout for this casual, island home.

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Dining Room

 

There’s a front and back hallway in the home, each one leads to the bedroom areas. Let’s go check those out!

HGTV 2015 Dream Home

 

The master bedroom is a sea of blue. It looks aqua here but in the videos on the HGTV website, it doesn’t come across as aqua, just more of a soft blue. The weathered, driftwood look of the chests on either side of the bed look great with the blue. If you’re ever in doubt about what colors work together in a room, take your cues from Mother Nature. Seriously! The colors we see together in nature are normally gorgeous together inside our homes, as well. The graphic design of the quatrefoil rug really makes a statement in this room, doesn’t it? Pretty chandelier!

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Master Bedroom

 

Love a fireplace in a master bedroom! There’s also a patio off of the master. This home doesn’t have a waterside view but it looks like it does in this picture, doesn’t it.

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Master Bedroom

 

Beautiful master bedroom closet. I was just thinking, a long island in the center would add some additional drawer space to this room. Love the color of the hardwood flooring…so rich and warm!

2015 HGTV Dream Home Master Closet

 

Such a beautiful master bath! Notice the pretty barrel-shaped ceiling.

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Master Bath

 

At first it kind of bugged me that the master bath was right on the very front of the house, then I realized, even if the bathroom was on the back of the house, there would be no way I’d take a bath with the drapes/windows open anyway. So I guess it doesn’t matter where the master bath is located in the house. What do you think? If it were on the back of the home, would you bathe with this triple window wide open as shown here?

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Bath

 

The guest room has a nautical feel with another graphic-design rug. I’m not especially loving that comforter with that rug. It’s kind of a mix of two graphic designs. They are similar but different. What do you think?

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Nautical Bedroom

 

Love the blue and white beadboard walls in the guest bath!

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Blue White Bath

 

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Bath in Blue and White

 

The kid’s room was a delightful surprise! Have designers finally let go of the idea that every. single. room. in a home has to “flow” into the next one. I’ve always balked at that idea (unless the rooms are open to each other) because I love too many different looks/color schemes to limit my home to one pallet. Now you know why I’m not a designer. :) I love the colors in this room for a child’s room–how much fun is this! Those beds are adorable!

Another great take away from this room is the placement of the beds. A room with this many windows can be intimidating for furniture placement. They made this work and I think it looks great!

Children's Bedroom in 2015 HGTV Dream Home

 

The children’s bathroom…

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Kid's Bathroom

 

Great mirror!

HGTV Martha's Vineyard Dream Home Kid's Bath

 

Though not very big, I really like the laundry room. I wonder if the mahogany countertop is a practical choice here? I do love how it looks! If it’s sealed well, I would imagine it would work well in this space. What say you?

Here’s a question…I don’t have a front loading washing machine so not sure how this works. When you add bleach to a front loader, where do you add it? Is there a spot just inside the door?

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Laundry Room

 

The back patio…see that area off on the right?

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Patio

 

That’s an outdoor shower…

HGTV Dream Home 2015 Outdoor Shower

 

Cutest dog house ever! I was thinking how those little windows boxes on the front are just the right height to hold food/water. I wonder if they do? That could be water on the left and food on the right. Notice the weathervane! :)

HGTV 2015 Dream Home Dog House

 

So how did you like this year’s Cape Cod inspired HGTV dream home? Pretty awesome, right?!

See the before/construction photos and more of this year’s HGTV Dream Home here: HGTV’s 2015 Dream Home on Martha’s Vineyard

Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful Before and After for this Met Monday!

Met Monday

 

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In order to link up, you’ll need to include a link in your MM post back to the party so the other participants will have an opportunity to receive visits from your wonderful blog readers.

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Comments

  1. Susan, thanks for hosting. I love the HGTV Dream Home! It’s exactly my style. In our kitchen we chose white grout for our white tile too. So far, it hasn’t been a problem, but we’re empty nesters now. Not sure if I would have thought it was a good idea when the kids were younger.

    • Jann, I was thinking white grout might be okay for us empty nesters too, although I have been known to sling stuff out of my mixer when mixing up cakes and such. lol They do make sealants, though…so that would give us peace of mind.

  2. Fantastic house. I am not usually a “blue” girl, but something about these rooms speak to me…and yes, great mirror!! :) Thanks for sharing and for another great party, Susan. Happy 2015!

  3. Wow…what a gorgeous home! I agree…don’t love walking in to the great room and am very curious about why there is only a 1-car garage! Otherwise, it’s a fabulous house and I am ready to move in! lol
    Thanks for sharing the tour and the weekly link-up. Happy New Year!

    • Julie, we solved the mystery of the one car garage. Apparently, it’s hard to get car on/off the island (has to go by ferry) and most folks walk or use mopeds, bikes and the local buses to get around. I bet they don’t have near all the wrecks and collisions you see here in Atlanta. That would be so nice!

  4. I love this house! I’m entering daily to win it! I saw a walk through of it last week in HGTV and they showed how they installed those re-claimed beams. I love the colors of the home- that designer of theirs does a great job. I’ll invite you to visit me there when I win!! :-)

  5. ha. i questioned the same thing about the 1 car garage, hence the bike rack? I do love this house though. everything about it, decor, colors details. I thought the kitchen was a bit on the small size for the floor plan but I still want to live there! Happy New year

  6. Beautiful tour, Susan. I love vaulted ceilings, but I’m afraid I’d opt for some upstairs space. It looks like you could still have some ceiling height in the great room without going all of the way to the roof. I just hate to waste space that could be put to use. That children’s bedroom is adorable, and oh my! what a doghouse! I enjoyed the tour. Thank you for hosting Met Mon. laurie

    • I was thinking about that, too. High ceiling are dramatic but I love extra rooms! lol Dogs everywhere are jealous of that dog house. ;0

  7. Wondering how the house would be in the Winter with all the large windows.
    I’d want to live there yearround.

  8. Overall, this house is great, but window and door placements are truly odd! That front door is dressed like a window! and the full frontal view in the bath?! I’m not even sure kids would be comfortable in such an open room – so many windows for monsters to climb through!
    In front loaders, there’s a little drawer on the far left side – that’s where the detergent & bleach go.
    Thanks for the party and tour – always a fun start to the week!
    Rita

  9. Oh, what a dream this is! Going to get a cuppa and coming right back to browse some more…
    Happy New Year,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  10. I just loved the way the house is decorated, — beautiful — and the dog house is precious! The only thing I didn’t like was the outside access from the kids’ room — but that’s me being a picky mom. My teens would love that, though! Thanks for hosting and for the tour, Susan. :)

  11. That house is amazing! My husband and I were watching HGTV when they shared the tour the other night.And yes we are trying to win it…what a dream <3 Thanks for hosting! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes to you and your family in 2015!

  12. rattlebridge farm says:

    I hadn’t had a chance to see pictures of the Dream House, so I was thrilled to find them at MM. I’m filing away lots of ideas! The master bath has the same layout as the ranchburger’s, and now I have a “master” plan for that space. The dog house is adorable! Thanks for hosting another great MM!

  13. The HGTV home is beautiful! I agree with your concerns with the house plan…wouldn’t be my choice, either. I do love the simplicity of beige tones and adding little touches of color. That would be so easy for quick changes! My home is filled with too many wood tones and colors…starting over with everything not an option at my age. In the late 80’s – early 90’s, we would wallpaper a large floral in the entry, then spin off individual colors for rooms throughout the house. That made so much sense, flow-wise. But after removing wallpaper in this century, who wants to go back to that? Maybe flow rules are loosening. :-) Thanks for another fun link-up and wonderful tour! (Maybe we can visit Liz when she wins this house!) :-)

  14. I DVR’d this show and finally got to see most of it yesterday. I so love this house….from the magnificent architectural elements such as those magnificent beams and the wainscoting to the fabulous Ethan Allen furniture…A very well appointed home for Martha’s Vineyard…I am not sure of the practicality elsewhere with the one car garage though. I look forward every year to the reveal of this home and what Linda Woodrum has done with its interiors…

  15. Lovely, lovely, lovely. In answer to your front-load question, if you look closely you will see a slot on the left hand side. Probably the hand pull that slides out to allow you to put in your detergent and bleach. Generally, the bleach slot isn’t activated until you are already into your wash cycle. I’ve had a front load for 14 years and I feel it does a much better job, not to mention the water-saving benefits. I generally mix my bleach/soap/water and pour into the detergent slot once the water is in and the clothes have started agitating.

    Thank you for the great post, Susan…………

    • Yep, I see that now…so that’s where it goes! Thanks, Linda! Do you ever have any mildew issues around the door? My sister bought two beautiful front loading machines and her’s tended to do that unless she left the door cracked. Hopefully they don’t all do that.

      • Susan, there is a product that takes care of any “funkiness” that allows you to keep the door closed. I love my front load washer, but wasn’t thrilled with the smell after a few months of use. I bought a product called Affresh (buy mine at Walmart). You simply throw one of the large tablets into the empty washer and either run it on normal cycle using hot water or use the special cleaning cycle if your washer has that option once a month. (Mine is an LG and has “Tub Clean” option.) The directions are on the back of the package. It took care of that problem.

        • Good to know! My washer is ancient and each time I use it, I wonder if it will be the last…so I have a feeling I’ll be washer/dryer shopping one day in the not so distant future. My washer is the original GE washer we purchased back in 1980 shortly after we graduated from college and got our first apartment. So it’s 35 years old! It still works great and I love the hand wash basket that none of the other manufacturers put in a washing machine. So I just keep using it. I think it’s going to outlive me! lol

          • pam ~ crumpety cottage says:

            Oh my gosh, Susan! That’s hilarious. I have never heard of a washing machine lasting that long. That’s awesome. You certainly got your money’s worth out of it! It’s older than Chip!

            I’m afraid I’m one of those who didn’t like the front loaders. I thought I’d love them. Had a set for a few years but when we moved 4 years ago, I bought an old fashioned top loader. It was hard to find! But I like it so much better. I just didn’t like that the top loaders used so little water. It felt like the clothes weren’t getting washed properly. It was probably just my imagination, but the washer used very little water and the clothes didn’t agitate, they just sort of flopped, lol. On top of that, the detergent (Tide for HD) bubbled and foamed like crazy so I was always concerned they weren’t getting rinsed enough. I know another friend who felt the same way and went back to the old style. I guess you won’t know until you try them, at least for now you’ve got that awesome work horse! :D

            • Ha! Yep, it is…got Chip beat by 4 years. The first year after we were married, we were living in married student housing and they didn’t have hookups for a washer/dryer, but after we graduated and moved, we bought a GE washer/dryer set. I’m on my third dryer…haven’t been as lucky with those. But the washer is still going and still works great. I wonder how long new ones last these days.

  16. P.S. Thanks for hosting Susan!

  17. Beautiful home, but some what impractical because of all the large windows in the bathroom. Who wants moldy or wet drapes after numerous baths and showers? I think tubs in front of a window are silly. Again, too much white in the main living areas, but very nicely done, as well as the bedrooms. At least there is some color. Ethan Allen did the designing and furniture if I am not mistaken.

    • I would agree with you. Many windows, no matter how efficient means lots of heat loss in a cold climate. And cathedral ceilings in a home means lots of wasted heat sitting where no one sits–up above you. They are also very difficult to maintain unless you want to hire a guy with a scaffold to paint it for you. Removing cob webs requires huge poles. It looks pretty but is not a practical design for the area. Real Cape homes utilize that upper area as living space.

  18. Susan ~ It really is a pretty home but….I honestly can’t tell it apart from all the other white interiors with wood floors homes. Why is it only blue can be used?

  19. Thank you for hosting, Susan. I think this year’s HGTV house was their best one yet. Love it!

  20. thanks for hosting. I have one word to describe my reaction to the Martha’s Vineyard house… ‘drool’!!! Liz from http://www.HomeToCottage.com

  21. Wow, Susan! I hadn’t seen it yet and it’s fabulous! Thanks for sharing it! Happy New Year!…hugs…Debbie

  22. Beautiful home…I could move right in! Although, I’d need a 2 car garage no matter what the car per household limit…need storage! Thanks for the tour! ;)

  23. What a gorgeous home. Thanks for sharing. I got a lot of ideas and inspiration from this house.

  24. It’s so gorgeous – that I have to scroll up and look at it again – ( I almost can’t take that much beauty in one shot LOL )
    Thanks so much for the party Susan – and the Happiest of New Year’s to you and yours !
    Hugs,
    Suzan

  25. Hi Susan – I posted about the Dream Home last week too! I agree – I wish there was some kind of foyer to separate the front door from the great room space. The “wings” all have vaulted ceilings – so no room for 2nd floor space. There is little need of two cars on MV. Since it’s primarily a vacation destination, you have to ferry your car over and that’s very expensive. The year round population is about 18,000, the in-season swells to 180,000. It’s a small island with a decent year-round public bus system – so often two cars aren’t necessary. I’ve bike ridden from one end to the other and it’s very accessible that way. Most “vintage” Cape Cod homes have only a one car garage, if any. I do think there’s a lot of wasted space in the Master Suite and there could be at least one more bedroom. 3 bedrooms is very small for a vacation home. This has prime rental opportunity (to help defray the income taxes that will be owed) but it’s seriously diminished with only 3 bedrooms. I do love the style though and the architect is one of our pre-eminent local architects for Cape Cod and the Islands. – Linda

    • pam ~ crumpety cottage says:

      Hi Linda,

      Since you appear to know this area well, what would you guess the property taxes would be on this home? I’m thinking they’d likely be 12k – 15k per year but I really don’t know. Thanks!

      • Hi Pam – I actually researched the property taxes for my blogpost on the house last week and was shocked that they are actually quite low. For Edgartown, which is where this house it, they are $3.70 per thousand. So, if the house has a value of $1 Million, it’s only about $3,700. By contrast, my little town’s taxes are $16.68 per thousand. Part of the reason is that across the board, the individuals property values are extremely high on the Island (no surprise there), with a low full-time population of only 18,000 that swells to 180,000 in summer months. So, the tax base is high, therefor the rate doesn’t need to be. A real “win” for those living full-time in smaller properties – which is good because the full time residents aren’t the wealthy one’s.

        • pam ~ crumpety cottage says:

          Thanks, Linda. That actually does sound like a bargain for Massachusetts in general and for Martha’s Vineyard, in particular. I like the house a little better now. :P I believe I’d love to live there year round. I miss the snow (I’m originally from Brookline, next to Boston) and I love islands and always expected to live on one. I envy you! I have only been to Nantucket, but I know Martha’s Vineyard is supposed to be very much like it. Say .. you don’t run a bed and breakfast by any chance? :D Lol.

          • I live in Kingston, which is just north of Plymouth, right near the ocean. I just moved here from Cape Cod, but have always lived on the MA coast (Boston, Newburyport, Duxbury, Cape Cod, now Kingston). I can’t get away! – Linda

    • I was wondering the that vaulted barrel ceiling in the master bath was too high to allow for a room above. That makes sense. I think I’d rather have the room than the high ceiling in the bath. I agree…three bedrooms is so small for a home located in a popular vacation spot. Wow, that is a huge influx of folks! Amazing…had no idea the population increased like that. Thanks for clearing up the mystery about the one car garage. I think it would be wonderful to live where you could walk or bike to most places. If they allow golf carts, that would be a great way to go to the grocery store because you would have somewhere to put the groceries. I guess most folks would use their car for that trip, though.

  26. Linda Page says:

    Martha’s Vinyard restricts vehicles on the island. Only residents are allowed to bring vehicles onto the island which is only accessible by a ferry boat. When I visited with a friend, we parked her car in a parking lot at the ferry, took the ferry boat to the island and then did all of our travelling around the island on one of the island buses that take visitors and residents between the 3 towns on the island. You can also rent a bicycle or moped to toodle around the island. I do not know if there is a 1 car restriction, but I do know that many of the residents do not use their cars to travel to the shops and such but ride bicycles. You will note in the first picture of the house, that the bicycle rack is right out front. Gas on the Vinyard was almost triple what I was paying for gas when I was there so I would think that would also make running around in your car more restrictive. They are also very “pollutent” conscious. I love this house. Really wonderful.

  27. I actually watched the HGTV show about this house over the weekend, but didn’t really catch all the details. I am going to go back and pour over your photos, the whole place is just dreamy…love the floor plan and the master suite is to die for! Thanks for sharing and hosting this fun Monday party Susan!

  28. Thanks for hosting! I just adore the master bedroom and bath and the other blue/aqua bath. They are so inviting and make your feel like a vacation!

  29. Beautiful home, lovely tour!!!

    Too much wasted space for me and too many windows. I really don’t like living in a fish bowl. Now, is this a year round home or just summer?? There is no basement nor furnace, how about air conditioning?? I understand the one car garage after reading the above comments. Is there a maintenance shed??

    Don’t like the main entry into the great room. And the large windows on either side of the entry face into hallways……what’s with that?? Love the use of blue and the beautiful wood. Thanks Susan, you always bring the interesting ones to us!!!

    • On the HGTV website there are tons of photos and in those you can see the bulk head access to the basement outside the master bedroom suite. I doubt it’s a full basement – probably only under that wing – enough for the machinery of the house and some storage. There are also a/c units there as well. So, it definitely is a heated house. A/C isn’t all that necessary on M.V. because of sea breezes, but it’s common to include it in a new home.

  30. The house is absolutely lovely on pictures, but doesn’t seem very practical on a day-to-day basis… Doesn’t seem to be the point anyway!

  31. It’s a beautiful home with light filled rooms. It doesn’t seem to have any immediate neighbours so there would be privacy. I could move right in and be very happy. I don’t think there is anything wrong with decorating in a different style/colour in a bedroom. They don’t open directly onto the main living spaces. I love the red in the kids room and the placement of the beds. The pergola makes another room in the backyard. And, that dog house. Cute! I’ll take it!

    • It does look very private around it. I’d still close those drapes come bath time…or you might get a stunned gardener peering in! lol

  32. It’s a pretty house, I love the vaulted great room and the paint colors. Not found of the boxy upper kitchen cabinets. This house segregates the family too much for me. Everyone has outside access and you can’t get from bedroom 1 to bedroom 2 unless you run through the main living room. I like the kids on the other side of the house, but not so separated. I’d move the entry to the hallway, and I’d lighten up on the wall to wall windows in the bedrooms, too.

  33. I love the looks of the house, the decorating, etc. However there are some things on the floor plan that concerned me. 1. Too many doors to the outside, 10 of them, I would never feel safe. 2. When the door to the vestibule in the children’s hall is open one cannot get into the children’s bathroom. 3. The outside shower area does not match the floor plan.
    I love that you share these homes with us. I keep what I like for future use and learn from what I don’t care for!

    • Patti, that’s what I love to do…I love getting ideas and using the ones that fit. Wow, that’s a lot of doors…didn’t realize there were so many! I would love to know the crime stats on Martha’s Vineyard…I have a feeling they are pretty low which would be wonderful.

  34. Peggy Thal says:

    Pretty amazing house to win! Not a perfect design but beautiful and a great location to live part of the year. Thanks for sharing, Susan! Entering every day like all the past homes.

  35. Renee Cook says:

    I’m so glad you shared this today. I saw the show when it aired the other night, but seeing it in pictures gives me a chance to really look at the details. They did a beautiful job. I am fond of beadboard, so the use of it makes the décor even more appealing to me. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a master wing before! Wow… It is lovely. I agree with you about the need for some privacy when bathing. And, for my taste, I would want a shade tree or two near the house, but that’s just me. I enjoyed the tour! Thanks, Susan!!

  36. Well I guess I am in the minority. I don’t care for this house at all. Maybe I am too practical but as for a “real” home to live in it just doesn’t seem realistic to me.

  37. Thank you for hosting the link up! I *love* the HGTV home this year – by far their best one yet!

  38. Awesome post! What a fabulous home…..and the doghouse, so clever! Thank you for hosting and sharing!

  39. Well Susan, you had me after the words Martha’s Vineyard!! :) I love the soaring ceilings (my last home had that), the windows and all the built in cupboards. The moldings are splendid.
    I was looking at the bathroom, and thought I saw a blind at the top of the window.
    One thing I was wondering about was, why do they have an outdoor shower, if they are not near water? Did I miss the pool?
    This is a definite addition to our list, I am hopping over to the site now.

    • I wondered if that was a blind. What would be perfect in these houses that have big windows in the bathroom is the blinds that work by remote…you know the kind where you just press a button and it lowers. I wouldn’t mind the windows at all with that kind of treatment.

      I wondered about that too. It sounds like when you’re on the island, you can get to the beach very quickly by bike or even on foot…so maybe it’s just there to rinse off after a day at the beach. Imagine biking to the beach, spending the day there, having a picnic and biking back. Sounds like a dream!

    • No one on Martha’s vineyard is that far from a beach so that would be why you’d have an outdoor shower.

  40. I’ve never been there. However I could stay there for a vacation. It’s gorgeous. Thanks for hosting.

  41. I watched this on HGTV and kept pausing to take it all in. THANK YOU for providing this post…much better!

  42. crumpety cottage says:

    It’ll do! :D

  43. Hello Susan,
    I only say: Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! :-)
    I’d take that house IMMEDIATELY and then maybe change just a few things, but, c’mon, let’s be honest, it would be a FANTASTIC gift, anyway!
    Happy New Year, Susan, I have been in Holland and didn’t take my laptop with me! :'(
    ~Hugs to you~
    Cecilia

  44. Fantastic house ! However I would need more bedrooms for all my friends to visit when I win the house. Ha!

  45. sure would have plenty of room in that house, who needs a couple cars when you have that to roam around in. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

  46. Thank you for the always fun party!

    Blessings,
    Pam (www.everydayliving.me)

  47. I watched the HGTV special too, and overall I’d love to win it. But I’d change a few things. I dislike that style of bathtub in the master bath, because it doesn’t look as if it’s easy to get in and out. There’s nowhere to put shampoo or soap except the window which is quite a reach, and messy. And there’s no place for a handy towel when you get out. I’d change that right away.

    Also thought there was wasted space everywhere. And I’ve heard that marble countertops are not ideal – I’d choose something else, and maybe have only a small spot for making pastry.

    But I’d love to live so close to the ocean, even in the winter. I’ve lived by the Atlantic and it’s breathtaking!

  48. Hi Susan. Thanks so much for the tour of the HGTV dream home. This was my first glimpse and I am loving the cape cod design and the kitchen. Not sure I’m loving the great room and the no entry part. I have no entry now and it’s one of my least favorite parts of my house, especially in the winter with coats and boots and wet dogs. I wouldn’t say no to winning it though. ;)

    Hope you had a great holiday and many thanks for hosting.

  49. Thanks for the party Susan and the tour of the HGTV Dream Home. It is a beautiful home.

  50. Susan you picked my absolute favorite spot in the world! There is just nothing quite like Martha’s Vineyard and this house is gorgeous in every way.
    Right you are on the cars, most people do get around by bike or moped. I did bike the entire perimeter of the island in my younger years and other than one hilly area on the less populated side of the island, it’s actually a relatively easy, not to mention beautiful, ride. Getting your car on and off the ferry is a little inconvenient and for the most part unnecessary. For those visiting, bike and moped rentals are readily available immediately off the ferry.
    This is one dream home that I won’t miss of a day of entries on:)
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  51. Guess I’ll continue to….”dream on….” franki

  52. Regality (aka The Quing) says:

    Whilst watching the broadcast of the Rose Parade on HGTV, one of the Property Brothers accidentally referred to the house as being on “Martha Stewart’s Vineyard”. He took a lot of ribbing for that. *L*

  53. can anyone tell me if there is great sea shelling there.. I couldn’t want to live there if there wasn’t. We just came back from Myrtle Beach and that isn’t a place to go sea shelling. We have been to Topsail N.C. and it is great.. love that place. Lots of nice houses to rent on the outbank area.

    thanks to anyone who can tell me about the sea shell hunting.
    robin

    • Robin, I’m not sure about Martha’s Vineyard but both Captiva and Sanibel Islands are amazing! I haven’t been there in many years but when I was last there, the beach was covered in shells. There were so many, it was hard to walk barefoot. Someone told me folks go there to collect them to make jewelry…not sure how accurate that is, that’s just what I heard.

  54. Thanks for hosting the party and for sharing the Dream House. So aptly named. I could move in tonight.

  55. This truly is the dream home! Everything looks awesome! Thanks!

  56. The home has great curb appeal and it looks very beautiful on a virtual tour. It seems a shame to go negative, especially when the palette is so soothing; but I noticed a few things that bring me back to earth. (I didn’t find any such things in Dennis Miller’s beach home!) I am sure that HGTV has a tight budget and that they try to fit in as many Wows as possible. Nevertheless, and just to give my critical eye exercise, and given the mentions of everyone above re second floor, no entrace area, windows, etc.:

    If the island stools were being used, there is no walkroom between them and the dining room bench (love the fabric on the bench).
    It would be nice to have working storage in the area above the living room fireplace.
    The chandelier in the dining room is almost as large as the table and looks like it might have been intended as an outdoor front entrance light.
    Do you like three different types of seating at the dining room table — bench, chairs, covered chairs?
    Again there is the question of space in the master bedroom. When the French doors are open, there would be no walking space.
    Absolutely need an island in the master closet! Very little storage.
    Although the colors in the master bath are entrancing, there is way too much wasted space. Perhaps a dressing table in the sink wall? I agree that the tub would be drafty and unpractical. Done for the Wow factor, I suppose. Fewer windows would allow for a stool or other place for necessary bathing items.
    Agree that the bedcover in the guest bedroom should be solid; and the anchor above the bed would give me nightmares of being crushed while asleep!
    Love the beadboard and subway tiles in the guest bath and love the rest of the house. The doghouse is wonderful, but could it not better be appreciated if, with slight modifications, it were transformed into a playhouse? I have always dreamt of such an area!

    Thanks for the tour. I would have missed the sweepstakes without it (no television). I look forward to your next tour. Hope it has some more soothing blues!

  57. The pictures are lovely! The laundry room is great, definitely! :)

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