Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion

Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Mudroom
Ideabooks54,670
Questions23
The functionality of the mudroom is great. The door, painted a cheery shade called “Castaway,” brings a smile to your face every time you leave. It's affectionately referred to by the homeowners as the "Smile Door." Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction
“Door paint” — csronquillo
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Kitchen Desk
Ideabooks57,526
Questions17
The desk area in the kitchen serves as a perfect spot to leave messages and important information. Magnetic primer and chalkboard paint make a great backsplash and the built-in cabinetry blend seamlessly with the rest of the kitchen. Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction
“Over kitchen sink?” — christinanlogsdon
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Media Center
Ideabooks2,133
Questions5
Although it looks custom, the salvaged wood media unit comes from Restoration Hardware. The contractor used shoe moulding to give it a built-in look. The perfect sizing doesn't hurt either!
“Wood style” — corriebyron
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - Breakfast Nook
Ideabooks3,043
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The custom half-circle window in the eating area is a unique focal point that drowns the kitchen in morning light and gives uninterrupted views of the backyard. The wall in front of the window was doubled, so that the surrounding sheetrock could be returned into the window with a rounded corner bead. This, combined with the arched entry and barreled ceiling, gives the area a ...More
“Love this light and table and chair set.” — bubbletearesa
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks2,359
Questions8
Michael Robert Construction
“side tables” — philmups
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
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Questions4
Michael Robert Construction
“basement” — michellelb
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks6,704
Questions12
An area off to the side of this great room was set aside for the kids' play space. Brightly colored foam tiles delineate the space, and serve as a soft landing spot, without competing with the room's decor. A vaulted bead board ceiling, left with a natural finish, further isolates the two spaces, giving it a cozy separate feel. Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Constructi...More
“Ceiling” — jd7580
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Great Room
Ideabooks1,408
Questions7
The house is filled with small touches that differentiate it from other new homes – the beadboard pattern on the ceiling adds a very casual, beachy vibe that suits the homeowners perfectly. The lived-in, casual furnishings really fit their lifestyle.
“ceiling” — aargotool
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks1,186
Questions4
A gallery wall of the family's favorite photos brings personality into the space. Light from the foyer beyond floods the room.
“white ceiling” — sayward
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks652
Questions3
Michael Robert Construction
“Ceiling” — amball
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks1,148
Questions2
An area off to the side of this great room was set aside for the kids' play space. Brightly colored foam tiles delineate the space, and serve as a soft landing spot, without competing with the room's decor. A vaulted bead board ceiling, left with a natural finish, further isolates the two spaces, giving it a cozy separate feel. Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Constructio...More
“Ceiling” — Donna Waller
Kitchen Desk Area and Message Center
Ideabooks1,430
Questions0
The desk area in the kitchen serves as a perfect spot to leave messages and important information. Magnetic primer and chalkboard paint make a great backsplash and the built-in cabinetry blend seamlessly with the rest of the kitchen. Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction
“chalkboard backsplash” — hillnorm1
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks5,305
Questions21
The narrow windows flanking the range allow extra light to shine into the kitchen.
“This one.” — pjavenel
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - Great Room
Ideabooks9,001
Questions12
From the homeowner: "I love standing at the center island in the kitchen, taking in what is happening in the entire house. From there I can see out the big windows in the front of the house to the street, out the custom window in the eating area to the backyard, into the mudroom in case someone comes in, what’s happening on the tv, and with the kids in the playroom. It is lik...More
“Love this overall look for downstairs” — Coleen Garing Friedlander
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks12,668
Questions14
Michael Robert Construction
“Flow of kitchen into family room” — anitabu
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Ultimate Island
Ideabooks41,202
Questions77
The nearly 10’ island is an ideal place for food prep, a quick bite, buffet set-up, or sharing a glass of wine with friends. 2.5” thick marble countertop on the island gives substance and a professional feel.
“Island” — dadelsberg
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks4,993
Questions11
The formal living room is one of the only rooms left from the original structure. Gray Thibaut wallpaper graces the walls. Though it looks like raw silk, it is actually vinyl. Scrubbable, washable, and bleachable, the wallpaper is perfect for a home with young children. Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction
“Wallpaper” — bartema
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks2,371
Questions4
The butler's pantry is in a perfect location to serve the dinner guests in the dining room, or the guys gathered for the games in the great room. It features plenty of storage for glassware and a sink to rinse glasses or hold ice. Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction
“ceiling. paint color” — gussie410
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks1,499
Questions10
This bright, white, classic “Nantucket” style kitchen was part of the home's 1200 square foot expansion. Built around the needs of a chef and their family, this is a cook’s kitchen built for entertaining. The workspace and flow makes the kitchen as much of a joy to work in as it is to relax with friends in. The bright white cabinets and the cool grey island are complemented by ...More
“Vent hood” — sherrycaliva
Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion
Ideabooks7,224
Questions13
This bright, white, classic “Nantucket” style kitchen was part of the home's 1200 square foot expansion. Built around the needs of a chef and their family, this is a cook’s kitchen built for entertaining. The workspace and flow makes the kitchen as much of a joy to work in as it is to relax with friends in. The bright white cabinets and the cool grey island are complemented...More
“with a dark blue splash this would look great” — gregr328
Navy and White Powder Room
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The first floor powder room continues the home's nautical color scheme of navy and white. Thibaut's St. Barth's wallpaper is a standout against the traditional pedestal sink, Restoration Hardware fixtures, and classic Carrara Marble hexagon tiled floor. Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction
“Walls” — dizzylizziep
Classic Coastal Colonial Foyer
Ideabooks21,140
Questions17
Another view of the beautiful foyer, looking towards the home's great room. Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction
“Stairs” — justinc9999
Classic Coastal Colonial Foyer
Ideabooks35,154
Questions28
This foyer was updated with the addition of white paneling and new herringbone hardwood floors with a walnut border. The walls are covered in a navy blue grasscloth wallpaper from Thibaut. A navy and white geometric patterned stair-runner, held in place with stair rods capped with pineapple finials, further contributes to the home's coastal feel. Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael...More
“Paint” — Mike Barton
Casual Dining in a Formal Setting
Ideabooks10,000
Questions16
This dining room was the original home's living room. Notice the fire place? It's original - a new coat of paint has it looking brand new. It is one of the only rooms left from the original structure. The homeowners have their extended families nearby and often host large, informal dinners. They felt the large room was much better suited as their dining room, and opted to ...More
“Round chandelier better than rectangle for round table?” — pyousefi
A traditional exterior fits seamlessly into the neighborhood
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The exterior of this home, originally built in 1939, was only enhanced. The goal was to leave as much of the facade as unchanged as possible, to blend seamlessly with the rest of the beautiful suburban NJ neighborhood. An addition was added on the right side. The existing garage was leveled and reconstructed without demoing the original structure. Copper flashing and new tri...More
“exterior, garage repurpose, entrance floor” — juleism
Classic Coastal Renovation
Ideabooks2,996
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“This is a white wallpaper that has a pearlescent design on top of it, it's tone on tone and has a li” — bhallmark
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