Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tour the River Dunes Captain's House

This Sunday, our armchair traveling takes us to a former Coastal Living Magazine's "Idea House" in Oriental, North Carolina. Facing Grace Harbor, the three-story home was designed to resemble a 19th century coastal mansion, offering wrap-around porches--and a cupola, where you can see all the way to Pamlico Sound.

Details at a Glance:
4920 square feet
5 bedrooms
5 baths
Jeld-Wen Windows
Roof: a standing seam metal roof in Hartford Green from Metal Roofing Alliance.
Siding: 7,25" smooth lap siding by James Hardie in "sailcloth."
Traditional Exterior by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

In the foyer, a grand staircase takes center stage with two halls on either side.
Traditional Staircase by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

You'll find many unique details in the living room. The palette was drawn from the sea--watery greens and blues. The draperies were made from recycled sail cloth.
The walls, trim, and ceiling were painted Valspar's Seaside Retreat Light Khaki. 
Traditional Living Room by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

The colors continue in the dining room--and you get a teasing glimpse of the kitchen. The details include shallow shelves, Robert Allen fabric, and Iron lantern by Circa, and Thomasville furniture ("Mystical Loveseat" and the "Sarah" side chairs.
Rustic Dining Room by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

A large, custom island is the focal point in the kitchen, and it includes a honed marble counter, ample counter space, and open shelving. The cabinet color is Valspar's Sparkling Sage. Darker blue accessories hint at a color scheme on another floor of the house.
Rustic Kitchen by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

Valspar's Sparkling Sage appears again in the breakfast room, adding color and depth in the coffered ceiling. Display shelves hold old green bottles. The round table is by Thomasville, and the ball chandelier is made by Bobo's Intriguing Objects.

A spiral staircase leads to a red, white, and blue family room.
Traditional Family Room by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

The second floor guest room is darling and whimsical with custom made "swinging" beds--and
they really do sway, apparently! They're made from teak platforms and are attached to the ceiling by
nautical rope. The apothecary chest is by Thomasville; Robert Allen fabric on the walls and Roman shades. Love the handsome lantern.
Traditional Bedroom by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

On the screened porch, sheer curtains stir in the breeze. The lantern is by Charleston Gas Light, and the fan is a Casablanca model. A wicker sofa faces a masonry fireplace. Green cushions add color yet work as a neutral. Sparkling Sage by Valspar on the ceiling makes me think of the sky.
Traditional Porch by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Historical Concepts

An open porch offers sweeping views of Grace Harbor. On the coffee table, the Savannah School of Art and Design loaned the quirky "conch shell" sculpture. Here, you can see the beautiful beadboard ceiling.

As we view the house from across the harbor, it's easy to imagine that a 19th century
sea captain lived here. In fact, he is taking us on a boat ride to the Outer Banks.
Grab a hat and a windbreaker--I'll bring the picnic lunch.

Historical Concepts on Houzz
Coastal Living's 10th Anniversary Idea House
View the floor plans at Southern Living.

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  1. Gorgeous! Loved this post! Hope you're having a great weekend Michael! :)

    1. I hope you have a wonderful week, Jessica! Thanks for taking the tour.

  2. What a home! I think my favorite "rooms" were the screened in porch and the open porch. How wonderful for family to be so close to the water and to have that view.

    1. I loved those porches, too. There were all different. Hope you're having a great week.

  3. Beautiful home and the view is fantastic. I could easily see myself living their easily except the spiral staircase just might have to go. Hope you are having a lovely weekend ML.

    1. Sam, I get a little dizzy around spiral staircases. Have a great week!

  4. I love the River Dunes Captins house, I love the Porch with love Janice

    1. Those porches are something else, aren't they? Glad you enjoyed the tour, Janice!

  5. What a picture perfect home! Loved the traditional look of white house and black shutters. Perfection!

    1. I love that combination, too. When I saw the photos, I wondered if the shutters were by Timberlane. Thank you for stopping by!

  6. What a beautiful home! It reminds me of several historical homes on old military bases which are also stunning! Thank you for sharing these home.

  7. What an amazing house!! Love it! Thank you for joining HSH!