I’m just about going cross-eyed over here looking at paint colors for the beach house. The color that we like most is a medium grey from Sherwin Williams called Dovetail. Isn’t it pretty with the white trim, black roofing, and black lighting?
We also have the option to buy our siding pre-painted, and (good news for us) there is a color very similar to Dovetail in the shake-style siding line we are using for the house. It is pictured below and is called Allura Pewter. It is just a dab deeper than the Dovetail, I think, but we like it just as well. The photo also shows the style of siding we’re using. It has the look of shakes but more durability. Really, really like this grey.
Here are the exterior lights we’ve chosen. I looked at a lot of really pretty metal lights in a similar ‘cap’ style. But John was concerned about the durability factor, with all the rain and salt and sand on the coast. So when I spotted this light on the Home Depot website, and read multiple happy reviews from people with coastal homes, I was sold. Apparently plastic lights are the way to go for durability. And the price? HALF of the other lights I’d been thinking of buying. Hooray!
Though the siding will need to be painted, the trim on the exterior will not. So that’s a good thing. The house will have a deck on the south end of the house toward the trees. We’ve opted to upgrade that to a Trex-style decking so that we’ll have something durable and non-splintery to bare feet. The rails will be white railing with glass in between. That way folks up on the deck can see what’s going on down in the yard.
And finally, here are some screen shots of the exterior according to Chief Architect, my house planning program. Not all the details are exact, but you get a general idea of the shape and the way the windows are laid out.
This is the west face of the house, where the windows orient toward the ocean.
Here’s the view of the house from the north.
Here’s the east face of the house, which looks toward Highway 101 and also toward the bridge over Alsea Bay. The tiny deck in the middle is attached to the upstairs master bedroom.
And here’s the south-looking view which faces a little wooded area next to the house. The two lower sliding glass doors belong to the two downstairs master suites.
Can’t wait to see how all these details come together for the actual house!!