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Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

by | Nov 15, 2019 | Coastal, Decorating Inspiration, Home Tours | 21 comments

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

Today I am jumping up and down with joy because I have a real treat for you. I am THRILLED to take you on a virtual beach house tour. I get to share a very special brand new modern coastal home with YOU! It’s truly a dream come true.

While I wish it was a dream come true because it was my home (a girl can still dream, right?) it feels like home to me for many reasons (even though it really isn’t mine, I promise!).

I’m extra excited by the opportunity to take you on this virtual beach home tour. Not only because it’s an absolutely beautiful custom coastal home, but because I think you’ll get a kick out of some of the design elements that are actually inspired by my own home and ideas found on The Inspired Room.

My little kitchen is feeling especially proud to have been the inspiration and source for many of the design details in this homes’ glorious kitchen.

Fun, yes?

I’m so honored that my friend and the owner of this beach house, Susan Heid, allowed me to share these photos of her home today on The Inspired Room. The photos were taken just recently, so it is truly a wonderful treat to be able share!

While I tried to be selective and pare down which photos I would post, I couldn’t hold myself back! It’s all so beautiful. So this will be a long post, so you’ll want to grab a cup of coffee or tea, get cozy.

Remember this is a private home, not one you can tour or rent so enjoy the virtual tour!

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

I was actually able to watch this home being built from the ground up. Lucky me to have a friend like Susan who knows how much I would enjoy the process! She messaged me throughout the design and build of her coastal style home so I was able to get a sneak peek at many of the special little details that she was incorporating into it.

It took a couple of years to build this lovely place, but I’d say the long wait was worth it.

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

Knowing this dreamy coastal home was inspired by some features in my little ol’ house here in Seattle (and by other ideas shared on The Inspired Room!) makes me SMILE SO BIG every time I see them.

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

See what I mean? Love this so much! While my kitchen is kind of like a snack-sized or perhaps pantry sized version of this one, hahah, she’s quite proud to have been the inspiration behind so many details here, right down to the cabinet hardware, faucet and sink.

You can find my hardware (and the post on how I made my hardware choices) right here!

The reveal of my galley kitchen remodel (which inspired this one) is here along with all of my kitchen sources.

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

Susan’s kitchen is everything my kitchen would want to be if it was larger! Hahah!

It’s neat to get to see some of the same elements we used come to life in her kitchen and to see many others I had to hold back on as I was designing my own smaller space (and in doing a remodel versus building from scratch).

SO MUCH FUN to see the finished results!

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

This home is located in Seabrook, Washington. While I still have never been to Seabrook, it’s been on my bucket list for YEARS! Clearly I must not get out much hah. It’s seems like a darling little town and it’s not that far from my home in Seattle.

So one of these days soon I plan to rent a cute cottage nearby. And when I do, you can bet I’ll do a drive by of this home in person. Maybe I’ll even show up at Susan’s door (I promise to message first, Susan, don’t worry, hah).

But for now, I’ll keep coming back to this tour to smile about her kitchen, and dream about this lovely home!

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

The windows and light are fantastic.

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

I love the flooring and beams in the house. And the built ins and window seats! Everything.

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

Inspiration from this stairway found in this Street of Dreams Coastal Farmhouse House Tour

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

I just love this hallway and all of the door transoms (also the Dutch doors and the hardware!)

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

Ohhhh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this room! Gasp, the ceiling! The light! And the windows!!

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

I’d love to have a custom built home (or one you get to remodel top to bottom before you move in)! I know building is a very stressful process up front, but it sure would be nice to just move on in without anything to fix or change. It’s all lovely.

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

A bunk room! What a dream.

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

Of course, you know I love the shingles and lanterns…two of my favorite home features. I also love the door color (it reminds me of my last house color, Wythe Blue. I’m not sure what her door color is but it’s very similar if not the same — UPDATE: It is Wythe Blue). And that sign by the door is so cute!

Susan will have so much fun with this porch.

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

Dying over the porch and that wavy entrance (and the curve over the front door, too)! Perfection!

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

An outdoor fireplace!

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

An outdoor shower to hose off the ocean sand, or maybe to hose down the doodles!

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

And the views. Oh, the views!

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook

Photos by Emily Carrico

I’m so happy for Susan!! Her home is just beautiful. She waited a long time for her dream to come true. Now she will get to enjoy furnishing it and course, making this beach house her home. It will be such a blessing to her family and those who will experience her hospitality.

Meanwhile, I’m pleased as can be that my kitchen was an inspiration to Susan, and that my blog continues to be a source of inspiration for readers’ homes after all these years!

(If you have been inspired by my homes, projects, blog posts or books, I would love to hear from you! If fact, did you know we have a brand new free community where you can share images of your home? Your style doesn’t have to look anything like mine, it’s just a special community for the wonderful women and kindred spirits who follow the blog!) .

Tour A Dreamy Beach House in Seabrook
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21 Comments

  1. KRISTYN A LEFEBVRE

    LOVE everything about this home! Especially the wood elements (wide plank flooring and beams) against the white walls and ceiling, all the angles and natural light….just beautiful!

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  2. franki

    It is gorgeous!! Home-Happy-Home!! franki

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  3. Elizabeth A Colbert

    It truly is a beautiful home! Maybe you can invite yourself back for another tour when it is fully furnished and decorated! Thanks for inspiring us to “love the home we have”!

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  4. Gina

    Thank you for sharing. Wow what a gorgeous home!!

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  5. Susan Newberry

    What a beautiful house! My favorite things are the shiplap and the floors. So beachy! It’s absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Linda Grubbs

    What a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing your friends new house with us!

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  7. Mary

    Thanks for sharing this coastal gem. Do you think the homeowner would share the floor stain color. It’s just perfect!!

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  8. Kim

    Wow…what a stunning house! Now that’s a dream home for sure. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. DEBRA

    Wow – absolutely beautiful! Would love to see it furnished. Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Kathy

    Stunning home! thank you for sharing…your kitchen was the inspiration for my kitchen refresh as well!

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  11. Anne

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the paint colors used in the home. Do you happen to know what they are?

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. susan

    OH my word… Melissa…. your post made me cry!!!!! You are a true gem of a friend!!! EEEKKK!!! I cannot even believe my home was featured here on your stunning blog. I am humbled and honored that we had this experience and you asked us to share our home with your readers. Yes, so many things you kindly helped me with …. so very grateful!!!! Now… yes… to furnish this house!

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  13. Michele M. / Finch Rest

    Oh my gosh. Holy smokes that’s gorgeous. WOWZA!!!!!

    You – and Susan – are two very blessed gals to be able to own such exquisite homes. WOW. I would be in heaven were I asked to be a guest for either of you. I would clean up all my drool marks, I promise!!!

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  14. Donna Dick

    I too have watched this being built from the ground up. Every step has been shared with us and even though I love the top floor balcony in that guest room, I think my favorite part is the prayer that went into this home. Prayers from every member of her team, her friends, her family and the tight community that she lives in. The day everyone was able to come together to write physical scripture on the frame brought me such joy. This home will bless every single person that walks through its arches. I am over the moon excited for her and her family. I can’t wait to see it fully furnished, eat a meal from her gorgeous kitchen and sleep in a guest room. (and walk that beach with her and the dogs of course!) She has waited and worked SO hard for this. It’s perfect!

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  15. Amelia

    Absolutely gorgeous house! Please thank your friend for allowing you to share it with us. I would be very grateful if she would share her paint colors as I am looking for inspiration. Thank you and her again for this treat on a Friday morning :-)

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  16. Sarah Van Ryn

    I love it when people’s dream come true! What a gorgeous showplace. Thanks for sharing. Spectacular!

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  17. Lana

    Wouldn’t change a thing. A little taste of Heaven on earth. :-D

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  18. Penny Nelson

    Hello, lovely home! Job well done. Would like to ask what flooring has been used (wide plank in kitchen areas) and what material the ship lap is? Thank you so much and good luck in your new home.

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  19. Darlene @fieldstonehill

    It is an actual dream come true!!!!! Here’s to blessed memories between these walls!!
    Susan and Melissa, you both inspire me!!!! I love the connection!!!!

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  20. Christine

    I’d have to have hot and cold running maids if I lived in that huge house. It’s beautiful.

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  21. Linda

    I live at the beach in a grey cedar shake (with a blue roof) house also!! It was great to see someone do a blue shingled roof!! Absolutely loved the sneak peek. Would love to see it when furnished and the owners get their furniture situated. It is such a fresh, inviting space. Kudos to them, and you, for inspiring them! My blue roof inspiration came from a trip to snowy Erie, Pa. Couldn’t get it out of my mind, so I did it here in Myrtle Beach!!

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