HGTV Dream Home 2015: Storage and Organization

HGTV Dream Home 2015 is packed with plenty of storage, from walk-in closets to a spacious garage. Get ideas and inspiration from the experts.
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HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA. Hanging bar in closet next to master bedroom.

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HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA. Closet next to master bedroom.

HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA. Closet next to master bedroom.

The Dream Home was built for year round living so there is plenty of room to store the essentials needed for a family. Each of the bedrooms have oversized walk-in closets for year round wardrobes, says lead architect, Patrick Ahearn.

Most homebuyers today, expect walk-in closets in new construction or renovated properties and this house doesn't disappoint. For example, in the master bedroom, a large closet for clothes and accessories a joins a separate dressing room to keep the main sleeping area free of clutter.

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Front Yard Under Construction

For HGTV Dream Home 2015, lead architect, Patrick Ahearn, designed a house that reflects the shack cottages that are scattered in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. 

Finished Front Yard

“You pull up and think, ‘Oh my gosh. This is the best house ever,’” says the home’s interior designer Linda Woodrum. “That’s how I feel, and I would like to win this house!”

Great Room

HGTV Dream Home 2015 is a one-story vacation home with an open floor plan. When you walk through the front door you'll find yourself in the breathtaking, two-story living room.

Great Room Under Construction

Natural light streams into the living room, and a stone veneer fireplace stretches floor-to-ceiling. Exposed timber beams were locally sourced and chosen to achieve the classic Cape Cod look.

Finished Great Room

The finished great room is a light, open space with a classic neutral color palette. “The great room structure is that new modern way of living, which would not have happened in New England,” explains interior designer Linda Woodrum. “There would have been small, dark, boxy rooms, but we all know that we are living in this new way where there is this wonderful open space.”

Kitchen

Located nearby, a gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances and luxury amenities.

Kitchen Under Construction

At the center of the kitchen, a built-in island adds additional storage and space for causal dining.

Finished Kitchen

Open, bright and convenient, the finished kitchen is perfect for meal prep, entertaining and even dining.  

Master Bedroom

An entire wing of the house is dedicated to the master suite.

Master Bedroom Under Construction

A vaulted ceiling and fireplace create a luxurious escape, while two French doors lead onto a private patio.

Finished Master Bedroom

The finished master bedroom is a warm, relaxing space designed for comfort, privacy and easy relaxation. Neutrals combined with calming shades of blue nod to the soft coastal style found throughout the Cape Cod home.

Master Closet

In the master bedroom, a large closet for clothes and accessories a joins a separate dressing room to keep the main sleeping area free of clutter. If the owners decide to rent out the house to tenants, explains lead architect, Patrick Ahearn, one of the closets can be locked to store their personal property while the other can remain free for the tenants use.

Master Closet Under Construction

All of the closets are outfitted with custom closet systems to maximize the space and keep clothes, shoes and accessories neat and organized.

Finished Walk-in Master Closet

Coastal blue walls combined with stately white crown molding and custom storage units deliver a luxurious finish in this finished master closet.

Master Bathroom

Down the hall a large, luxurious master bathroom sits with it's own private patio.

Master Bathroom Under Construction

The spa-like master bathroom features double sinks, a walk-in shower and a luxury soaking bathtub.

Finished Master Bathroom

Stunning tile work, luxurious fabrics and a calming color palette blend to make the finished master bathroom a decadent space designed for relaxation.
 

Guest Bedroom

Follow the gallery through the living room and past the fireplace to find a wing with a garage and two bedrooms.

Guest Bedroom Under Construction

Each bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and private patio.

Finished Guest Bedroom

A blue and orange nautical-inspired guest bedroom includes both modern design and local accessories. Vaulted bead board ceilings and floor-to-ceiling drapery expand the space for an open and airy feel.

Guest Bathroom

A private bathroom with high-end materials creates an inviting escape after a day of touring Martha's Vineyard.

Guest Bathroom Under Construction

Muted shades of white and gray makes the bathroom feel clean and spa-like. A variety of tile choices complement the charming white beadboard walls, creating a light, airy and timeless ambience.

Finished Guest Bathroom

Blue bead board walls bring New England charm into the finished guest bathroom, while a Carrara marble vanity top and accent pieces add a touch of elegance.

Back Patio

Behind the house is a large, blue stone patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining or a casual dinner after a day at the beach.

Back Patio Under Construction

This spectacular home has the look of a Cape Cod with the elegance of a celebrity mansion.

Finished Back Patio

Spacious and comfortable, the beautiful back patio  offers a spot for dining, a comfortable place to sit and relax, and plenty of seating for entertaining.

If the owners decide to rent out the house to tenants, Ahearn explains, one of the closets can be locked to store their personal property while the other can remain free for the tenants use. All of the closets are outfitted with custom closet systems to maximize the space and keep clothes, shoes and accessories neat and organized.

The bathrooms all have cabinetry to hold bathing and grooming essentials and separate linen closets to hold sheets and towels for each of the en suites. A large laundry room boasts not only the side-by-side front loading washer and dryer but includes a countertop and cabinets overhead for storing detergents and cleaning supplies.

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View of great room fireplace in the HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA

View of great room fireplace in the HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA

In the kitchen, the perimeter walls are lined with closed cabinets and drawers for cooking and dining needs. The kitchen island was built over more cabinets and a nearby countertop near the door leading to the back patio, houses even more storage space for grilling supplies and outdoor utensils.

In the great room, built-in shelves for books and collectibles, flank the gas fireplace and more built-in shelves flank the front door inside next to a pair of window seats.

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View of great room and fireplace in the HGTV Dream Home 2015 located on Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown, MA

In the garage, a separate room was built to house the trash and recycling bins. "This room could also serve as a room for bulk storage for beach gear," says Ahearn. The one-car garage was designed to be big enough to hold bikes with racks mounted on the back wall, kayaks to use in the warmer months, and tools for gardening or home repairs.

To keep costs down, the house sits on a crawl space rather than a full-basement except for the area under the kitchen and master bedroom. Here, a stand-up basement with an outside bulkhead entrance allows access to the HVAC systems, saving even more space inside the main house.

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