Waterside Retreats: Charming Seaside Cottage

Warm cedar shakes set the tone for this New England home, instantly calling the ocean to mind. The interior doesn't disappoint; white walls, light wood accents and neutral furniture all create a charming, coastal setting, while large windows provide panoramic views of the Atlantic.

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Photo By: Irvin Serrano

Waterfront Home Exterior at Sunset

Right on the oceanfront of New England, this home was well-loved by its family of five, but needed an update now that the three kids were older. Each room got a floor-to-ceiling makeover with careful attention paid to protecting and showing off those amazing views!

Front Entry and Walkway With Grasses

The walkway leading up to the front door is bordered by green lawn on one side, feathery grasses on the other.

White Modern Living Room With Purple Rug

Shades of mauve and purple give velvety depth to this modern living room, especially in contrast to the bright white sectional and chairs. The look is elegant, but subdued...all the better to highlight the spectacular scenes out the window.

Neutral Transitional Seating Area With Clear Railing

A small seating area is raised up slightly above the dining table, but keeps the sightlines open with a clear railing.

Modern Neutral Galley Kitchen With Ocean View

The kitchen has a galley design, but feels as open as can be thanks to one wall full of windows and low countertops. Pretty wood details—in different shades—warm up the look while maintaining the streamlined design.

White Dining Room With Ocean View

Silhouetted against the ocean, the sculptural pendants over the dining area are even more striking.

Wood Stairs With Clear Railing

Not all staircases are created equal. Wood trim grounds the airy, sleek look of this one with its clear railing.

Neutral Transitional Bedroom With Ocean View

To contrast this bedroom's crisp wall angles, designers selected furniture with satisfying curves, like the chair, headboard and table lamp. Plump, overstuffed pillows are a final welcoming layer.

White Double Vanity Bathroom With Wood Pulls

To break up the stretch of all white in this bathroom, designers used wood pulls for the cabinets, drawers, even a towel rack. It's a welcome touch of texture in the clean, simple space.

White Spa Bathroom With Slanted Ceiling

The slanted ceiling in this spa bathroom gets a skylight, letting sunlight filter into the room and bounce off the white ceiling, walls and floor. Tucked beneath the skylight, a huge freestanding tub makes for the most relaxing soaks.

Lucite Desk and Ocean View

This spot is made to inspire! A lucite desk and furnishings in white and cream keep all attention focused on this room's wide open ocean vistas.

Contemporary Deck With Ocean View

The only bad part about evenings on this deck—overlooking the ocean, seated around the fire pit—is that they can't go on forever.

Driveway and Ornamental Grass

Delicate ornamental grasses line the walkway up from the driveway. Beyond the driveway sits a poolhouse and pool.

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