HGTV 2015 Dream House: A Classic Cape On Martha's Vineyard

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This year’s HGTV Dream House is positioned on Martha’s Vineyard at 15 Crocker Drive in Edgartown.

The home was developed by the amazing neighborhood architect Patrick Ahearn who has offices in Boston and MV and constructed by Timothy McHugh Builders of Martha’s Vineyard.

Ahearn’s projects feature a beautiful choice of quintessential New England style houses, including:


Beach Style Exterior by Boston Architects &amp Creating Designers Patrick Ahearn Architectphoto by Greg Premru

Beach Style Exterior by Boston Architects &amp Building Designers Patrick Ahearn Architectphoto by Greg Premru

Beach Style Pool by Boston Architects &amp Creating Designers Patrick Ahearn Architect

As with all HGTV Dream Properties, the Property Planner was Chuck Thomasson and the Interior Designer was Linda Woodrum. &nbspI met Chuck and Linda when I toured the HGTV Green Property in Plymouth a handful of years ago. &nbspI did like that residence (though I had numerous troubles with it as effectively) but I have to say that I really like this year’s Dream Residence. &nbspTheir selection of Mr. Ahearn as architect was a home run correct out of the gate – for me at least.

Here’s the floor program:

The property is 3200 sq. feet and is constructed around a central open plan fantastic area/dining space and kitchen. The wings (meant to appear as if they were all separate cottages that have been sooner or later joined together) residence the 3 bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry rooms and one particular-auto garage.


They have even integrated a small matching dog house that is also totally beautiful. Note the weathervane on the cupola. The dog house also conveniently hides a utility access drum of some sort from the house.
photo by Sydney Bender for The Vineyard Gazette
The front door opens correct into the open major living space – which is a single of my quite couple of complaints of the house. I do wish the entry had some kind of foyer space.


I believe the door and trim are Ben Moore’s Essex Green – the very same as my front door here at Nook Cottage! Constantly a classic.

The wonderful area as viewed from the back doors towards the front door. The dining region is to the left and the kitchen is beyond that.


And the view towards the back doors from the front door. The fireplace, with enclosed television set above, is flanked by bookcases. The vaulted ceiling features lots of vibrant windows and antique beams.&nbsp

The vaulted and beamed ceiling with the windows has type of church effect, which I adore.

The dining table with the kitchen beyond.


Yet another view towards the rear French doors. There is quite a “Something’s Gotta Give” home high quality to this space, no?

The kitchen is fine – pretty modest in size for a three,200 sq. ft. house. I do like that it’s at least slightly apart from the principal living/dining space.

I consider as a space it could use a little far more interest – possibly more intriguing cabinet hardware or a a lot more colorful center island – either painted base cabinets or a bright blue quartz counter prime.


For the 2010 Green Home in Plymouth, MA, designer Linda Woodrum utilised a red quartz counter prime that was spectacular:

photo by Linda Merrill
1 of the side hall views looking from the guest suite past the kitchen, the fantastic space towards the master suite.&nbsp

The master bedroom suite attributes a coordinated colour palette of blue green, white and gray. This space also characteristics a vaulted ceiling with antique beams.


The master suite consists of a dressing space along with a massive walk in closet.&nbsp

These side-by-side spaces could be his ‘n hers stroll-ins, or the dressing room may well be turned into a nursery.&nbsp

The master bathroom is really spectacular full with coved ceiling and stroll-out private patio.&nbsp

I would undoubtedly have place half-shutters on the reduced portions of the windows behind the bathtub for privacy. Otherwise, the curtains would have to be fully closed, or shades pulled totally down. This is a one particular-story residence resulting in absolutely no privacy in the bathrooms.

And now, onto the other wing, which consists of the guest area beneath. It is funny, possibly it really is just I don’t care that much for the colour palettes, but I really feel like the decor of these spaces isn’t really as intriguing as the rest of the property. Also, is it just me, or is any individual else getting sick of seeing window remedies hanging so high more than windows? Whilst I agree with the “higher and wide” philosophy, there is a entire lot of blank space more than these windows. Also, I would have gone wider with the window treatment options all the way to the side walls behind the bed. The wonderful heigh makes them appear a little as well thin.


And the guest bathroom:

The “children’s” bedroom is accomplished up for a small girl or two. Pretty, but a little cacophonous for a space with a vaulted ceiling.


And the kid’s bathroom:

The laundry room is standard.


The back porch is quite fantastic with a complete dining table to the left and an outdoor shower on the far proper. Love that!

Someone in some comments section noted that there is no basement in this home, which I thought strange. In fact, there is one thing of a basement – accessible by way of a bulkhead just outside the master suite.


On the floor strategy, you can see it is outside the master closet and here’s a pic from the outside. This is also exactly where the a/c compressors are positioned. I assume the windows have sound proofing given that this would be quite loud proper close to the master bedroom.


What I never know is how massive the basement is – does it stretch the entire length of the residence (which would make for an huge basement) or only beneath this wing? I would believe it way a lot more hassle-free to have the basement access nearer the garage – or even via a staircase from within the garage. &nbspBut then, I personally hate bulkheads – I am quite positive I’d fall in in no way to be heard from once again – haha. As an aside – my Grandparent’s residence on Cape Cod had a trap door on their porch for access to their basement – which was a little space dug out of the crawl space to residence their washer/dryer. That factor would freak me out when I was tiny!!!

The Dream House Show premiers on HGTV on Thursday, January 1st. Two entries a day can be logged in and the deadline is February 15th. &nbspI study somewhere that the prize total is about \$2 Million dollars. The home alone sold for about \$650,000. Add to that the residence and all furnishings, landscaping, a new auto and 1 -year membership to the regional homeowners membership club, the price tag seems about proper. Average Edgartown property values are around the \$2M dollar mark, and other homes on the street seem valued around \$700,000-\$900,000 per Zillow Trulia and other web sites. The true estate tax price is very low in Edgartown at \$three.70 as opposed to West Tilbury at \$8.79. &nbspThe winner would be paying earnings tax on the total winning package of \$2 Million. Absolutely nothing comes for cost-free! But, aside from that, it would be fun to be the winner, would not it?

What do you believe of the architecture and decor – would you alter considerably?


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