Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Showhouse and you're invited!!!

Good morning, hope everyone is doing great on this Sunday morning. Its been a fairly relaxing weekend so you won't hear any complaints from me though I am sad that summers end is near. This is going to be the last Sunday I will be featuring Sunday showhouse, I am stopping it for a few reasons. One is time, I am finding that to put together this post in particular is taking more time than I sometimes have on the weekend (and don't want to feature just any old house) and I also believe its important to change things up! Perhaps in the future I may start it up again but for now I am going to take a break from Sunday show house and brainstorm to come up with something new. 

With summers days winding down, which has me quite melancholy, I don't have to tell you  its important to savor every last drop of summer. Slowly, the fruit and farm stands will start closing up shop, the summer crowds will thin out, the "beach traffic" will be no more and we will creep into falls splendor, crisp mornings, changing foliage,etc.....but for now, I want to enjoy summers last few weeks!   Being on or near the water is summer at its best. So today we visit three fabulous homes all on or near the waters edge. Starting in beautiful always sunny Punta Cana and ending up in idyllic Nantucket, I could happily call any of these three beautiful abodes home. Always love to know which is your favorite....

PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. This fabulous home decorated by Juan Montoya defines elegant island living at its finest. Consisting of 5 guest suites, almost all rooms offer a view of the magnificent ocean. The style is an updated version of an old world Spanish Colonial. The decor is tropical and refined. The views would be keep me outdoors all the time, and I could be chained to one of those chaises by the pool staring out to the ocean and not utter a peep! Step inside and see what you think.....

Look at the height and drama of this indoor/outdoor space....
So lush
That view framed against the dark wood of the window is quite dramatic!

Architecturally this home is spectacular....just look at those windows!

Hints of Moroccan themed decor are found throughout
This is my new screensaver.......fainting over how gorgeous this is!
What place for a pool party!!
This is where you would find me nearly all the time, this right here is perfection!

PALM BEACH, AUSTRALIA. This fabulous beach home was designed for a family that lives in Sydney during the week, which is approx. 1 hour away from coastal Palm Beach. Built in a protected environment conservation area, it has the double blessing of being in a protected area and being on a peninsula with lush greenness and golden sand, not typical for that region. The interiors were beautifully executed to reflect the families formal lifestyle but remain welcoming and warm as a weekend beach retreat. I love the end result, see what you think......

Beautiful and welcoming
Love the color palette, of the creams and blues
Great dining area
Family room off of the kitchen

All the outdoor spaces are so beautiful and charming

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS. Finally we arrive to this newly built fabulous Cape Cod style shingled home/compund. Elegantly appointed in coastal chic, the house is very light and airy, with lots of open space, love the seaside decor. An enterainters dream, it also boasts not one but two spearate adorable charming guest houses perfect for those big get togethers. Distant water views and a beautiful pool and tennis setting complete this incredible home, and  make this home a perfect summer getaway!
The compound with its main house, two guest houses, pool and!!

How adorable is this guest house?

Elegant entry.....
Love all the white and in the living room....
Cozy slipcovered chairs in the pretty dining room
A TV/family room

Breakfast room right off the kitchen

Master, love the with and seagrass with touches of blue.......
Love this sitting area/living room with coral accents
Another view of the master.......
Boasts its own movie theater!
Cozy sitting area/guest room
Elegant master bath
Another charming guest room with its own fireplace
Big open upstairs den/great hangout for the kids!
The living room of one of the guest houses......beautiful!
And yet the living room of the other guest house!
Cozy kitchen sitting area of guest the chairs
Adorable charming guest room
Outside terrace, a perfect place for everyone to convene

You know I alwawys like to know what you think and which is your favorite! I could see spending a few weeks in each one, that would be perfect! Something to love in each. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.