Breezy summer vacation house with whimsical details on Cape Cod


GMT Home Designs in collaboration with Encore Construction designed this playful summer vacation house located in Dennisport, a village in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Bold and colorful accents set a bright and breezy tone for this humble beach style abode designed to accommodate a large amount of family and friends. 

The homeowners requested a whimsical, calming and upbeat house that is not only beautiful but functional. Turquoise and white set the palette for the main living space, an airy expanse of kitchen, dining and living area. The walls are paneled in true white beadboard, accented by doors painted a custom color described as “The Tiffany box blue.”


What We Love: This charming summer vacation house is brimming with inspiring and playful details. An uplifting color palette of crisp whites and pops of turquoise adds a playful beach vibe. Comfortable living spaces welcome family and friends to gather together and enjoy great conversation and relaxation.

Tell Us: What do you think, would this be your ideal retreat for summer vacation? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other summer retreat home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign: Cozy beach house with fabulous rooftop deck overlooking Cape Cod Bay and Charming summer home with lovely design details on Cape Cod.


Above: Whimsical details can be found throughout this home, including this Michael Healy oil-rubbed bronze crab door knocker, purchased at Cape Cod Brass.


Above: Flanking either side of the Canyon Creek River Rock fireplace is a custom window seat with glass-doored cabinetry. For the door, the paint color is Tropicana Cabana 2048-50 | Benjamin Moore as the base, diluted till the color was just right. The coffered ceiling has white beams that criss-cross the light blue ceiling, diluted by 75 percent from the version of the hue on the door. The flooring is 1×4 builder-grade white oak with a Bona matte finish, no stain. Grounding the space is the Agra Rug from Company C.


Above: The walls throughout most of this home are painted in Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo White 01.


Above: In the kitchen, an exterior door was fabricated into a dutch door, acquired at Shepley Wood Products in Hyannis, MA. The Tanga cabinet handles are made of marble from Anthropologie.


Above: To accommodate large family gatherings, a 14-foot length of hard rock maple butcher block tops the island. This defines the kitchen space and is lined with a mix of iron and wood stools. There are plenty of appliances in this kitchen, including an oversized refrigerator and freezer, wine cooler and two refrigerator drawers lining the wall of custom cabinetry. The island houses a microwave and dishwasher, along with a farm-style sink.



Above: The wall art in the master bedroom was purchased from HomeGoods. The reclaimed wood-paneled headboard was found on Etsy. A ladder provides access to the second floor and overhead loft area. Rope is wrapped around the balcony railing, adding a textural element to this space.



Above: The dimensions of this bathroom are 4′-5 1/2″ x 15′-5″. This includes the shower which has a depth of 4 feet. The barn-board floor tile is — Blendart Natural Sable 8×48 from Cloutier Supply. The vanity was custom made with reclaimed wood. Bona NaturalSeal in a matte finish was used to protect the vanity. The single lever faucets are the Kohler Artifacts Gentleman’s Bar Faucet, while the sinks are Kohler, Spun Glass Vessel Sink.



Above: This nautical style bunk bedroom is primed for visitors, featuring three sets of built-in bunk beds. Walls are painted in Newburyport Blue HC-155 | Benjamin Moore with a matte finish. The door color is Tropicana Cabana from Benjamin Moore, tampered down to a hue of the homeowner’s liking.


Above: The schoolhouse letter pillows were found on Serena & Lily. The refurbished shiplights were sourced from Freedman’s of Nantucket.



Above: This mudroom is 7′ x 8′. The “Shoes off, please” mat was found on Wayfair.

Photos: Design Imaging Studios

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