Inviting Dutch Colonial home boasts timeless details on Long Island Sound


This beautiful Dutch Colonial home was designed for a family of five by Mackin Architects, located in the coastal community of Rye, New York, on the Long Island Sound. Encompassing 6,500 square feet of living space, there are five bedrooms, six bathroom and two half baths.

For the design of this home, the owners wished for it to be in scale with the neighborhood, to appear as though it had always been there, and to have a comfortable, inviting feel. To give this home a more approachable scale, the second story was integrated into the roofline of the Dutch roof. Wrap around porches provide fresh ocean breezes, while also adding a human scale.


The residence is nestled on a street where there are many classic old seaside homes. Throughout the home, glimpses of the water can be seen from the windows. 


To give the exterior of this dwelling a timeless feel, the first level is clad with stone, while the balance of the house is gray cedar shingles, to add a coastal touch. The diamond window panes and carved shutters adds to the classic style, on this historic street.


What We Love: This Dutch Colonial home is elegantly understated, with coastal touches throughout and a timeless appeal. To add warmth and comfort to this home, different materials were applied throughout, including wood panels, shiplap and beadboard. Varying ceiling heights adds visual interest and a feeling of intimacy, while window seats provide cozy spots to curl up with a book or take a nap!

Tell Us: What details do you find most appealing in the design of this home? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other Dutch Colonial style home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign: Beautifully renovated Dutch Colonial style home nestled in New England and Dutch Colonial home in Washington with comfortable charm.


Above: This impressive chef’s kitchen is light and airy with white cabinetry, marble countertops, and a farmhouse sink.


Above: A stainless steel stove top features a pot filler for easy access. A Dutch Delft blue tile backsplash adds an elegant touch to this space.


Above: In the kitchen, a bright and open informal dining room features built-in recessed cabinets and a window seat. Kathleen Walsh Interiors is responsible for the interiors of this beautiful home. Have a look at another home that we have featured of her’s here: Breathtaking modern farmhouse on Martha’s Vineyard.


Above: A large stone fireplace is the focal point of this inviting family room, complimented by a coffered ceiling. French doors lead out to the porch while flooding this space with natural light.



Above: Highlights of this mudroom entry includes an arched Dutch Door, a back staircase, and beautiful bluestone flooring.


Above: The powder bath features a wall-mounted marble sink complimented by chrome details, white wainscoting, and elegantly detailed wallpaper.





Above: In the sitting room, built-in window seats flank either side of a brick wood-burning fireplace.



Above: In this children’s bedroom, a window seat with a trundle bed provides additional space for overnight guests.


Above: This child’s bedroom features a cozy chair for reading bedtime stories.


Above: This enclosed portion of the wraparound porches features both dining and sitting areas to revel in the magnificent views.


Above: The patio showcases a stone-clad fireplace surrounded by beautiful wicker furnishings. You can see the screened-in porch in the background, ideal for year-round use.


Photos: Michael Partenio

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John L
3 years ago

The client should have let the interior designer pick the BR color pallet…