Lake House Tour (in which I am wooed by rippling waves and beachy decor)

The very first house Kenny and I saw on the Parade of Homes was actually quite modest (in Parade terms–not in Annie/Kenny budget terms). From the outside, it looked quite charming. It was in a nice suburban neighborhood with other houses of similar size.

I loved it–from its peaked architectural roof down to the fake foamy grass.

Coastal Beach House (1)

I walked in and felt right at home. :)

The front door was painted an awesome light blue and the light fixtures in this house were works of art. Also–check out that basket bench. PERFECT.

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The entry flowed seamlessly into the livingroom which sported large windows overlooking the manmade all-sport lake.

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The hardwood floors were light colored, which made everything feel airy and bright.

This was the view of the living room from the open staircase. It was a large room, but the tight way the furniture was distributed made things still feel intimate and cozy.

Coastal Beach House (7)

THIS light fixture over the dining room table was my favorite. The view was not bad either.

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The master bedroom featured a tray/coffered ceiling and another great lake view.

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And the master bathroom. Was. Perfect.

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Unfortunately, I neglected to get a picture of the kitchen, which had gorgeous white cabinets and marble countertops. You’ll just have to take my word that it was fantastic.

What was your favorite part of this great house? Hands-down for me: each and every light fixture. Like curtains and trimwork, lighting is one of a room’s most important features.

Want to see more? Check out this Pottery Barn style house (the master bedroom is basically going VIRAL on Pinterest), this amazing nautical beach house (with a bunk room), this moody yet classic home (the kitchen is. incredible.), and this colorful modern home (surprisingly cozy). Dreamy sigh.