Sunset's Seabrook Idea Houses

By Joanna Linberg, Originally Published in Sunset magazine

Sunset Idea Houses by architect Peter Brachvogel, who also has a range of home designs on Houseplans.com.

Designed by architect Peter Brachvogel (architect of many home designs at Houseplans.com) as a multigenerational retreat, the houses have views of the ocean and a shared backyard. Inside, Seattle designer Brian Paquette created breezy but bold rooms that redefine beach house style. Pore over these photos for ways to make your home—no matter where—feel like a getaway.

In this 2,544-square-foot house, a reverse-living floor plan capitalizes on the view (see photo at the top of this post): The living and dining rooms and kitchen are on the second floor, with two bedrooms below and a master bedroom loft up top. 


Weathered woods give the kitchen dimension. The gray-wash floor matches the cool walls, the reclaimed-wood on the island adds warmth, and the whitewashed beams bring a sense of airiness.


To add a sense of history in an unconventional way, Paquette enlarged black-and-white photos of clam diggers that he found at the local historical society, then decoupaged them to the stair risers.

To see the house plans by architect Peter Brachvogel that are for sale on Houseplans.com click here. 

03/31/2014