by Jodi Peters
on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 12:51pm.
New and Notable at Cinnamon Shore North
Named for the most relaxing place we can think of, 4-bedroom, 4-bath Back Porch is set to finish construction in fall of 2019. This classic beach cottage has Craftsman character and professionally designed interiors that make this home one-of-a-kind.
“It’s got a great location,” says custom builder Zach Turrichi of Keystone Company in Port Aransas. "You’re a little away from the traffic on a shorter street, so it’s private but also centrally located.” Plus, it's not far from the beach!
Pretty inside and out
With shiplap, board-and-batten, and other classic cottage details designed by Trademark Home Design, it's got definite curb appeal. While there’s a modern edge to some of the interiors selections, the lantern-style light fixtures and Shaker-style cabinets fit firmly into the Craftsman cottage aesthetic.
Priced at $1,150,000, the 2,422-square-foot beauty is crowned with a durable standing seam aluminum roof, punctuated with handsome dormer windows. All-weather siding, vertical board-and-batten on the first level and horizontal paneling on the second, is painted a soft blue, and wood trim, painted white.
Ringed with porches, this vacation home offers great indoor-outdoor living space, including a separate dining area on the second-floor porch that overlooks Hummingbird Park. The reverse-style plan puts the kitchen-living-dining area upstairs, along with the master suite.
Familiar with many of the homes in Cinnamon Shore, Turrichi says Back Porch has a distinctive style in the community. While many interior designers of beach homes go for breezy blues and whites or pastels, Amy Lutz of Butter Lutz Interiors in Austin purposefully chose a handsome black-and-white scheme for Back Porch.
She selected Benjamin Moore "Graphite" black paint for accent walls and some shiplap paneling, the darker hue helping define some of the spaces. Benjamin Moore Pure White works with the black accent walls throughout the home, while hardwood flooring with a distressed brownish-black finish, provides a nice, unifying element under foot.
Modern Craftsman on the coast
Butter Lutz calls the theme Modern Craftsman.
Enter the home from the front porch into a handsome entry hall that sets the black-and-tone immediately with white shiplap on lower walls and the upper walls painted graphite.
Built-ins along the hallway include wall-tall cabinets and a bench with nooks above and drawers below with mesh netting as an accent.
Mudroom with style
Just off the laundry room, the mudroom offers hooks and nooks for all your gear, continuing the black-and-white color scheme.
Handsome bunk room
In the first-floor bunk room, the shiplap ceiling is painted black, a strong contrast over stark white built-in bunks and ladders. The bunks sleep six, with the two top single bunks along the walls, perpendicular to two full beds below. Black, spherical bunk lights trimmed with bits of rope offer a nod to the nautical.
The black-and-white theme continues in the kitchen, with the base of the island wrapped in black shiplap and upper cabinets painted white. Quartz countertops in bright, titanium white have an eased edge, while a stunning tile backsplash features a herringbone pattern of tiles in grey and white.
Living room and dining room
The kitchen overlooks the living room, where all-white, vertical paneling surrounds the spacious room and flow into the dining room.
It's a great space to gather with family and friends, and the main dining room, with vertical white paneling, connects to the covered, outdoor dining space for perfect coastal dinner parties.
Luxury sleeping quarters
Everyone in your crew will have luxe sleeping quarters in the four bedrooms and beautifully appointment bathrooms.
For the upstairs master retreat, note the pure white wall color selection, below, with the darker, graphite black paint color used on a paneled accent wall.
Master bath selections include an assortment of black and white tiles as the backdrop for a light wood vanity and handsome black sconces.
Other bathrooms feature equally exquisite selections, with simple pendant lights and chic tile displays like the ones in these two downstairs guest baths. Note the continuation of the black-and-white motif, applied in various ways. An octagonal light wood mirror and light wood vanity contrast the black-and-white tile in one guest bath, while a floating mirror dominates the wall in another.
Check out the floor plans
On the floor plans it's easier to see the dedicated outdoor dining area, a special, covered space on the second-floor balcony that's separated by a walkway.
See the complete Look Book.
See more of the Butter Lutz Design Look Book, filled with the photos that inspired each room and actual selections chosen for the home. Flip through it here!