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My Coastal Home Exterior Finishes

My Coastal Home Exterior Finishes


From turquoise to leafy green shutters make a big statement for coastal homes. Front doors are also a focus point with lots of glass. When I was designing my coastal home exterior finishes I wanted something that was a mixture of natural elements and had color. There are more natural elements like tabby walkway which are part of the exterior hardscapes of the home and tabby chimney. A metal roof create that coastal charm you see in many homes in coastal carolina.




I am really excited with the design of my new home. It’s very unique from anything that I have lived in before. The exterior is reminiscing of Caribbean style home.


Photo: WaterMark Homes

Architectural Details

The architectural detail creates a home its style. Here the roof line totally changes from a traditional cottage style home to roof line that has peaks which create that Caribbean style. The top part of the house has wood planks and the lower part of the home is stucco, this home in pic above is the side view and very similar to my home except the garage is in a different location.


Photo: WaterMark Homes 

Paint Choices

Coastal exterior paint colors are bright, vibrant and popular on the coast. I looked at many beach home paint colors and saw that whites was the most dominant on the coast. When I was picking the exterior paint color I was torn between a sand to white color.  All this inspired me to pick Charleston white with a pretty blue shutter color. The exterior of the windows are a dark gray.



This home is on a corner lot and the front porch faces the side street and the other porch which leads to the master bedroom suite faces the main street. The whole front yard is a courtyard with a low stucco wall for privacy.



The back side of the homes has a one car garage and car port. Instead of having a two car garage we created a small separate building that will be a exercise space, equipped with bike, elliptical and stretching mat with an outdoor shower. My health is very important to me since we are far from a gym this is the next best thing and it was affordable.

Hope you enjoyed the first phase of the home. Windows, doors and plumbing have been installed. Will keep you updated on next phase For more of my new home building here is the laundry room ideas.



  1. I’m giddy with excitement for you! This looks like it will be lovely when it’s all done. Can’t wait to see the next reveal, Maria! Sounds like you have some gorgeous details you are implementing!

    1. You are such a great bloggy friend! So glad I met you, wish I was going to Haven to meet you!

  2. Wow, it looks like your home will be fabulous. I love the choice of those turquoise shutters.

  3. Maria, It looks like something I would love to own. Gorgeous!

  4. Maria, I love how your new coastal home is turning out!!! The light blue shutters will be soft and beautiful with the white paint and shutters. Really pretty! <3 Pinned to my Les Chateau and Perfect Paint and Finishes for you and our readers. 🙂

    Barb 🙂

    1. Thanks my friend! I love when you stop by! Glad you like the new home! Long way to go but I’m pretty happy so far.

  5. Maria this is so great. I cannot wait to see how it will all come together.

  6. Hello Maria, I’m excited for you! Checking back: Your home is coming along and the finished design looks lovely… Personally, I’d love the covered verandas. Almost hoping that Hubby will get transferred somewhere else here in the South so we can look at different home ideas. Only ranch homes, which I like, and monster ugly tall-pitched-roof homes that look a little too cookie cutter for me here in No. Central Texas. Missing my coastal afternoon breezes… sigh! Will be admiring yours instead! 😉

    Looking forward to seeing more as your home gets further along,
    Barb 🙂

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