Beautiful Eclectic Coastal Style in a Maine Timber Frame House

Last year we vacationed in Kennebunkport and I’ve been in love with Maine ever since. I love the historic architecture found there with the ocean rolling in. Today I’m sharing a beautiful charming timber frame house by John Buckley Architecture + Design located in that great state. The home is located near Goose Rocks beach and is pleasingly decorated in an eclectic coastal style.

Coastal Style Entryway in Maine Timber FramePhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


There are many details that I love about today’s home tour, but the basics begin with the walls and floors. In the entry, a circular floor treatment pairs well with the straight lines of the vertical painted paneling. Further inside, the paneling is horizontal and a pale sea green floor sets the stage for a wooden work table surrounded by windows and a small banquette.

Farmhouse style dining room with wall of windowsPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


The architectural details of this Maine timber frame house create oodles of interest throughout the interior spaces. The pairing of wood and white makes the beams and posts stand out, while subtle touches of color like the vintage blue dry sink in the dining room add a bit of whimsy.

Eclectic coastal style dining room with Windsor chairs and blue dry sinkPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


Step back and you can better enjoy the layout of this beautifully renovated coastal home with its wood floors and a more minimalist style decorating approach.

Open concept timber frame home in eclectic coastal stylePhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


Note how the posts and beams define the living areas despite the open concept layout. Slipcovered furniture pairs with colorful pillows for a casual approach to living in a coastal town.

Timber frame living room with slipcovered sofaPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


So, I want this exact bathroom in my house. I adore the little sink with the single bulb light fixture above the simple vintage mirror. The brushed gold fixture add a touch of class and I even think the toilet is cute with its little flush handle. I’m now thinking of putting painted vertical paneling in the downstairs bathroom.

Vintage bathroom in a Maine coastal homePhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


Sandy colored kitchen cabinets echo the vertical lines of the painted paneling. I love the pairing of the white paneled ceiling with the wooden beams that are common to a timber frame house.

Timber frame kitchen in white and woodPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


A soaring ceiling in the family room gives the colorful family room an airy appeal. A wallpapered wall lends a bit of drama to the eclectic coastal style space.

Colorful family room with vaulted ceiling and wallpapered wallPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


Wallpaper makes its appearance in the bedrooms too, along with vaulted ceilings. Simple furnishings create a serene space. The blue reading lamp adds charm for nighttime reading. Note the choice of windowpane rug that creates eclectic interest with the softly patterned wallpaper. I like unexpected decorating touches like this but am always afraid to try it myself. I need to step out of my comfort zone.

Eclectic farmhouse bedroom with vaulted ceilingPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


Eclectic farmhouse bedroom with wallpaperPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


A soft floral wallpaper graces one of the bathrooms with a beautiful free standing bathtub.

Coastal style bathroom with free standing tubPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


Vintage bathroom vanity in Maine coastal homePhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


Love this bedroom with its posts, beams, vertical white paneling and soft linen shades at the mullioned windows. The Jenny Lind bed is the perfect selection for this space with the soft blue comforter and nubby throw at the foot of the bed.

Vintage beach style bedroom with Jenny Lind bedPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


A kids bedroom features built-in bunk beds.

Built-in bunk beds in a kids bedroomPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


Another bathroom is beautifully tiled on both the walls and floor.

Beach style bathroom in blue and whitePhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


A seafoam green custom vanity adds just the right pop of color to the bathroom.

Vintage seafoam green vanity in beach style bathroomPhoto by John Buckley Architecture & Design


Many of the Maine Airbnb homes I’ve looked at are similar in style to this eclectic coastal style timber frame house by John Buckley Architecture + Design. I’m trying to go next year sometime. I hope you enjoyed today’s tour!


See More Coastal Style Homes:

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Coastal Style Cottage in Rhode Island

The Perfect Beach House in Coastal Hues


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  1. Love this home but would be a bit nervous with the windows along the banquette. Dangerous for children, and people could not lean back without the windows behind them. Just a design I would be cautious of.