Feature Friday: Cristi’s Coastal Inspired Utah Dream Home

In case you haven’t seen this beautiful dream home in blogland yet, let me introduce you to Cristi and her husband, Jeff, who recently completed building their coastal inspired dream home in Utah.  With inspiration pulled from both Hawaii and the Hamptons, this house is truly awe inspiring and will make you drop your jaw big time.

I did!  This is truly one of the prettiest homes I’ve ever seen.

Instead of writing Cristi and Jeff’s story all over again, please go over to Erin’s House of Turquoise, who first wrote about this beautiful home for all the details on how it came to be.  There are lots of particulars in her posts about the builder, designer, as well as product information.

For the entire lineup of beautiful pics, go over to Cristi’s Facebook page.

Cristi is also a super talented photographer and has her own business, Hiya Papaya with friend and partner, Jessi.  Wait til you see these girls’ work!   Blown away beautiful photos.

Is this stunning or what?

Get a load of the details on this house.  You can see how the Hampton’s influenced decisions made, with those weathered gray shakes.  Wow, I love it!

That aqua door and shutters really sets it off.

What an entryway this is.

Have you ever seen such a beautiful chandy?

Cristi is a super talented photographer and took all these pics.

Beautiful coastal cottage style.

So much eye candy to look at.

Lovely green and white bathroom.

A WOW kind of kitchen!

Love these vintage pieces of furniture too.

Can you stand how gorgeous this kitchen is?

The attention to detail is amazing.

Just an outstanding house.

They spent a year and 1/2 building and designing.

and they must be so excited to live in this space.

Wow keeps coming to mind.

Breakfast area.

Aqua and yellow bathroom.

There are a ton more pics over at Cristi’s Facebook page, so be sure and go over there. And if you want lots more info about the house and products, visit Erin at House of Turquoise.

Did you love this house tour as much as I did?

- Rhoda


  1. My jaw is still a-hurtin-somethin-horrible ’cause it dropped SO FAST AND SO HARD to the ground when I saw this house!

    I hope that you are great!!!! I’ve been mostly out of the loop for the past 10 days traveling to go see/bring home my oldest daughter and am so excited to catch back up with you!


  2. absolutely stunning, Rhonda! I love everything about it!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. How do you comment on that place? Wow! The green bench, the aqua accents, the shots of chartreuse…fabulous.

  4. O.M.G. that house is gorgeous!!!! Absolutely STUNNING.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Maureen says:

    What a fabulous house.

  6. When I first saw that house on House of Turquoise, my jaw dropped as well. It’s stunning. The most gorgeous house I’ve seen on blogland yet.

    I could move in and wouldn’t have to change a single thing. It’s perfect!

  7. Okay, I’m totally ready to move into this house. It’s gor-geous!!! I have to bookmark this for inspiration. Love, love, love. Can you tell I’m totally gushing over this place?

    🙂 Jen

  8. Rhoda,
    One word comes to mind — WOW!
    Your Friend,

  9. Hey, Rhoda! I’ve seen this house before and it certainly deserves a second, third and fourth look! LOVE it.

    Sorry I couldn’t spend more time shopping and exploring Woodstock more yesterday. We spent 2 1/2 hours at the pool, and the girls got to see so many of their “old friends” from Johnson Ferry.

    Thanks for a great visit. I enjoyed talking and getting to know you better! I really hope some of the connections you made at the shops help get you back into doing what you love, decorating!

    God bless you, sweet woman!

  10. Elizabeth H says:

    Just beautiful and I love all the colors.

  11. Hi Rhoda,
    Thanks so much for sharing this home and linking to my blog!! It’s truly one of the most incredible homes I’ve ever laid eyes on. Not only that, but Cristi is just the sweetest person too!

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  12. Wow…just WOW! If that was my home I would wake up every morning and pinch myself that I actually got to live there. And then I would go into every room and just admire the beauty all day. ~jealous

  13. Thank you for the lovely feature, Rhoda! And yes, we actually ARE pinching ourselves every single day that we get to live here!! After years and years of dreaming and saving and then the long building process, it almost doesn’t seem real yet. Thanks for all the nice comments!

    • Cristi, sorry I spelled your name wrong! I think I fixed them all. It happens to me all the time too. Thanks for letting me share your beautiful & inspiring home!!

  14. That IS one of the prettiest houses I ahve ever seen. The ONLY, and I mean only thinkg I didn’t care for was the bright yellow in the one bath. GORGEOUS home. Lucky them! XO, Pinky

  15. This house brought be right back to my childhood. I wrote a blog post about the story behind it. http://madebymeg.net/blog/mcconaughey-dawn-and-liz-thats-a-wrap/

  16. Hi Rhoda,
    Amazing pictures of a beautiful home..I love the pops of color (blue). So much warmth. I am new to your blog. Will visit again..Thank you!


  17. So happy to have come across your blog, I am a new follower. This house is amazing!! I love all the pops of color with the neutral background. Amazing!!

  18. Stunning!! Hey Rhoda will you do me a favor and spread the news about our giveaway for a $500 gift certificate to our site for a custom initial rug?

  19. Amazing. I cannot believe a house like this exists! This has really inspired me and I cannot wait to incoporate some tourquoise into my life!

  20. wow, WoW and W O W ! Incredibly beautiful. Now I feel like poor white trash 🙁 So many ideas to steal from it.

  21. Impossible to decide which room I love the most. The yellow and aqua bathroom is so fun and all the floors and rugs are AMAZING! Thanks for showing us Cristi’s home…I want to take my time and go through it again.


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