Have you seen the House at Blue Water Hill (2007) by Robert A. M. Stern?  If you haven't, it is truly magnificent (which should come as no surprise since Mr. Stern designed it).  I've posted a few screenshots below, but you can visit RAMSA.com for more photos...
House at Blue Water Hill, shingle style home designed by master architect, Robert A. M. Stern, features wrap around porch and magnificent ocean views, coastal home
Look at how the home is situated.  The blue hydrangeas complement the facade... 

The rear facade and outdoor living area of the House at Blue Water Hill by master architect Robert A. M. Stern, with its beautiful pool area and flagstone patio.
An inviting outdoor living area, featuring terraces, porches, pool, etc.
The view, the woodwork, the fireplace, the sense of intimacy -- need I say more?
And speaking of a view... 
A breakfast room adjoins the kitchen (with pale painted blue cabinetry. 
The staircase.... 
The entrance hall... A truly spectacular home!

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