Coastal dining rooms offer the perfect setting to express your personal style. From room design to furnishings, they transform gatherings into memorable events. Be it holiday feasts, summer soirees, or cozy dinner parties, find inspiration in these coastal spaces. We’ve hand-picked a few dining rooms from McPhee Associates’ recent custom home builds or renovation projects. These coastal homes range from classic to contemporary to rustic—all perfect for entertaining.
Buzzards Bay Overlook | Falmouth, MA
Step into the dining room of one of our favorite Cape Cod new construction homes, where shiplap and navy accents create a coastal-inspired atmosphere. Open to the kitchen, this dining room is a warm and inviting space for family gatherings and entertaining. A custom-built light oak storage bar centers the room, framing an original painting by Provincetown artist Anne Packard.
Simplicity on the Sound | Harwich Port, MA
Located in Harwich Port, this award-winning custom-built beach house offers an unobstructed flow of space from the kitchen to the dining area to to the living room. This allows natural light to cascade through the large windows into the full space. You’ll be enchanted by breathtaking ocean views of Hyannis Sound while preparing food or enjoying it in this casual dining area.
Historic Chatham | Chatham, MA
This formal Chatham dining room is separate from the kitchen, in keeping with the historic character of this complete renovation. The dining room boasts an intimate atmosphere, making it the perfect hub for family gatherings or entertaining. A built-in china cabinet and wide-plank flooring add to the historic charm.
Beachfront on Pilings | West Dennis, MA
Here’s another one of our Cape Cod dining rooms in a custom-built home that effortlessly merges with the open kitchen, creating a bright and inviting space. This dining area has a dramatic iron light fixture that matches the pendants over the kitchen island. Large glass doors lead to an outdoor deck for grilling and entertaining while enjoying the ocean views.
Windward Village Lot 7 | East Dennis, MA
Here, a cozy Cape Cod dining room in Windward Village harmoniously connects with the kitchen and adjoining living room. This smaller dining area, thoughtfully designed, exudes a sense of comfort without overwhelming the room. Warmer tones and natural accents, like wood and wicker, paired with custom milled trim create a welcoming atmosphere with Cape Cod charm.
Allen Harbor Jewel | Harwich Port, MA
This Harwich Port dining room in a custom-built waterfront home is a stand-alone space that exudes sophistication with a vintage vibe. The elegant space features tasteful seaside-inspired décor, creating a serene coastal ambiance. Pendant lighting gracefully illuminates the room, making it the perfect setting for refined gatherings.
Harbor Bluffs | Hyannis Harbor, MA
Welcome to another one of our Cape Cod dining rooms with an enchanting view that takes center stage. Set beside expansive wall-to-wall windows, this space in a custom-built home offers an unobstructed view of Hyannis Harbor, filling the room with abundant natural light. The easy flow into the kitchen ensures you enjoy every meal in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Sophisticated Second Home | Brewster, MA
Entering this Brewster dining room, you’ll immediately feel the timeless sophistication. The space has a feel of old-world charm, featuring an accent stone wall that adds a sense of grandeur. Warm and inviting tones, custom millwork and original artwork create a refined and welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect setting for elegant gatherings and memorable meals.
New Fashioned on Little Harbor | Cohasset, MA
Nestled in Cohasset, this simple dining room is where understated elegance reigns. This small yet inviting space, surrounded by large windows, embraces a minimalist approach to décor. Its contemporary design here, and throughout this full renovation, exudes a timeless charm, allowing the beauty of South Shore’s surroundings to take center stage.
Timeless Remodel on Saquatucket Bluffs | Harwich Port, MA
Step into a dining room with a simple design that exudes elegance. Gray walls are a versatile backdrop, while brushed gold light fixtures provide comfort to the space of this fully remodeled home. A natural wood tabletop with contemporary accents brings a harmonious blend of rustic and modern elements.
Classic Ranch | East Dennis, MA
In this East Dennis full home renovation, a smaller dining space is situated within an open-concept floor plan, showcasing an efficient design. A round table optimizes the space and fosters an intimate atmosphere for gatherings. Green and gold accents provide a delightful pop of color, infusing the room with character and charm.
Coastal Farmhouse Revival | East Dennis, MA
Welcome to this East Dennis kitchen, featuring a large island that’s the heart of the space in this award-winning historic home renovation. Its farmhouse-style design offers ample room for casual dining, blending rustic wood tones with industrial finishes. Nearby, a smaller breakfast nook provides a cozy spot for morning coffee, completing this charming kitchen.
Oasis on Arey's Pond | Orleans, MA
Another one of our favorite Cape Cod dining rooms evokes a sense of charm and warmth. The space features a captivating brick fireplace that stands as the heart of the room. Wooden beams and wide-plank flooring throughout add an authentic, old-world character to this home renovation. Combining traditional design with the cozy ambiance of a classic lodge creates the perfect setting for hearty meals and memorable gatherings.
Contemporary Net Zero Beach Compound | West Dennis, MA
Welcome to a modern dining room that’s a vibrant expression of contemporary design in a net zero home design by A3 Architects and built by McPhee Associates. The space, anchored by an abstract area rug, sets the tone for an artful and dynamic atmosphere. Pops of color, a sleek modern table, chairs, and a stand-out chandelier infuse the room with chic sophistication.