(Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 26th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 26-27, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)
This local builder’s dream since college was to live east of Route 1 in North Bethany. She finally made it in 2016, with the construction of her 6,500-square-foot, six-bedroom home in North Bethany, just a short block from the beach.
The house has been filled with family members and friends ever since.
The inverted floor plan offers privacy and space for both her and her guests, with a main living area separating their quarters from hers. The master suite tops it all, with an ocean view retreat that includes a fireside sitting room and an expansive marble master bath. The beach-themed décor is both casual and classic. Touches include numbered dining chairs, a scattering of colorful surfboards and a game room with a custom pool table designed by the owner.
Having grown up in a family of builders that spans four generations, she has honed her skills over time and developed a personal style that is distinguished by design features seen in many of her homes in the area.
Signature elements include 8-foot raised panel bedroom doors, coffered ceilings, sliding barn doors, picture-frame patterned stairwell landings and the use of weathered wood accents, all found in this home and familiar to those who visited the owner’s South Bethany home on the 2013 tour.
This is just one of the properties that will be open to those who purchase tickets for the 26th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour.
Tickets, priced at $30, may be purchased at the South Coastal Library or through the Cottage Tour’s website at www.beachandbaycottagetour.com. The Cottage Tour is sponsored by the Friends of the South Coastal Library, and proceeds directly benefit the library’s operations.