Beach & Bay Cottage Tour Sneak Peek No. 8 — Salt Pond retreat

Date Published: 
June 23, 2017

(Editor’s note: This is the eighth 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 and 27, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.)

When the owners of this home moved from Arlington, Va., and made the transition to become full-time Coastal Point • Submitted The view from above shows off a well-appointed living area in this Salt Pond home.Coastal Point • Submitted The view from above shows off a well-appointed living area in this Salt Pond home.Bethany Beach-area residents last year, the owner began the process of transforming their beach home into their permanent residence.

Her aim was to keep the home light and airy but still homey and comfortable, warmed by darker wood tones that reflect their former life but softened by a palette of blue and tan to reflect their new life at the beach. Treasured heirlooms and antiques blend seamlessly with coastal styling to create the balance she’d planned.

Situated on a corner lot, the four-bedroom home boasts more than 800 square feet of porches and decks, and is perfect for handling their two dogs and four active grandsons. A spacious kitchen anchors the home and is flanked by a sunny breakfast nook and a formal dining room.

A mudroom, conveniently located off the rear deck, offers a laundry and great storage. Multiple roof lines, designed to accommodate a side-entry garage, also provide visual interest from every angle on the exterior of the home, with dormers, awning windows and a cupola to add to the charm.

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 The Cottage Tour is sponsored by the Friends of the South Coastal Library, and proceeds directly benefit the library’s operations.