Bill and Susan Nussbaum’s Year-Round Rehoboth Beach House
A modern retreat in North Shores offers all the amenities.
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Bill Nussbaum enjoyed an idyllic boyhood summering in the laid-back North Shores community in Rehoboth Beach.
His longtime dream was to extend that warm and wonderful experience to his wife, Susan, and their two children—and to the grandchildren that will some day join the family.
“We wanted a place our grown-up kids could come back to, year after year,” Bill Nussbaum says. “I had a great childhood here, and I want to keep that tradition going for future generations.”
The Nussbaums, whose primary home is in suburban Washington, D.C., also wanted to spend more time at the beach. They envisioned a year-round retreat that would be just as relaxing on a snowy winter night as it is at the height of summer.
Having a large, inviting home was especially important for these soon-to-be empty nesters, who also take tremendous pleasure in sharing their getaway with friends.
They found it in a nearly completed spec house, ideally sited just a few doors down the street from Nussbaum’s mother.
In addition to the tranquil setting, the property offered a slip on the yacht basin inlet for the family’s boat.
The lot is pie-shaped, with the widest section fronting the water. That offered exciting design opportunities for the builder and architect, Yavar Rzayev, founder of The Great House in Rehoboth.
“I designed it so that every room has a water view,” Rzayev says. “Even the bedrooms on the front of the house have a view.”