Bill and Susan Nussbaum’s Year-Round Rehoboth Beach House
A modern retreat in North Shores offers all the amenities.
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The peaked, soaring ceiling is crafted from tongue-in-groove wood, reminiscent of a lakeside getaway but with a fresh interpretation. The planks are set in a herringbone pattern.
“It reminds me of a cottage in northern Michigan,” she says.
Seating is upholstered in velvety deep blue, a comfy place to settle in with a book. Lamps with mercury glass bases add subtle shimmer.
“It’s not a beachy blue,” she says. “It’s warmer, cozier.”
The Nussbaums bought the white wicker end tables more than 20 years ago for their first home. The rustic texture and compact size make the tables the perfect fit for the kick-back feeling they wanted to achieve in the space.
“We just dusted them off and spray painted them,” she says.
The striking abstract painting of flowers blossomed from the imagination of Ward Ellinger, an artist who owns a gallery in Rehoboth.
“Even in winter, there’s a reminder of the garden,” she says.
A Bird’s-Eye View
At his own home, Rzayev unwinds at the end of the day in the soothing open air.
“I go to the top deck of my house, sit down with a drink and look at the stars,” he says.
He envisioned the owners of the North Shores house enjoying a similar experience. Before he started drawing designs for the house, Rzayev brought in a crane that would give him a bird’s-eye view of the property. That enabled him to find the sweet spot, the place where the family can take in the most expansive vistas.
From the highest deck, the Nussbaums can see pines lining the inlet and sunsets over the marsh, as well as ocean views.