Bill and Susan Nussbaum’s Year-Round Rehoboth Beach House
A modern retreat in North Shores offers all the amenities.
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“We are so glad we kept the trees,” Bill Nussbaum says. “We can still see the water, yet the foliage gives us complete privacy.”
There’s no need to lug refreshments to the rooftop deck. A fridge, mini-bar and cupboard for glassware are at the ready, installed in a niche by the door that leads outdoors.
A screened veranda on the main floor is a peaceful retreat from insects and rainy afternoons.
“It is the best place in the world to take a nap,” he says.
Splendor in the Bath
The master bath in the Nussbaum house is awash in luxury.
An enormous walk-in shower shimmers with tiles in a mother-of-pearl finish. The wall is curved, an artistic counterpoint to the sharp angles and hard finishes traditionally found in bathrooms. The edge of the double vanity is undulating rather than straight. The countertop is Jakarta marble, a rosy exotic species found in Indonesia. A rainfall shower head creates the feeling of a tropical getaway.
“To me, each bathroom should be a piece of original art, with each one different,” Rzayev says.
Every bedroom in the house has an en suite bathroom, all with custom stone and tile work and such niceties as built-in niches for soaps and shampoos.
“As a hostess, it’s so nice to be able to say, ‘Here’s your bathroom,’” Susan Nussbaum says.
A Place of Their Own
The builder envisioned a room off the foyer as either a guest room or office. The Nussbaums transformed the room into a home theater, a favored retreat for the couple and their children, Rachel and Michael.
“It’s the perfect place to be on a rainy day at the beach in the summer and cold, windy day in the winter,” Bill Nussbaum says.