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Beach Fench


Country Living at the Beach


  • Dramatic dining room with blown glass candelabra

  • Unique clock collection

  • Dairy cow gallery wall in office

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(Bethany Beach, DE, June 9th, 2023): (Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of previews of the homes that will be on display during the 31st Beach & Bay Cottage Tour to be held virtually July 16 through August 6, and for 5 preselected homes, in-person on July 26 and July 27.)

This 6,200 square foot home located by a pond on three tree-lined acres offered a blank canvas to the buyers to fully develop its potential for gracious indoor and outdoor entertaining. They began outside in 2020 by adding a pickle ball court, a large patio with pool, hot tub, built-in grill and bar plus dozens of additional trees and shrubs to create a comfortable outdoor oasis.

Inside the 2016 house the main floor includes a central living room surrounded by an adjoining TV room and bar, library, office and a formal dining room for good flow when entertaining. A casual breakfast room, sunroom and primary suite enjoy views of the backyard. Two en suite guest bedrooms complete the first floor while a full guest suite with a living room, kitchenette, workspace and gym occupies the upper level.

The homeowners have introduced a love of dramatic color into the formerly neutral interior, pairing teal in all of its variations with deep shades of terracotta. High ceilings offered the opportunity to showcase their extensive art collection as well as his collection of clocks and her wood architectural salvage pieces, bringing character and richness to the home. Believing that every room should have some whimsy they’ve included life-sized critters in both the formal living room and dining room.

Although they used to live in a waterfront beach house, they now enjoy having a home that feels as if it’s out in the country yet is wonderfully situated close to the beaches nearby, offering them the best of both worlds.

This is just one of the outstanding properties that will be viewed by those who purchase tickets for the 31st Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. Like all 10 homes on the 2023 tour, this home will be available to be seen virtually by holders of both Combo and Virtual tickets. Each of the 10 homes will feature a professionally produced video which will offer Tour patrons with a safe opportunity to view each home as often as they want from anywhere during the three-week virtual tour period. Special features include bird’s-eye drone video footage and the ability to view the Tour on any internet-enabled device.

The 31st Beach & Bay Cottage Tour is proudly presented by Leslie Kopp and the Leslie Kopp Group.

Combo tickets are $50 and Virtual-only tickets are $35. Combo tickets are strictly limited to 500 tickets for each of the two in-person days of the Tour. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit the Cottage Tour’s website at The Cottage Tour is produced by the Friends of the South Coastal Library. All net proceeds directly benefit the library’s operations.

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