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Beach Fench


Influence of New Orleans throughout this Ocean Front Home


  • Expansive views of ocean

  • Artwork which contributes to the lively ambience

  • Bold powder room

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(Bethany Beach, DE, June 23rd, 2023): (Editor’s Note: This is the eighth 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.)

Built in 2022, this beautiful home sits on a pristine oceanfront lot belonging to the owner’s family since the 1960s. Guided by a vision to create a welcoming space for family and friends and an elegant but livable place for the owner’s eventual retirement, they describe their home as a traditional raised cottage filled with an eclectic mix of traditional, modern, antique, and coastal furnishings.

The home’s exterior harks back to southern influences. Shingles are painted “Tingle Pink” named after the friend who suggested the color. The exterior features crisp white pillars, edgings, and decorative porch railings. Gas lanterns made in New Orleans frame the entrance and the porch ceilings are painted haint blue.

True to their vision, the elevated second floor is a private haven for family and friends with ocean views, a gallery hallway, three guest room suites, and an inviting living room with a large wet bar, artwork, and exquisite furnishings.

On the third floor, breathtaking ocean vistas are the perfect canvas for an open floor plan designed for entertaining. Artwork enlivens party themes by paying tribute to icons in dance, music, and Mardi Gras. A can’t miss powder room is bold and fearless. The primary suite includes a private porch to relax and contemplate retirement.

This is just one of the outstanding properties that will be viewed by those who purchase tickets for the 31st Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. This week’s home is one of the 5 homes on the 31st tour that will be available for in-person tours by holders of Combo tickets. And, 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, and this week’s home is sponsored by Platinum sponsor, CRx Construction, who built this beautiful home.

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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