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Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013

The landscape provides new growth compatible with the existing flora, and at the dune’s apex, a reflection bench that looks north along the property line and west to the mainland. This is the view from one of four first floor bedroom suites aligned along a long corridor. While the relationship to the outdoors is tangible from these lower rooms, the grandeur of the setting comes to roost in the home’s great room — a combined formal dining area that adjoins the main living room. “As often as we can, we do houses that are only one-room deep so that you get light from both sides,” Woodruff says. “It makes a big difference.” Unobstructed ocean views are apparent from interiors and from a slender, partially covered deck on the east elevation. The trellis straddles the distance between two wings rising above the high-ceilinged great room on the west elevation. “Ligon … wanted to see down to the creek,” Woodruff says. An adjoining deck would have blocked the vertical view, Farlow says. “You wouldn’t be able to look down; you’d have to look straight out,” he explains. “That was a major sales issue,” Woodruff adds. “It really was very successful,” she says of the decision to locate the porches at opposite ends of the house. Screened porches and adjoining open decks define the outdoor spaces from these vantage points. One anchors the home’s north end kitchen wing and provides seating for dining al fresco. The second outdoor space is entered from the master suite vestibule. Because the clients requested a combined sitting room and home office in the master that also includes a bedchamber, bath- rooms and walk-in closets, their deck is entered separately, which can also be accessed from the living room. 64 WBM may 2013


Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2013
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