home of distinction TThe flooring in the dining, kitchen and living area is laser-cut travertine
tile, installed by Andy English of Apex Tile.
“This is where the skill comes in,” Jim says. “You can’t find a lip anywhere.
It’s indestructible and gives you the beach feel. I love hardwood, but we
wanted something different.”
Great views of the water can been seen from every seat at the dining table.
“We don’t have a formal living room or a formal dining room,” Kristen
says. “We just wanted it all to be comfortable.”
Kristen chose the pillows in the dining room to add pops of color. The
natural light continues upstairs and highlights a barn door entry to a
guest suite, handcrafted from sapele wood by a friend in Raleigh.
“The barn door was an advance housewarming present from my great
friend Steve,” Jim says. “He provided the shop and craftsmanship and I
the labor and design.”
WBM november 2017