The stair railing, black and sea-like, is impossible to miss. It is a cus-tom
piece done by R. Mended Metals in Wilmington, a husband-and-wife
duo who design with a style inspired by the ocean, making it perfect
for this home as it captures the more modern look while retaining just a
touch of coastal.
The upstairs mimics the openness of the front entrance, with an entire
back wall of floor-length windowed doors that let the kitchen and living
space bask in sunlight, providing just a small taste of the salt marsh out-side.
The doors open up to a back porch, giving way to a somehow even
more serene view of the long dock, salt marsh and local wildlife. “It’s like
looking at a living picture,” Todd says.
FTER a quick walk up the front porch, one is immediately
welcomed into a cozy yet open space, space that
contrasts the exterior — inside the home, everything
feels open and breezy. Outside, everything feels
Quinn knows the real treat is on the top floor, so he is quick to turn
your attention upward.
“When you’re looking at an upside-down house like this one, we have
two things going on: you don’t want people coming into a cave, and
you have got to get people looking up; they have to be invited upstairs,”
Quinn says. “Between the light and the stair rail, that’s what is going on.”
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