Cottage Modern

The cottage’s location was perfect, just yards off the Atlantic Ocean on Delaware’s sunny Bethany Beach. The house itself, built in the ‘80s, was cramped, dark and increasingly dated; it needed to be modernized with sensitivity, keeping in mind that it was, after all, still a modest bungalow on the beach. Barry had designed two other residences for the couple and knew what they needed – a place to entertain frequent family and guests, interiors that were open and welcoming, filled with color and light, a home that reflected the ocean and brought its beauty back inside.

Photos: Erik Kvalsvik