Beech Street Cottage – Summer Rest, Wilmington, North Carolina

A home is a reflection of the inhabitants. This is the story of two empty nesters who were ready to settle down and build their forever home. After four attempts to purchase property in Wilmington, the couple’s realtor presented the perfect lot on Beech Street, right off of Summer Rest Rd. The wide and deep, rectangular lot is a very natural wooded space that is high in elevation – allowing for mostly first floor living, with an open concept floorplan that flows seamlessly between each space. The home reflects the relaxed, coastal location with a cozy and elegant cottage feel that embraces the outdoor living spaces. The second floor allows for massing and rooflines to create architectural interest and accentuate the coastal cottage design as well as providing space for family and a fun bunk room for the nieces and nephews. The homeowners now have the perfect amount of beautiful and functional space – not too much for just the two of them, but plenty for hosting friends, family, and their son when he visits from college.

Photography: Joshua Curry

Categories: Craftsman, Cottage, Coastal