Classic and Contemporary Family Retreat

A blending of traditional style and modern architecture makes for a magical North Carolina escape on the shore.

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Master Bath
Photographer: Annie Schlechter, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

Different Approach

Longtime lovers of traditional design, the Bells decided to take a leap of faith when they first met with the late architect Ligon Flynn. “We knew we wanted something different,” says Jackie. “It was paramount for us to live simply at the beach, without all the extra trappings or upkeep. Ligon dreamed up something more contemporary for us and sited it perfectly for the views.”

Get the look: The wallpaper in the bath is from Osborne & Little. The faucet is by Waterworks.


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