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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Photographer: Annie Schlechter, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

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As lovely as the interior spaces are, the outdoor spaces may be the biggest draw. Flynn and his associate, architect Virginia Woodruff, designed two covered decks—one screened and one open—ensuring that there will always be plenty of space for visitors to enjoy both the salt air and the inspiring sunsets. “It doesn’t matter if it’s raining or cloudy; it’s impossible to tire of the view from here,” says Jackie. “Whenever we have people over, it’s inevitable that that’s where they’ll end up. It’s really inviting and relaxing.”

Get the look: Seating on the porch is from Kingsley-Bate with fabric by Sunbrella.

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