A Jersey Shore Waterfront Home Is Reincarnated


traditional foyer entry blue door...

Painted with Drawing Room Blue from Farrow & Ball, the front door makes a handsome first impression in the front foyer and complements the light blue walls covered in Pratt & Lambert paint throughout the lower level. The rug and dresser are from homeowner Nancy Van Duyne's existing collection.

traditional great room blue accents...

A Merida rug defines the living area in the open great room that overlooks the water. The comfortable conversation area is furnished with a Bunny Williams sofa covered in Holland & Sherry fabric and a pair of custom armchairs covered in Idarica Gazzoni fabric from Harbinger in West Hollywood.

traditional kitchen blue cabinetry

Canvas light fixtures from Circa Lighting that resemble ditty bags often used by boaters make a nautical statement in the kitchen, as does the custom cabinetry painted in Duckling by Pratt & Lambert. The barstools are from Hollywood at Home in Los Angeles.

traditional kitchen blue glass-front cabinet

A glass-front cabinet with Schaub and Company's Chemin de Fer hardware displays glassware in the kitchen.

traditional kitchen blue cabinetry

The kitchen's Roman shades, made with Rebecca Atwood fabric from Nicky Rising in West Hollywood, repeat similar hues from the great room.

traditional bedroom mixed patterns neutral...

The mix of patterns in the master suite includes a rug from Stark and custom Roman shades and a headboard, both made from Bob Collins & Son's Carnival of Roses fabric in beige from Keith McCoy & Associates in West Hollywood. The bed linens are from Matouk, and the swing-arm lights in antique nickel are from Circa Lighting.

traditional bathroom blue accents mirrors...

A pair of bent-rattan mirrors from Serena & Lily evokes a beachy sensibility in the guest bathroom, which is illuminated by a flush-mount ceiling light and nickel sconces from RH. The vintage rug is from Harbinger.

traditional green bedroom petite sofa...

In the master suite, a petite sofa from the owner's existing collection has been revitalized with fabric (Luxor Jungle) by Lisa Fine from Hollywood at Home and is flanked by green-painted built-in cabinetry on either side. The ceramic garden stool is from Harbinger.

traditional bedroom purple two vintage...

Installed both vertically and horizontally, the custom beadboard in the guest bedroom has been painted in Brassica from Farrow & Ball. A raffia side table from Made Goods and a table lamp from Circa Lighting service both of the vintage wooden beds. The Roman shade is covered in fabric from Pindler.

traditional blue living room coffee...

A sofa from Harbinger, a pair of armchairs covered in velvet from Kravet and leather stools from Serena & Lily make the sun room overlooking the water an ideal place to enjoy cocktails with guests. The coffee table with a wood base and concrete top is from Mr. Brown London.

traditional dining room multi-colored sea...

The fabric on the dining area chairs from Noir in Gardena, California, bring in the colors from the great room and pop against the Holland & Sherry rug. The light fixture, custom wrapped in sea grass, is also from Noir.

traditional brown exterior entry Mantoloking...

Set on the Jersey Shore, the cedar Shingle-style house designed by architect John Lederer and built by general contractor Skip Applegate serves as the perfect refuge for the Washington, D.C.-based homeowner.

traditional porch sliding glass doors...

Sliding glass doors lead from the living room to a sunny enclosed porch that allows for enjoying the water views no matter what the weather.

traditional neutral outdoor dining sitting...

The owners enjoy taking meals or relaxing with cocktails on the waterside deck, which is furnished with a wood dining table and a set of matching metal chairs with comfortable seat cushions.

traditional exterior waterfront

Unlike the original house that stood for decades on the waterfront property, the new Shingle-style home has nearly every room situated directly on the water. "I've received nothing but compliments," Nancy says.

After her late father’s waterfront Jersey Shore home was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, Nancy Van Duyne decided to rebuild a new abode for herself and her daughter, as well as visiting extended family and friends.

To bring her vision of a new cedar shingle-style home to life, the Washington, D.C., resident brought in lifelong friend and designer Joe Lucas, as well as local architect John Lederer. “Nancy loves color,” Lucas explains. “And this is actually a pared-down version of what she might have normally gone for.”

Bold hues are present in elements such as the vibrant beadboard walls in the guest room and built-in cabinetry throughout the home. The walls in the great room, however, feature a lighter shade, which is offset by the patterned fabric on dining room chairs, as well as the blue-and-yellow armchairs.

Additionally, to maximize the views and add multiple spots to converse with guests, nearly every room in the house is positioned facing the water.

“There’s a method to the madness,” Lucas explains. “Everything has its own special vibe but plays nicely together.”