Contemporary but Cozy

South Bethany home’s modern look is warmed by bright and fun features

By Lynn R. Parks | Photographs by Carolyn Watson
From the August 2017 issue

David and Carole Ethridge’s home in Chatham, N.J., about an hour’s train ride from Manhattan, was built in a traditional Colonial style. When the couple were planning to build a vacation home in coastal Sussex, they chose something very different, something that when they visited “would make us feel like we are on vacation,” Carole says.

So, their new home in South Bethany is a blend of modern (20th century) and contemporary (21st century) architecture — an irregular, angled structure with lots of large windows, cork tile siding and a dining area chandelier that visitors have said reminds them of the Russian satellite Sputnik.