MYRTLE GROVE — Modern coastal design aims for simple elegance and creating a safe haven from the hectic pace of modern life — and that’s what this house, set near the Intracoastal, is intended to embody.
Owners Iain Fergusson and his wife worked with architect Scott Ogden of B+O DESIGN STUDIO and the result, according to real estate agent Jessica Edwards, is an “incredible home with a modern flair.”
Ogden described the home as a “Contemporary ranch, or retro Brady Bunch redux, in the best sense of those terms.”
He went on to say, “From the front, it is an updated, but somewhat conventional seventies style, split-level that’s reserved to the street. However, from the inside and from the back; an open-plan, loft-style family-oriented house, with unique zones for different activities that embraces a beautiful lot & natural setting.”
The four bedroom, four bath home is over 3000 square feet, has a custom gourmet kitchen, a ground floor recreation room, a private pool, and a tree house.
Fergusson said, “It’s adjacent to the newly refurbished neighborhood tennis court, feels like having a private court with the house, as it’s rarely used!”
Asked if the family has a favorite room, Edwards said, “The kids would say the rec room or the treehouse – for obvious reasons. Mom says the bathroom with its high ceiling, the lighting, and the Nelson Bubble overhead. Dad says the kitchen. He loves the big island and all the glass overlooking the pool.”
The home sits on a large, private lot surrounded by oak trees and a small creek. Fergusson said this connection to nature played a big part in their decision to purchase the home.
“The privacy, quiet and water access, our home has access to two deep water slips, we are 30 seconds from the Intracoastal, and you can go from the house to Masonboro in less than 15 minutes,” Fergusson said, adding, “I’ve timed it!”