Built for Family - Cape May, NJ Interior Design by MDG

Built for Family

Cape May, NJ

Check out this beach home in Philly Home + Design Magazine!

This show-stopping beach home was a legacy vision by these clients. They wanted to build their beachfront dream in Cape May to create a space for their adult children and their growing families to gather year-round. Little did they know, everyone would fall in love with their new backyard oasis, which became the heart of the home.

These clients entertain friends and family frequently, so we wanted to create a seamless indoor/outdoor space. We conceived the outdoor room and pool area as one continuous space with a set of French pocket doors that allow nano doors to be opened wide while still maintaining the climate controls in the rest of the home. The bar makes setting up snacks and lunch a breeze for the family, and the play of the interior lounge and entertainment spaces with the exterior firepit and shaded poolside areas creates an ideal backyard oasis. All the fabrics and finishes are pool friendly too, so wet bathing suits are never a problem.

The expansive nano doors span the living and dining room allowing for beachfront indoor-to-outdoor entertaining. The soaring ceilings are accented with coffered details and a well-appointed kitchen and butler’s pantry are just the right size to cook a lobster feast. There’s also a cozy primary suite tucked behind the living room. So, the primary quarters, kitchen, living room, and dining room are all on the first floor, perfect for when our clients have the house to themselves, and an elevator makes this home accessible as these clients age in place. The second floor was designed with four ensuite bedrooms with balconies, for all the family members to occupy and a mobile-style chandelier leads up to the third floor where you are greeted with an ocean view for miles.

Having worked with these clients before, we already knew their expectations for their furnishings and the team was excited to use lots of color. When possible, we also used performance fabrics that make cleaning up a breeze!