NJ Beach House: Painstaking detail went into designing the home. “Each piece was mocked up first, and many changes were made before we had the perfect ratio,” says designer/homeowner Kirstin Schultz. Painting the Craftsman-style millwork white—instead of the traditional stained finish—better suits the light and airy mood of a beach home. Contrasting dark-stained oak floors, laid on a 45-degree angle, juxtaposes the very straight lines of the recessed panels and trimwork, she says.
“The doors in the stairway with wavy glass are original to the house and point to the functionality designers favored in the 1920s. They keep the cooling and heating regulated between the downstairs and the two bedrooms and bath upstairs.”