Family Style-Kitchen

The kitchen accommodates lots of cooks. “We are a family of chefs,” designer and homeowner Barbara Batesko says.

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Family Style-Exterior

Designer Barbara Batesko spent summers at the Jersey Shore when she was a child and wanted to re-create that experience for her own children. Her Avon-by-the-Sea home serves as both […]

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Family Style-Kitchen sink

The kitchen is equipped with two sinks. This one is in the perimeter cabinetry, the other is in the island.

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Down by the Lake-Hallway

A picture light and new board-and-batten walls up the charm factor in the hallway leading to the bathroom and bedroom.

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Down by the Lake-Office

Replacing a door with a wall of windows transformed the home office and redirected traffic flow to the outdoors through the main living area. “The executive desk was designed using […]

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Family Style-Pantry

Swinging doors to the pantry feature a porthole-shaped window. A custom desk fits nicely into the niche leading from the kitchen.

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History Revisited-Dining Room

In the dining room, the homeowners’ existing table and chairs lean traditional, while the new steel-and-glass cabinets add a modern touch.

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Down by the Lake-Bathroom

Made wider to accommodate aging-in-place needs, the refurbished bathroom is fitted with a double sink, curbless steam shower and timeless touches. The custom vanity is made of reclaimed white oak.

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