Bayfront Paradise

We have the bayfront life we always imagined. From watching the sunrise, hearing the birds chirp, and taking photographs, it’s been a blessing.”

Christine Selzer

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Location: South Point Berlin, MD

Year built: 2020

Square footage: 3,400

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

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What Makes It Home – The Details.

Arriving in the circular driveway, home tourists will notice a space gray exterior with an intricate stone design at the base. The property around the house is well-groomed with fresh black mulch and irrigation supplied by Coastal Edge Landscape.

A few stairs lead up to the front door and a porch overlooking the property, all brainstormed by Brian and Christine themselves in collaboration with Nick Hoffman at Beachwood Builders.

Step inside the front door and you will be instantly wowed. With a light and airy aura, the space opens with an inviting living area packed with comfortable yet durable furnishings. The interior, designed by Tiffanie Adkins, follows a mostly navy, white, and grey theme with pops of orange accents. The main living space includes a fireplace with a television above and sliding glass doors that reveal a breathtaking view of the surrounding marshland.

Arriving in the circular driveway, home tourists will notice a space gray exterior with an intricate stone design at the base. A few stairs lead up to the front door and a porch overlooking the property, all brainstormed by Brian and Christine themselves in collaboration with Nick Hoffman at Beachwood Builders.

Step inside the front door and you will be instantly wowed. With a light and airy aura, the space opens with an inviting living area packed with comfortable yet durable furnishings. The interior, designed by Tiffanie Adkins, follows a mostly red, blue, and gray theme. The main living space includes a fireplace with a television above and sliding glass doors that reveal a breathtaking view of the surrounding marshland.

Also on the first floor is the magnificent kitchen that perfectly balances functionality and personality. Most unique are the light fixtures, especially the clear hanging globes perched above the island, keeping the space open. Light Cambria countertops complete both the main cabinets and the marble island. Many of the cabinets are white, while the island switches things up with navy blue cabinets and drawers. The kitchen also includes two sinks, one stylish farmhouse sink as well as a smaller one over the island. Truly a space for a pro chef, the large gas stove is complemented by intricate tiling above and a grand stainless steel hood. While the kitchen is a place for culinary creations, the floor-to-ceiling design also saves space for accessories, with some open and lighted cabinets for decorative dishes.

Also on the first floor is the magnificent kitchen that perfectly balances functionality and personality. Most unique are the light fixtures, especially the clear hanging globes perched above the island, keeping the space open. Light Cambria countertops complete both the main cabinets and the marble island. Many of the cabinets are white, while the island switches things up with navy blue cabinets and drawers. The kitchen also includes two sinks, one stylish farmhouse sink as well as a smaller one over the island. Truly a space for a pro chef, the large gas stove is complemented by intricate tiling above and a grand stainless steel hood. While the kitchen is a place for culinary creations, the floor-to-ceiling design also saves space for accessories, with some open and lighted cabinets for decorative dishes.

With a divine space to cook, there must also be a place to eat. Along with several stools situated at the island, guests gather at a ten-seat table located right off the kitchen. Past the table, there is another small living space with a sofa, loveseat, and additional television.

The grand prize goes to the screened-in porch, a place where anyone would want to rise and shine each morning. Offering a prime view of the wetlands and the Sinepuxent Bay, the landscape is simply unbelievable. The homeowners enjoy waking up to see the sunrise and feeling the bayside breeze in this space, where they spend most of their time. The porch opens completely back into the house with la cantina doors, allowing company scattered across the house to feel connected. 

Promoting one-floor living, the master bedroom is located on the home’s ground floor, along with a luxurious master bathroom. The bathroom includes a freestanding tub as well as a spacious shower. 

The upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are modern and stylish. Best of all, the home was constructed so that each bedroom is angled to have a picture-perfect view of the surrounding natural beauty. Additional highlights include an office and study room with extensive desk space that almost makes you want to work. Other areas are a game and fitness room as well as a mudroom hidden by a fashionable blue barn door. The home also includes rounded corners that encourage greater energy flow.

While the architecture and interior design are memorable, the home’s heart comes from its artwork, custom-made, mostly by mid-Atlantic artist Abbi Custis. From paintings of the nearby water, marshland, and even treats from Dolle’s Candyland, this home is designed for Eastern Shore living.

“I really did not want art pieces that everyone else had, and I could simply find at HomeGoods,” Selzer reflected. “I needed special pieces that meant something to us and added a pop of color.”

While the inside of the home is magnificent, its outdoor amenities and unique sights and sounds are what make it a must-see attraction. The home includes a massive pool designed by Trond’s Pool Construction. With the backdrop of the bay, wildlife, and plenty of green, a dip in the water on a hazy day redefines relaxation.

Speaking of the surroundings, one unmistakable sight in the marsh is a bottle tree, which Selzer researched vigorously during the building process. She learned that bottle trees are a Southern tradition and said to collect and keep out evil spirits. Thus, she figured she would not dare take down the tree!

Also intriguing is what sat on the property before the construction of the Selzer home. Two infamous shacks, where fishermen often stayed, lined the property. Years earlier, a ferry that headed straight for Assateague Island took off near the land, showing that the Selzer family is not the first nor last to enjoy this fabulous scenery.

Not everyone can wake up every morning in paradise, but that dream is a reality for the Selzer family. With a relaxing yet vibrant ambiance, their newly constructed home is undeniably a beacon for bayfront living.

Our Home Team:

Designer: Tiffanie Adkins

Landscaping: Coastal Edge Landscaping

Pool: Trond Pools

Featured Artist: Abbi Custis

Furniture : J Conn Scott

Outdoor Furniture: Casual Designs

Builder: Beechwood Inc.

Construction Loan: Taylor Bank

Home Portrait: Jackie Atkins

Florist: OP Garden Club

Writer: Logan Dubel