The winners of the 2010 Cottage & Town Awards in Rehoboth Beach ranged from extensive projects to a well-done color change, but they all preserved and beautified the town’s landscape.
Melissa and Blair Jones of 33 Park Avenue won the Residential Preservation/Renovation category. Theirs was an especially extensive project, yet the judges were impressed with how the homeowners incorporated the original structure. The judges also noted the extension of the porch along with the beautiful railing detail.
For the Commercial Preservation Award, the judges lauded the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society for its care of an iconic landmark in the town – The Rehoboth Beach Museum. This landmark is especially important as it is positioned at the city’s entrance. Bill Bahan, Harvey Waltersdorf, Paul Kuhns and Nancy Alexander of the Historical Society were recognized for their involvement in the museum’s design process.
Café Azafran at 18 Baltimore Street took home the award for Commercial Renovation for a reserved color change, a modification of its balcony and stair railing and the addition of a new outside deck.
The Holland residence at 105 New Castle Street captured the award for New Home Construction. The preservation of the area’s trees, including a magnificent pine at the entrance to the home, impressed the judges.
Albert Carter of 217 Stockley Street took home the award for the Landscape Renovation/New Plantings Award for his garden that includes a stone path and a waterfall.
Lee Mills, an artist and a long-standing member of the Rehoboth Beach Design Committee, and Jenny Barger, Rehoboth Beach Design Committee and Rehoboth Beach Main Street Executive Director, presented the bronze plaques to the winners on November 7 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.
Now in its 14th year, the contest was created to preserve the charm and unique architecture of the seaside town. Although 2010 had fewer entries than previous years, Barger and the rest of the design committee were grateful for all entries and everyone’s efforts to preserve Rehoboth Beach.
“We are so excited to have the town participate in this event. Thank you to all the residents and businesses of downtown Rehoboth Beach for showing interest and supporting this wonderful program promoting downtown beautification,” Barger said.
Rehoboth Beach Main Street committee members send out a special thanks to the event sponsors, Echelon Custom Homes, Salt Air for the delicious hors d”oeuvres and dessert, Dogfish Head for the donation of beer, and Stingray for water.
For more information about downtown Rehoboth Beach and Rehoboth Beach Main Street, please visit www.downtownrehoboth.com