You Can Pretend You Live There
|Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour July 6 - 7|
Eight Rehoboth area cottages will open their doors on July 6 and 7 from noon until 5:00 p.m. to benefit the Rehoboth Art League. The original purpose of The Cottage Tour of Art, which began 50 years ago, was to showcase Art League members works in summer cottages.
The homes presented on this years tour include:
16 Dover Street, The Pines: Owners Howard Menaker and Patrick Gossett have made major renovations to this cottage originally located on Rehoboth Avenue. A housewide kitchen/ sitting room with a full wall of cupboard space and whimsically lit coffee corner leads to a formal dining room. Also featured is a massive bedroom suite with glorious windows.
71 Columbia Avenue, The Pines: An enchanting entry under a blooming arbor prefigures the charm of this cottage owned by John and Ellie OToole. Built more than 80 years ago, only a few additions have been made, most recently an upstairs studio for Mr. OTooles painting pursuits. Enjoy the cool comfort and restfulness of the fine garden.
60 Park Avenue, The Pines: A gated mini-courtyard and broad steps are embraced by old dogwood limbs and guarded by a funky iron maiden in the garden. The owners Lee Walters and Fernando Ferre have chosen to paint in many shades of "greige" both inside and out for a restful ambiance. Paintings by Laura Hickman and Tom Wilson are not to be missed.
28 Columbia Avenue, The Pines: This sunny yellow home, owned by Robert and Megan ORourke, has a Victorian flavor thanks to beaded white gingerbread on the front porch and arbored gateway to the side yard. Lots of star shapes both inside and out, and lots of red, white and blue gives this delightful home a very patriotic feeling.
31 Olive Avenue: This "cottage" originally stood oceanfront beside the old Henlopen Hotel but was moved to its present location sometime in the second decade of this century. The new owners Scollay Petry, Mickey MacIntyre and Ralph Santora are carefully restoring this architectural gem back to its original grandeur.
Two Breezy Point, The Glade: From the fine formality of its brick and columned exterior manicured setting to the enjoyment of its pond side deck, the home of John and Nancy Barlow reflects their travels and lifes work. A mix of artifacts from many lands and work of local artists fill the considerable space within this home.
One Gordons Pond Drive, The Glade: Here is a "cottage" to tour for the art! Works by Marilyn Bauman, Laura Hickman, Jack Lewis, Joe Santangelo and Charles Palmer are among the owners collection with a dramatic touch. His glass-walled garden room is a prime example.
131 East Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club: B.J. and Joanne McGregor have finely teamed their professional design and construction abilities to create their retirement home. Mementos from their travels blend well with family heirlooms, antiques and carefully selected fabrics and paints.
Cottage Tour tickets are $15 and available from the Art League, several locations around town, and at each tour site (only on the day of the tour). Advance ticket purchase is recommended. This is an adult function, sorry, no children under age 12. For additional information, please call the Art League at 302-227-8408.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 9, No. 8, July 2, 1999