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home of distinction 75 TThe sound of water flowing over and under rocks drifts into the house, encouraging time spent outside. A playful path of stone bridges and miniature waterfalls leads to the picturesque deck that overlooks private docks and Motts Channel. Serenity awaits every time the Cimaglias visit their Wrightsville Beach home. The winding water garden, which includes stone bridges and soft plants, was purposely designed to disguise storm water runoff and add curves to the landscape. “The landscaping gives us privacy and personal enjoyment. The pergola leads to a walkway that has a path that is enjoyable to walk through and the water garden is a unique feature from the inside and outside,” Ann Cimaglia says. “This was about discovery,” interior designer Pam Macior says. “I wanted everyone to dis-cover something unexpected as they turned each corner. I wanted the front door to be discovered and not be screaming at you when there was such a beautiful landscape and views of the water. The sound of the water just cools you off.” Macior worked with Landscapes Unique’s Tracy McCullen to create a dynamic backyard. A small pergola draws guests from the driveway of the typically narrow Wrightsville lot to its front door. It softens the entrance and leads to a flowering oasis that engages all senses. The pineapple on top of the ipe wood pergola reflects the symbol of Southern hospitality. The high level of detail on the exterior was part of a major addition and renovation the homeowners completed in 2008. The cedar shakes were hand dipped and vary in width and height, a custom pattern Macior designed. Handmade copper gutters add authenticity while mahogany ceilings and railing caps add depth and contrast to the ipe wood floors used on each of the four balconies that were added to the home. www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM


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