Colorful Craftsman-Style Cottage

Colorful Craftsman-Style Cottage

Text by Mary-Kate Sherer | Photography by Kristopher Gerner

These homeowners left the rush of a bustling Northern city for leisurely living on the coast.

When Karl and Julie Chortanoff decided to embark on a fresh start, they knew what they wanted: a Craftsman-style cottage near the coast. A quick Internet search brought the Chortanoffs straight to The Cottages at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. They took an overnight visit and fell in love. The couple left their traditional two-story home near Hersheypark in Pennsylvania for a one-story, three-bedroom coastal cottage nestled in the heart of the charming cottage community.

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