Dream Home: Creating an Ocean City oasis
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Picture a narrow lane on the Assawoman Bay in North Ocean City, where mansions of differing styles are year-round residences. Dr. Bill Allen, an Ocean City dentist, lives in one of these homes with an exterior design of his own choosing.

“I wanted a Northern Atlantic, Nantucket-style cottage — coastal but not beach-y,” he said.

To build his dream home, Allen hired the Salisbury architectural and construction firm of Becker Morgan Group, which began work in July 2007 on the third of an acre he had been holding onto for 15 years.

Allen, who moved from an oceanfront condominium to his 10,000-square-foot home, calls his new house “a quieter place, with less building restrictions.”

Becker Morgan’s team, headed by architect Chris Pattey, designed a three-story home for him fronting the bay; from the kitchen at the street side of the house, pleasure craft on the water look like they could crash into the deck running along the water side of the 80-by-120-foot dwelling.

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