Northshore Magazine

May / June 2015

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135 Timberlane, Inc. • 150 Domorah Drive Montgomeryville, PA 18936 • 800 250 2221 WWW.FINESHUTTERS.COM/NORTHSHORE Available in Maintenance-Free Endurian TM and Premium Wood ou don't put just any shutters on a home such as this. You choose Timberlane. While most people love their look, to you, the beauty's in the details. In the clear, kiln-dried western red cedar. e mortise and tenon joinery. e copper capping to protect joints from moisture. e knowledge that their beauty will endure. And, that they are custom made to match the most exacting of standards and the most discriminating of tastes. Y To preserve the view from the house to the sea, Shurcliff proposed land sculpting, a technique that cuts into the land to terrace it. The pool and pavilions were built at the base of one of the terraces, hiding them from sight from the house, Murray says. Walking through the restored Casino complex today, it's hard to imagine that just a few years ago, the site was falling into ruin, with boarded-up windows, a col- lapsed roof, and historic concrete losing its structural integrity and crumbling. Despite its original beauty, 100 years of the hostile coastal New England elements of salt and storm had taken their toll. "It became clear that we had to do something," Mur- ray says. With only routine maintenance, "over time it would be a ruin." The Trustees spent several years replanting hun- dreds of trees, restoring statuaries, and refurbishing an underground cistern and rainwater harvesting system to improve the Grand Allée. Next on the restoration The Casino complex is hidden from view—an intentional design feature.

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