The Coastal Star

Peek inside 10 of Delray Beach’s

most beautiful coastal homes

during the annual home tour.

A nook in the upstairs guest suite at Steve and Lori Leveen’s house combines tongue-and-groove ceiling,

open beams and a nautical feel to complement its Intracoastal location.

Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

Built three years ago, Lori Peck’s home has a cottage feel, including cozy window bays.

One of her two dogs, Rocco Taco, sits in the bay.

Claire Hansen’s brick home has a green-eyed grasshopper

weather vane in the front fenced-in courtyard.

    Ten gorgeous homes from the city’s northern beach area will be open for viewing during the 2017 Delray Beach Home Tour on March 9. Guests will have a rare glimpse into a variety of design and architectural styles, from old Florida cottages to stunning oceanfront estates. A luncheon on a tranquil waterfront property is part of the deal.
    The tour started 16 years ago when board members of the Delray Beach-based Achievement Centers for Children & Families needed an idea for fundraising. Since then, the tours have raised more than $1.1 million for the organization.
    “The home tour has not only become a signature Achievement Centers event but one the community looks forward to,” says event co-chairwoman Kari Shipley, a board member and longtime supporter of the centers.
— Mary Thurwachter

An open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and vent hood is a focal point

of Karen Williams’ remodeled cottage.

Tom and Lori Cunnington’s house on North Ocean Boulevard, which boasts this soaring living room,

underwent significant interior remodeling in the past few years.

A whimsical metal chair for two sits in a side courtyard at the home of Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein.

Artist models perched on a tree trunk and glass table greet visitors at the home of Josh and Kate Littlefield.

The staircase at Renie and Bruce Shandler’s house has vintage fixtures.

Symmetrical decorating and ceiling beams highlight Gerard and Laura Mastroianni’s

master bedroom, which has a view of the pool.

A combination of palm trees, gumbo limbo, bromeliads

and grasses makes Marc Schiller’s pool garden a cool oasis.

The 2017 Delray Beach Home Tour

    Ten homeowners will open their doors, giving a rare glimpse into a variety of design and architectural styles. Event includes a luncheon on a waterfront property and a raffle with chances to win spa services, dining certificates and décor items, as well as a silent auction for Caribbean vacations, artwork and luxury home goods.
    When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9
    Where: The northern beach area of Delray Beach
    Tickets: $100 per person. Includes a tour through distinctive residences, complimentary parking and trolley service between homes. For tickets, visit or call Elena Trowell, 266-0003, ext. 14.
    Benefit: Proceeds go to Achievement Centers for Children & Families, a community-based organization dedicated to serving low-income children and families.
    Sponsors: Presenting sponsor Seagate Hotel & Spa and luncheon sponsor Delray Buick GMC are joined by trolley sponsors Lost Craft Builders, Ocean Properties Hotels Resorts & Affiliates, the Porten Family and Katherine and Josh Littlefield. Home sponsors include Corcoran Group; Engel & Volkers; Mouw Associates Inc.; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eaton; Northern Trust; Premier Estate Properties broker associates Judi Lukens and Kim Lekas and Pascal Liguori and Antonio Liguori; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.; Seaside Builders; The Fite Group Luxury Homes; and Varga Homes. Tour sponsors include Coldwell Banker, Mrs. Gerry Ehrlich, JAG Insurance Group, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Finn, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. Michael FitzSimons, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tomenson Jr., PCN Development Inc. , Scirocco Group Insurance, The Colony Hotel & Cabana Club, the Tiernan Family, and Chip Williams of Williams Financial Services Inc.

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