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Sail Away Wide-plank wire-brushed oak flooring, plus custom wood treads and trim, warms up white shiplap in the entryway and stairwell of this beachy North Vancouver home.

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DAY AT THE BEACH

If you love the beach, why leave? How one family brought the summer cottage feel home to the North Shore. by

Julia Dilworth

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Kyoko Fierro

THE FRONT DOOR SWINGS OPEN and you’re greeted with fresh white walls of nautical-inspired shiplap —it’s the perfect introduction to Christy and Dan Murphy’s “big beach house” in the hills of North Vancouver. In addition to loving blue and a Cape Cod cottage aesthetic, Christy, the VP of communications at Cactus Club Cafe, says she got a lot of her home’s inspiration from vacations in California. “My dad and stepmom lived in California, so we would go down there a lot.” Her dad passed away two years ago and never got to see his daughter’s finished house, but late nights around a firepit, year-round relaxing on j

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