In­side Christy Murphy’s beau­ti­ful beach-chic home.

Vancouver Magazine - - CONTENT - BY Ju­lia Dil­worth

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

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 nished house, but late nights around a repit, year-round re­lax­ing on j

PHO­TO­GRAPHS BY Kyoko Fierro

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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