Home Discovery: A Southern Sanctuary

Home Discovery: SOUTHERN SANCTUARYClassic touches, custom features and a focus on natural light give this Berkeley Hall home a relaxed elegance.

It’s no wonder the 4,328-squarefeet neo-Mediterranean property at 30 Lancaster Blvd. in Berkeley Hall was a 2010 Lighthouse Award Finalist in five categories — including the prestigious Best Overall.

Randy Jeffcoat Builders, Inc., along with in-house designer Dan Bennicas, worked with owners John and Edie Tarbell to create a second home that could serve as a relaxing escape from the couple’s Maine winters, while showcasing the spectacular views that drew them to Berkeley Hall in the first place.

Features of this four-bedroom, five-bath property include a stunning round dining room with turret roof, travertine floors and a state-of-the-art home theater.

By equipping the great room and dining room with 20-foot ceilings and enormous windows, the Tarbells captured both natural light and stunning surrounding golf course views. For help with the furnishings, Edie turned to Janet Perry of J. Banks Design, who provided interior furnishings and window treatments.


The home’s outdoor living space was designed with serenity in mind. The pool, rear patio and trellis area serve as the focal point, while the outdoor fireplace makes for a cozy hangout spot on cooler nights. The outdoor cooking area was sleekly finished with stainless steel and granite from Distinctive Marble.

But perhaps the home’s most charming and unique feature is the second story porch, which offers a panoramic getaway, a perfect place to sip morning coffee and enjoy the breeze.