The shingled house sits atop a 50-foot-high bluff, with seaside views that can be enjoyed inside as well as out. "Every window you look from has its view of nature’s artwork. It’s one of the most beautiful spots on Earth," says Elizabeth Corker, another Tennessean and longtime friend, who designed the home’s interiors.
Exterior paint ("Essex Green’’): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
Large-scale plantings (trees): David Champoux Landscaping Inc., 508/228-1374.
Small-scale plantings (flower beds and privet hedges): Anita Nettles Stefanski and Julie Hilberg-Hunt, Florabundant, 508/423-5109.