Residents: Rick Butgeteit and Meg Reggie. Butgeteit works for Infor, a software company; Reggie owns Meg Reggie Public Relations.
Size: About 5,658 square feet, six bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths
Year built: 2007
Year bought: 2007
Builder: Tobin Properties
Architectural style: European traditional
Favorite architectural features: Wainscoting and wood details in the family room. "I remember when we looked at this house, before we bought it, that I thought it was so pretty because of all the detail. The creamy paneled wainscoting on the walls and the chestnut wood paneled ceiling in the family/dining areas brought that extra element of design that really appealed to Rick and me," Reggie said. "It has a bit of a cottage look, which I love, as it makes me feel closer to the beach."
Interior design style: A mix of country French and easy living, Reggie said.
Interior designer: Christine Eisner
Favorite interior feature: The home has comfortable and clutter-free spaces, such as an overstuffed couch from Macy's with lots of pillows in the family room.
Favorite outdoor feature: The frog fountain in the backyard, complete with a real frog that lives in the fountain, joining frog statues. "We talk to him and he croaks back," Reggie said.
Tip for creating family space: With a blended family, Butgeteit and Reggie sought out a home with space for up to eight kids (six boys and two girls) at a time when they purchased it five years ago. A home with a finished basement enabled them to create what Reggie calls a "boy's dorm" with space for the children. Four children currently live with them.