Marilyn grew up and was educated in England, graduating from a London college with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Illustration and a minor in Textile Design. After a few years working as a designer for the BBC her entrepreneurial spirit took hold and she opened a textile design studio creating original textile art for the fashion industry. Taking charge of sales led her to travel to all the major fashion capitals of the world, eventually leading her to settle in New York City. There she embarked on a career that spanned all the creative and design aspects of the apparel and home fashion fields, including creating her own line of women’s clothing sold in such stores as Saks 5th Avenue and specialty boutiques throughout the USA, and later in her career, directing a textile design studio and sales agency representing artists from around the globe.Growing up in England, the love of gardening and the countryside was in her blood, so in her spare time and for fun she indulged this passion by studying horticulture and landscape design at the New York botanical gardens in the Bronx and creating complex landscapes and gardens in each of the houses she owned over the years.
When a complete change of pace seemed in order Marilyn made a list of all the things she loved to do as well as what she didn’t and came up with the idea of opening a bed and breakfast in a beautiful house with a piece of land to make into a garden. Her life time collections of art, textiles and antiques furniture fitted perfectly into the beautiful 1897 ‘four square’ historic home, The Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast she now runs in Southold along with a thriving vacation rental business, holiday homes she cares for as meticulously as she does her Inn. The landscape she has created literally turns the heads of drivers passing by on route 48.
To enhance and supplement her portfolio of knowledge relevant to her interest in property management and ownership, Marilyn obtained her NYS real estate license 10 years ago.
You can be assured that by bringing your real estate questions and needs, whether as a buyer, landlord, renter or investor, to the capable and experienced team of Shorecrest Property Management you will be putting yourself in excellent hands!