Your phase three home isn’t just about your 24/7 house. Let’s face it, second homes are just as much a part of the family.
And just as deserving of an occasional reinvention.
The weekend destination that worked great when your kids were younger may not necessarily work as well with big kids and beyond.
That’s something empty-nesters and owners of a 1960’s beach shack in Quogue, New York know all too well.
In this month’s Coastal Living online feature, Sophisticated Beach House Makeover, the couple talks about their 30 year love affair with their Long Island week-end home, and share how they lovingly renovated the modest 2000 square foot beach house to meet their changing family dynamic.
Take a peek at how thoughtful upgrades and a fresh, sophisticated restyle can add value to your second home and better accommodate your family's Phase Three lifestyle.
This renovation turned a tired, get-away with killer views into an elegant, bright space that works for both homeowners and extended family. The designer streamlined the floor plan so the house would flow better, be more open and feel more grown up.
The newly design kitchen reclaimed its place as the focal point of the home. An elongated window wall now takes center stage and amplifies light and views. And that cork flooring!! Sophisticated and super practical for high traffic areas.
Like so many second homes, the surrounding landscape was the main attraction. A neutral palette throughout the house put the focus on the breathtaking dunes and waves beyond the expansive picture windows. Furnishings and flooring offered the empty-nesters a comfortable and stylish weekend home that reflected their updated lifestyle.
Now after nine months of hard work and renovation, their beach shack has a fresh, cutting-edge new look, but the heart of the home remains the same: A place to recharge their batteries and continue to make more family memories.
Photos: Joseph De Leo via Coastal Living Magazine