Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Beach House Renovation with a Twist

It's always exciting to hear from my readers! Last week one of my readers contacted me and let me know about Michael Greenberg Associates in Connecticut. He owns a wonderful architectural firm which also has a beautiful cabinetry arm. My reader's husband used to work for them and she knew I would love their work. She was so right!
This is a stunning old beach house renovation in Connecticut done by Greenberg.
I love the openness of this home, but I also like how they kept the old feeling by making sure they used similar, substantial mouldings. A lovely mix of slipcovers, sisal, rattan and glass! All give it a beach house vibe, with class.
The dining room is rather sparse, but it really goes with the New England Beach look. I like striped fabric on the upholstered end chairs and the solid fabric on the side chairs. Traditional with a twist.
The sunroom really captures the spectacular outdoor views. I like how the furniture echos the grid lines on the windows. The subtle furnishings blend, as they should, and do not compete with the view.
Here is another view of the kitchen. Traditional New England Beach House style with white marble counters. Very Christopher Peacock! I like the center island - not sure what the top material is - Corian? The big whisk is fun! I actually have one that I picked up yeas ago at a flea market, but mine is in a box in my basement waiting for the right photo shoot!
I love the color of the Master bedroom! Notice the cowhide rug on the floor - we are seeing these everywhere now! To read an previous post about cowhide rugs click here
Lovely master bath - The window placement and the mirror is interesting. I have a similar set up in my own master bath. I also love the textural element of the beadboard.
Finally the wonderful outdoor screened porch. It really is a room of its own with the fieldstone fireplace.
What a spectacular view!

My reader and her husband relocated to Utah and he just completed another gorgeous home. The workmanship and detail are amazing! Here's a sneak peek of part of the exterior. I will be posting the rest the home later this week! See you then!

(all photos m.greenberg assoiciates)


  1. A stunning house in every sense. I am ready to move in!

  2. How gorgeous! And how about that view in the bathroom -and everywhere.

  3. I love the colour in the master bedroom.. Stunning location too.

  4. A very thoughtfully done home! And the views...ahh!

  5. What a stunning and fresh take on a beach home. It looks like Mr Greenberg certainly took full advantage of the beautiful views. The stone fireplaces also make me think they will be cozy in those cold New England winters. Kudos to the reader who made the suggestion. Nice presentation! Maryanne

  6. Sorry but I'm still stuck on that whisk. I have never seen one that large...can't begin to imagine the size of the bowl!!!
    Beautiful home, everything is just lovely.

  7. What heavenly veiws! I really love that kitchen and outdoor room, but my favourite thing is the stonework... gorgeous.

  8. Fantastic home! love the bathroom looking out to serene..lulu

  9. OH MY!!! there is nothing I would change about this home,it is Perfection.Kathysue

  10. Absolutely fab pics!! Wow... and the bathroom with a view i would die for!!!
    Have a nice weekend!

  11. This house is lovely and I wouldn't change a thing. There are so many details that make it blend with it's natural surrounding which is a big part of what architecture is all about.

    The screened in porch is my favorite room with it's warm, welcoming fireplace and gorgeous views. I would love to while away a few hours sitting on this porch.

    Kimberly Aardal

  12. This is completely & utterly just my style. Love that the white makes it so clean & fresh yet still so warm. Amazing simple elegance, adore it.
    So glad I popped in.

  13. Beautiful! I really like the master bathroom, with the windows above the sink. It's unusual to have windows above the sink in a master, but when you have a view like that - why not?

  14. Hi,
    I slipped on last comment.
    Computer is cold. I love that kitchen
    could see myself in there.

  15. I'm all over this house! Still looking at the details. This builder is incredible and knows how people really LIVE in a house.

  16. Hi - Would you kindly list the paint colors please? Wonderful!

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