Sunday, February 13, 2011

Stunning Coastal Exterior and Interior Renovation

I am always intrigued by renovation. I especially marvel at exterior transformations and this beautiful home in New York is no exception.

On a breathtaking piece of property on the Long Island Sound it was a perfect home for renovation. Above is the Before - a wonderful, quaint colonial.

And here is the After: Notice the change in the roof lines - the original second story was expanded and a second story was also added to the original one story structure - These external additions changed the ordinary into extraordinary.

The kitchen renovation is stunning boasting state of the art appliances and marble counters. Notice the arched entrances between rooms.

I love the classic details of this kitchen including the subway backsplash tile, lighting, marble counters and the exquisite detailing on the corners of the center islands.

Looking from the other side of the center island we can see the dining and family room area. Notice the arched bookcases which echo the arches through out the first floor.

With the addition of a second story over the original one story structure, the owners were able to add a spectacular wood paneled library with fireplace and vaulted ceilings.

Again if look closely you can great details in the millwork of this room. The arched window provides a spectacular view of the Long Island Sound.

An infinity edge pool gives the illusion that the water's edge begins just steps outside the back door.
Wonderful coastal landscaping seamlessly bridges this outstanding home from land to sea.
I adore oceanfront homes - How about you??



  1. We are in Maui right now so ocean front homes are on my mind non-stop. I already have our 'home' designed here and the lot picked if we could find a few million to get it started. ;)

  2. This house is amazing!! Your right the architectural details are amazing!! BUT...what I really loved is your blog!!! I was so thrilled to find you this morning while searching for
    blue&white ticking. I hope you don't mind...I had to blog about you, on my blog! - I can't wait to read more. Thank You!

  3. This s rather...rather stunning.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  4. Gina, my friend!

    This is the kind of house I simply love, love love! This post is a delight! Thank you so much for sharing it. :-)

    I hope you're having a great weekend so far.

    Come take a look at my post today. I'm so excited about! :-)


    Luciane at


  5. That house is incredible! It was gorgeous before, now it's breathtaking!

  6. Wowzer! I could soooo live happily there :)

  7. I truly love this house !! The kitchen does remind me of the kitchen in the movie Somethings Gotta Give. Oh to have a home on the water.... and such a cute dog.

  8. I honestly don't know how you do it. You manage to find my dream home in just about every single one of your posts. This house is no exception. Thank you for all the ideas you give me for when I win the lottery. :)

  9. Hi Gina-

    Thank you for the comment! It made my day!!! Your blog was one of the first ones I found years ago. I Love it. I have been a loyal reader since! :)

    diana (re-did the blog)

  10. Wow, so pretty! I dream of a beach house often and this one is so stunning! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Definately my favorite style of home and that setting is beyond perfect!

  12. Stunning makeover! The kitchen is gorgeous, of course, but I really love the library. Beautiful, rich wood millwork. Ceilings to die for and that chandelier - sigh, I want it all. Thanks for sharing.

  13. SO beautiful! thanks for posting this - i love it!!

  14. Loooove oceanfront homes, each and everyone of these captured the character and spirit of what an ocean front home should embody. Really well done. Please visit me, doing my first giveaway ever...a stunning french chair. Great post..really enjoyed the visual getaway.

  15. Holy smoke! What a transformation! What a place to call home.

    And that edge pool is an architectural master piece.

    Happy Valentines weekend my friend.

    I am sending you one gigantic and loyal heart.

    ox, Mon

  16. the only thing i can say is;
    what a way to live!!!


  17. Nice interior! Nice work on using wood panels. Lovely post, check out 3D Rendering

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