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When the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, they sought an architect who’d preserve the home’s humble roots and mellow vibe, while subtly bringing the place up to date.

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  "I think an architect’s job is to celebrate what people really care about and simplify and streamline the rest.” —Page Goolrick  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    "I think an architect’s job is to celebrate what people really care about and simplify and streamline the rest.” —Page Goolrick

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  The open-plan living-kitchen-dining area is a repository of design icons, both classic and contemporary. There’s a Louis Poulsen pendant lamp over the Eero Saarinen dining table; Mirror Ball pendants by Tom Dixon over the kitchen counter; and Tab F1 floor lamps from Flos behind the Edward Wormley–designed Dunbar sofa. In the living room, chairs modeled on Jens Risom’s swivel design enable people to face either the sofa or to spin 180 degrees toward the kitchen.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    The open-plan living-kitchen-dining area is a repository of design icons, both classic and contemporary. There’s a Louis Poulsen pendant lamp over the Eero Saarinen dining table; Mirror Ball pendants by Tom Dixon over the kitchen counter; and Tab F1 floor lamps from Flos behind the Edward Wormley–designed Dunbar sofa. In the living room, chairs modeled on Jens Risom’s swivel design enable people to face either the sofa or to spin 180 degrees toward the kitchen.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  A Mirror Ball pendant by Tom Dixon hovers over the kitchen counter.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    A Mirror Ball pendant by Tom Dixon hovers over the kitchen counter.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  A Tab F1 floor lamp from Flos stands behind the Edward Wormley–designed Dunbar sofa.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    A Tab F1 floor lamp from Flos stands behind the Edward Wormley–designed Dunbar sofa.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  Eight-year-old Emily peeks out from a sliding panel door with matte marine hardware that will age gracefully in the salty air.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    Eight-year-old Emily peeks out from a sliding panel door with matte marine hardware that will age gracefully in the salty air.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  Ten-year-old Henry cuddles with three-year-old Grace.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    Ten-year-old Henry cuddles with three-year-old Grace.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  Because the ocean is so close to the house, the Fisher family treats the beach like an extended backyard.  Photo by: Richard FoulserCourtesy of: Richard Foulser
    Because the ocean is so close to the house, the Fisher family treats the beach like an extended backyard.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

    Courtesy of: Richard Foulser

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  In the living room, a warm woodsy palette reigns, with a few blue-gray notes to create a serene mood.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    In the living room, a warm woodsy palette reigns, with a few blue-gray notes to create a serene mood.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  The color of the Fishers’ front door was inspired by an old Land Rover Defender’s hue, which Charlie had Benjamin Moore custom-match.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    The color of the Fishers’ front door was inspired by an old Land Rover Defender’s hue, which Charlie had Benjamin Moore custom-match.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  To maximize the limited square footage, there are few swinging doors in the house; instead, each bedroom has a pocket door that slides into the wall.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    To maximize the limited square footage, there are few swinging doors in the house; instead, each bedroom has a pocket door that slides into the wall.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  Sheer curtains let light and breezes into the master bedroom.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    Sheer curtains let light and breezes into the master bedroom.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  Henry and Emily share a bedroom and a bunkbed made by Ducduc, an American furniture company. Thanks to panel doors that slide into the walls, the bedrooms balance privacy with openness to the rest of the house. With a guestroom and trundle beds in the kids’ rooms, the 1,357-square-foot house can easily sleep four adults and five children—more if people crash on the couches.  Photo by: Richard Foulser
    Henry and Emily share a bedroom and a bunkbed made by Ducduc, an American furniture company. Thanks to panel doors that slide into the walls, the bedrooms balance privacy with openness to the rest of the house. With a guestroom and trundle beds in the kids’ rooms, the 1,357-square-foot house can easily sleep four adults and five children—more if people crash on the couches.

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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