June 12, 2014
Escaping to a seaside retreat doesn’t mean you have to rough it; these renovated beach houses incorporate all the comforts of home within a stone’s throw of the shore.
cranston facade exterior

Actor Bryan Cranston’s California beach house was a party shack on the verge of collapse before a five-year renovation project transformed it into a LEED Platinum and Passive House certified home. Photo by Art Streibler.

Originally appeared in 5 Exterior Home Renovations
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Modern kitchen dining area with Louis Poulsen and Tom Dixon pendant lights

When a 1960s Long Island beach bungalow started to crumble, the owners sought an architect who could preserve the home’s laid-back vibe while subtly bringing the place up to date. Photo by Richard Foulser.

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renovated Ray Kappe bungalow in Manhattan Beach interior living room

The renovation of a Ray Kappe-designed house in Manhattan Beach, California brought the outdated interiors in line with the ultramodern steel, concrete, and glass facade. Photo by Misha Gravenor.

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Originally appeared in A Renovated Ray Kappe Abode in Manhattan Beach
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Backyard facade with Viridian ComfortPlus glass windows

While the owners of an 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia decided to preserve the building’s traditional Victorian facade, the construction of a clean, modern addition in back transformed the beach house into a spacious and airy retreat. Photo by James Knowler.

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Originally appeared in Australian Bungalow with a Modern Addition
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palm beach house living room with windows

The renovation of a 1956 Palm Beach County beach house preserved the home’s mid-century touches while creating a light-filled space that feels current. Photo courtesy of the owners.

Originally appeared in A Mid-Century Modern Renovation in Palm Beach County
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Renovation of Henry Bates house in Amagansett, New York, Hamptons

Architect Harry Bates revamped his 1967 Long Island summer home for its new owners, keeping the original footprint but updating it for the modern era. Photo by Raimund Koch.

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Originally appeared in Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
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cranston facade exterior

Actor Bryan Cranston’s California beach house was a party shack on the verge of collapse before a five-year renovation project transformed it into a LEED Platinum and Passive House certified home. Photo by Art Streibler.

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