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The renovation of a Ray Kappe-designed house in Manhattan Beach, California brought the outdated interiors in line with the ultramodern steel, concrete, and glass facade.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