Built in 1957, this 2 bedroom 1 bath beach vacation house was short on space and the interior was in need of updating. In September 2017 Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage to the interior of the house after the roof was partially ripped off. We were asked to renovate the interior, enclose the carport, build a single car garage, expand the laundry room to create a guest bath and remodel the kitchen and hall bath. New impact resistant turtle compliant low-e windows were installed throughout the house along with a new entry door. All of the interior doors were replaced with solid core Cheyenne doors with arched tops and beadboard. In the guest bedroom, we installed a larger window and in the primary bedroom a linen closet was created for additional storage. Other features include new LED lighting, rewiring the entire house to meet current building codes, new ductwork, a tankless hot water heater, and sound reduction insulation.
For the combination guest bath and laundry room, the wall was moved to enlarge the room. The utility sink was replaced with a semi-pedestal sink and a walk-in shower with a frame-less custom glass enclosure was added. The shower wall tile is Linen White with an accent of Ice Glass brick mosaic installed vertically. The shower floor is Sea Glass sliced mosaic in Sea Foam. The flooring in this room is Barton’s Creek plank tile in Beige.
The unfinished sun porch was converted to create additional living space. We reworked the bearing wall between the sun porch and great room to enable a beam that supports the roof and roofing in this area. We installed insulation, finished the ceiling and hung new drywall. The floor was raised and a ceramic plank floor tile in Burton Creek Beige was installed.
The hall bath features a built in shower bench, frame-less glass enclosure and pedestal sink. The wall tile is Suite Statue with a silvery Meteor Lunar mosaic. The floor tile is ceramic plank in Forrest Mystic and the shower floor is Pebble Stone in black and gray.
The original terrazzo floor in kitchen and great room was polished and restored. The countertop is Silestone in Mediterranean. The custom cabinets feature bead board cabinet doors and drawer fronts, the upper cabinets are painted porcelain white and the lower cabinets are painted blue midnight. The pantry includes a center drawer with a cutting board pull out.
How happy are our clients? Here’s what they had to say about this hurricane renovation on the beach.
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