Finding inspiration in an old beach house
As the weather warms up, our thoughts turn to summertime and vacations. And, perhaps surprisingly, to a rundown beach house in New York. This 1932 bungalow overlooking Truesdale Lake definitely needed some TLC, but its new owner decided to embark on a major renovation that would preserve its summer cottage feel while making it a place of beauty and respite.
The results are stunning. Working with architect/builder Absolute Green Homes, the owner achieved a super-efficient, “net zero” energy home that is so efficient and livable that it won the Green Builder “Green Home of the Year Award for Best Renovation. “ And you’ll never guess what type of air conditioning system the architect specified... Click here to see the beautiful renovated beach house!
Click here to see "before" and "after" photos of this beach house renovation.