“We need to be in by the season!”
MGB was challenged by two Midwesterners, as their children and grandchildren wanted to be “in by the season.” In just five months we were able to transform a mid-century 3-bedroom, 3-bath steel-and-concrete framed house with tight spaces and old appliances into a supreme island-style vacation getaway.
Gutted to its concrete walls and working with interior design firm Stage III Design, the 2,500 square foot residence’s agenda included environmentally-friendly features such as soy-based insulation, and the use of hurricane windows. Natural stone (including a polished stone kitchen backsplash), tile work and earth tones gave the main living space and bathrooms a restful, outdoor feel.
The homeowners also desired an indoor/outdoor poolside oasis, which required a state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) permit and substantial supporting engineering. Because the home was originally constructed with interior and exterior wrought iron elements, all original iron work was removed, refinished and re-installed.