What looked to be a scraper, this cabin in Seaside, OR was ripe for rescue-with rooms enveloped in bead board, a large wraparound porch and light coming in on all sides. What it lacked was coziness, structural stability, and important basics like heating and operable windows. All of that changed with a whole house remodel. We made sure there were plenty of sleeping areas by adding built-in bunks, and turned the attic into a new master suite with wraparound windows. Vintage and second-hand design details add an authentic patina to the house, including the old stove and fridge in the kitchen. And all beach cabins need space for a group feast, but the original enclosed porch felt cold and empty. With a few design strokes it was re-envisioned as a "captain's quarters" dining room.
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Top 5 - Best Kitchen Space - Professional Category - Remodelista Considered Design Awards
2015 DeMuro Award - Excellence in Preservation, Reuse & Community Revitalization