US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Trends Vol. 29/11 - Page 104

Beside the sea Every detail in this remodeled 1940s cottage is designed to reference the architectural vernacular of traditional coastal homes 102 more renovations at While a seaside cottage that serves as a vacation home may be charming – if a little rough and ready – there comes a time when more comfort is called for. Architect Robert Hidey says this was precisely the case with his own family’s vacation home, which dated back to 1946. “With its solid redwood construction, the house had served us well over the years, and we still appreciated the smallscale cottage detailing. But many of the rooms were substandard, including the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen, which