Our Best Coastal Makeovers

The best before and after coastal makeovers.

Best Tricks for Bringing Back the Charm

Dilapidated and down-and-out, a house on Tybee Island regains its soul after an ambitious redo reveals timeless seaside style.

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Porch After
Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Porch After

Underneath the unfortunate add-ons, the original structure remained intact. After some scrubbing, stripping, and refurbishing, the Georgia house now feels and looks its age but has been shored up for another generation of families at the beach.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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