New York Beach House Makeover

Age is nothing but a number for a 1960s beach shack in Quogue, New York, with a fresh new look.

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Chandelier
Photographer: Joseph De Leo, Stylist: Sean Mellyn 

Right At Home

As chance would have it, they happened upon a perfect manifestation of that idyll on a barrier island sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the narrow waterway connecting Quantuck and Shinnecock bays. “It was a fairly nondescript rectangular box placed catty-corner on the land,” she recalls. “It had Swedish furniture left behind by the previous owners and killer views.” Thrilled to have found their unpretentious “shack on the beach”—a modest, 2,000-square-foot, wood-clad, four-bedroom number— they moved in, but that was nearly 30 years ago. The elements are never kind to the structural integrity of waterfront homes, especially ones punctuated with plenty of glass.

Left: The Moooi chandelier is from B&B Italia. The white oak floors are from We’ll Floor “U”, Inc.

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