A Poolside Pretty: Amagansett, NY


What do you do when you are unable to expand your home because of wetlands? The only possible course was to renovate their treasured family home calling in talented architect Darren Helgesen to transform their 1490 sq. ft. home and creating an outdoor oasis in the process.


The cottage inspired interior is so welcoming and fresh, feels like a vacation but they are fortunate enough to call this their family home.



The bathroom incorporates mosaic tiles and a favorite design feature I often re-create, removing the tub and replacing it with a shower and transom window. Built in beds are as aesthetically pleasing as they are great space savers. The pop of turquoise is just delightful and a personal favorite.

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Re-thinking a move or a large addition can be challenging but you can see here how thinking “inside the box” really paid off for the homeowners. Happy Friday friends!


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  • Angela

    Such a truly peaceful and tranquil space! Wish it was mine! :)

    • http://adoreyourplace.com/ Cathy from Adore Your Place

      I felt the same way Angela and love how they worked within the shell of the house to create such a livable design ;)

  • Kate

    Absolutely beautiful. Made me wonder what it looked like before the renovations.

    • http://adoreyourplace.com/ Cathy from Adore Your Place

      Tired and small, the after is much more exciting LOL