Real Estate

A 1960s beach home gets a stunning re-do

Believe it or not, this modern A-frame was actually a derelict beach house first built in the 1960s. Located on Fire Island, New York, the original house featured four dark bedrooms, a leaky ceiling and an unsightly spiral staircase that blocked the gorgeous waterfront views. So in 2013, Bromley Caldari Architects completely renovated the space, gutting the old staircase and adding two bay windows on either side of the house. Inside, a new spiral staircase is an architectural marvel, and finishing touches like stainless steel appliances and contemporary furnishings add to the new modern look.