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A Few Knocked-Down Walls Took This Beach Shack From Dreary to Airy

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A Few Knocked-Down Walls Took This Beach Shack From Dreary to Airy

As you gaze out to the glistening ocean through the vast floor-to-ceiling windows of this airy beachfront home, it’s hard to believe it was a rundown shack just a few years ago. But that’s exactly what it was: Dark wood–paneled walls, small pokey windows, and dated carpeting made the house feel more like a funeral parlor than a weekend retreat.   But Lauren Charge saw beyond the wear and tear, and seized the opportunity to build a waterfront vacation accommodation with multiple units when she purchased the property in 2016. “My husband and I both have large extended families and we...

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A Few Knocked-Down Walls Took This Beach Shack From Dreary to Airy

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A Few Knocked-Down Walls Took This Beach Shack From Dreary to Airy

As you gaze out to the glistening ocean through the vast floor-to-ceiling windows of this airy beachfront home, it’s hard to believe it was a rundown shack just a few years ago. But that’s exactly what it was: Dark wood–paneled walls, small pokey windows, and dated carpeting made the house feel more like a funeral parlor than a weekend retreat.   But Lauren Charge saw beyond the wear and tear, and seized the opportunity to build a waterfront vacation accommodation with multiple units when she purchased the property in 2016. “My husband and I both have large extended families and we...

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