One of the beach houses we are contemplating is smaller than we would like.
However, it is oceanfront, with an unusual degree of privacy, nice views, access to a rocky beach (which connects to a swimming beach further down). It is also less than a mile walk/bike to downtown and town beaches, etc.
It is old and a total fixer upper. But one of the conundrums is how to add on to it. If we can get permission, we probably have to keep the same FOOTPRINT. That can give us enough space, but I cannot think of how to do it sytlistically. It has a gambrel roof which I think we have no choice but to extend??
First, some photos. Then, where we need to add and what we need to add. What's I'd like is thoughts about how to extend this house without totally butchering its style ...
Here is the view from the front step:
OKAY ... so ... the house is a total fixer upper inside, but more over, it has a ridiculous carbuncle on the North side, which is the best view. Numerous additions tacked on to one another (see below). We would demolish these additions, and build new, in the same footprint, a basement apartment (which is there now), a main-level eating/great room area that would attach to the existing kitchen, and , a third floor that would enlarge the existing bedrooms.
WWYD --- or just bulldoze?