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This Leaky Old A-Frame Beach House Got a Gleamy Facelift

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Photos courtesy of Bromley Caldari Architects via Architizer

The architects responsible for this sparkling beachside renovation classified the project as "a typical A-frame," a term that is apparently synonymous with not only iconic 1960s forms, but also "a spiral staircase splitting down the middle, four dark and cramped bedrooms, a leaky roof, and a cracked pile of foundation." R. Scott Bromley and Jerry Caldari of Bromley Caldari Architects started with the staircase, a six-foot diameter steel spiral number that did a fantastic job ... of blocking the incredible ocean views from most of the house. "The clients wanted the removal of the staircase and were willing to sacrifice a bedroom or two to make it happen," the architects write. So they replaced the central spiral with a sleeker, "sculptural" set of steps that zig-zag from one side of the home to the other by way of a catwalk off of the master bedroom. The rest of the renovation, too, is airier than grandma's angel food cake, with a double-height living room just on the other side of the entirely-windowed façade, a master bedroom with sliding glass doors that "fog up at the flick of a switch" for privacy, and giant, pop-out windows on the structure's slopes.




Photos courtesy of Bromley Caldari Architects via Architizer



Photos courtesy of Bromley Caldari Architects via Architizer

· A-Frame Rethink [Architizer]
· Bromley Caldari Architects [official site]
· All Renovations posts [Curbed National]