Google+ House Revivals: Beach House Guest Room Update

Monday, April 18, 2011

Beach House Guest Room Update

We shared this concept for our guest room remodel several weeks ago, and thought it might be time for a quick update.

This room (and the whole house, for that matter) has undergone some altitude changes lately!

This is what the room looked like when we first saw it.  It was dirty and moldy, and full of construction (or should I say "destruction") debris.

This is how it looked after some serious cleaning.  The drywall wall has been removed from the lower half of the walls to prepare for the next step of the remodel -- lifting the house nine feet to recapture the ocean view.

Here, the house has been raised three feet.  This wing of the house was a converted garage, so the walls were detached from the slab and lifted straight up.  That's the sliding door to the guest room, with the steel beam running through it.

Next, the house was raised six more feet!  If you look up in this picture, you will see the guest bedroom way up there -- with no floor...

Now, the space has a floor!   All the electric has been roughed in, so as soon as it's inspected, we will close up the walls.  A new sliding door is on its way, to replace this one, and the contractors will be starting the guest room deck in just a few days. 

Here is a reminder of how the exterior of the guest room has progressed.

When we found this oceanfront house, it looked like this.  It is literally only two hundred feet down a path through the dune grass to the beach, and the crashing surf!

But it had lost its view, due to a growing sand dune.  We decided to buy the house and have it lifted.  In the photo above, the house has been raised about three feet.  Those sliding doors are the doors you saw above in the guest room interior pictures.

Now it's up nine feet!  

 And here is a quick overview of the before and after concept.

You can see more on this guest room remodel, here.  To read more about the beach house renovation, go here.

And, I can't wait to share our plans for the other guest space!  This room is right next to the other guest room in the garage wing of the house.  Our short term goal for the room is for it to be clean and dry and habitable.  The longer term goal involves the space shown below.

This space is directly over the first guest room (the one with the sliding doors).  The wall on the left in this picture is the top several feet of the wall on the right in the picture of the second guest room.

Can you guess our plan?

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  1. Wow, that's quite the remodeling job to lift the house! But I'm sure you will love the view when the renovation is complete. :)

  2. Wow! Wow! Wow!! It is getting there...
    No idea on what your plan is.... they have been fabulous so far & all I can say is..."Lucky, lucky guests at your place"....

  3. What a transformation already! A lot of work too. I'm going to guess that you will convert the space into a loft maybe? I really don't know, but am looking forward to seeing what you do!

  4. Okay, that spot looks perfect for a pink nursery. A crib, a rocker, a dresser and a pink ballerina tutu hanging from a frou frou hanger? That's just my crazy thought! Can't believe how much has been done to your house already. If I can hardly wait to see the finished product, I'll bet you are just going crazy to have this house done and ready for moving in! Oh, did you hear what happened to Jukavo & I at Pike Place market on our Ocean Soul reunion trip?!

  5. Wow... I've never heard of lifting a house before. It looks like quite the undertaking!
    - Andrea

  6. amazing progress ... what a huge undertaking ... the first guest bedroom is beautiful, i can't even begin to guess what you will do with the second, but i do know it's going to be totally fab!

  7. such an AWESOME fun to follow your progress...keep it comin' !!!

  8. I sooo admire you for your conservation of existing materials and creativity.

  9. I am *amazed* at what has happened already! WOW! Do you know how long this adventure is going to take - at least until you are done with the "basics" (i.e. lifting the house, plumbing/electrical, walls/windows/doors)??

    How excited you must be!!

  10. Wow! You've done amazing work looks great! You'll be so happy with it once you've finished!

  11. Wow, I can't wait to see more of this transformation! I just found you thru the parties and now I'll be following. Loving what I'm seeing.

  12. Wow!! What an amazing project! I am looking forward to following your blog and seeing all of the progress.

    Visiting from Pink Postcard's party.

    Have a great day!

  13. This is beautiful!!! Lots of hard work but oh so worth it!!!

  14. Wow! That is a huge undertaking! The plan looks beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this at tranformations and treasures!

  15. What a beautiful remodel. It is always great to see the before and after (and in between!).

  16. It's going to be great! I can't wait to see it through to completion!

  17. Wow! Like the hundred other wows on the previous posts. Living in Southern California, I know that you can't beat an ocean view. I don't have one, but some day. I am following so I can see the final result.

  18. Wow, what a job! I'm excited to see how it all turns out!

  19. Wow, I am impressed with what you have done. It will be an amazing space!! Clarice

  20. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link on Funky Junk Interiors. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  21. you have my curiousity peeked about what that space is going to be turned into! Will it have a great view? I'm thinking it isn't going to be anything run of the mill judging by how dramatic the changes are that you are making and how fantastic your concepts are. It is so fun going on this journey with you and we so appreciate you sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!

  22. Oh, what a lovely room I'm going to have one day! So excited to come visit when it's all ready. And of course, enjoying watching it all take shape.
    Tina @ Life is Good

  23. I think everyone is excited to see how this will turn out :) Thanks for sharing and updating us. We will stay with you 'till it's done.

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