In the heart of Sag Harbor, our 11-month project rejuvenated a historic fisherman's cottage, striking a delicate balance between preserving its heritage and infusing modern elements. The project commenced with lifting the original structure to lay a new foundation, followed by the addition of an extra floor, seamlessly integrated with the existing framework. This expansion maintained the cottage's traditional charm externally while revolutionizing the interior with modern features. Notably, the Crittall walls within provide transparent separations, creating an airy, spacious feel, and making the cottage appear larger than its actual size.
The basement's transformation draws inspiration from New York City's urban loft style, showcasing exposed mechanical ducts and select artwork for an industrial chic vibe. This space is crowned with a stylish bar, setting the stage for a unique entertainment area. The transformation extended outdoors with the old garage repurposed into a sophisticated pool house, complementing the newly added Gunite pool. The rejuvenated backyard, now a tranquil retreat, harmoniously unites the cottage’s rich history with contemporary luxury, exemplifying BuildLabs' skill in marrying the old with the new.