Small and charming beach style cottage getaway in Amagansett


This 520 square foot beach style cottage has undergone a complete renovation by CWB Architects, located in Amagansett, New York. This fisherman’s shack was originally built and modestly expanded during the 1910s and 20s and never benefitted from having a consistent master planner. This resulted in a hodge-podge of small rooms set under a low-slung roof with an irresistibly salty appeal.

The design team gutted this small cottage and reprogrammed the interior layout, creating two identical side-by-side bedrooms. Privacy has been afforded to these two bedrooms via sliding partitions to save space, in place of swinging doors. A bathroom with a lavish stall shower gives the bathroom more space, as did the addition of a pocket door. An outdoor shower accommodates a second bather and provides the perfect spot to rinse off after a dip in the pool.

Project Team: Architect: CWB Architects / Interior Design: Fearins | Welch Interior Design / Contractor: Michael Davies, Inc.


The opening up of the kitchen/dining area permits fluid circulation into the living area. To give the cottage a more spacious feel, the design team removed the existing low ceilings and clad the existing gable shape with pine shiplap. The structure’s livable space was greatly expanded through the creation of three outdoor rooms: a sundeck for lounging, a patio for grilling, and a pergola-shaded loggia for dining.


What We Love: This fabulous beach style cottage showcases a brand new, bright and airy design within the existing footprint. An indoor-outdoor connection was achieved with the incorporation of large windows and a surrounding garden, deck and swimming pool. Overall the design feels very spacious in spite of the compact floorplan, thanks to smaller-scale furnishings and the use of sliding/pocket doors.

Readers, what are your thoughts on the renovation of this cottage, would this be your idea of the perfect weekend getaway? Share with us your thoughts in the Comments below!










Photos: Pernille Loof, Jeff McNamara


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