Beadboard Storage Diguises
For all the inviting interiors, though, the house's secret jewel is the private courtyard in back, tucked inside the curve of the addition. Landscape designer Joseph Crapanzano planted a 14-foot-tall arborvitae hedge opposite the stone patio, creating a private outdoor room that's ideal for entertaining after a day spent on the beach. Expanding into much of the old backyard had another major bonus: a practically maintenance-free lot. Crapanzano transformed the green space that was left out front by removing old trees that hid the house and adding mixed-shrub plantings.
Shown: Simple, cottage-style beadboard media-cabinet doors conceal a flat-screen.