Artist Katy Garry’s beach house renovation in Long Island includes a garage conversion for lounging
“After” photos by Lena Yaremenko for Sweeten
Homeowners: Artist Katy Garry and her husband posted their 1970s Cape full gut renovation on Sweeten Where: Hampton Bays, New York Primary renovation: A top-to-bottom beach home renovation to give it a modern farmhouse look and an upbeat vacation house vibe Sweeten general contractor Sweeten’s role: Sweeten matches home renovation projects with vetted general contractors, offering advice, support, and up to $50,000 in renovation financial protection— for free.
Written in partnership with Sweeten homeowner Katy
A house flood sets off a new start
Sometimes you can spin a disaster into an opportunity. That’s what happened with Hildreth Place, our house in the Hamptons. We used a devastating flood as a prompt to create a happy, modern home where family and friends can meet.
Hildreth Place has been in the Garry family for more than 40 years, and my husband and I have owned it for 10. The house is in Hampton Bays, New York, 50 yards from Meschutt Beach, where families gather to swim in the bay and live music plays every night at Tiki Joes. The house was originally built in 1970, in a traditional Cape style. We have long used it with family, shared it with friends, and also rented it.