Avoiding "beachhouse" cliches, the clients wanted an elegant space that would showcase their collection of native art & artifacts while still honoring the home's original mid-century architecture. To accomplish this, the existing spaces were edited to a more current, subtle style. This necessitated opening up rooms and removing dated architectural features and replacing them with simpler forms that allowed the view of the ocean and beach to take prominence. New materials highlighted the textural quality of mid century design which also provided a graceful connection to the native artwork. The usability and durability also was a important consideration during the design process as it's "on the sand" lcoation would guarentee many visitors.