This little beach bungalow in Portsmouth, Rhode Island will have you dreaming of a life as a carefree surfer. It's just over 900 square feet and designed by Ronald F. DiMauro Architects. Ron DiMauro's design philosophy is based on connecting with the client to "give them a comfort so powerful that it would comfort their hearts and lives forever."
And comfort is just the word that comes to mind when touring this Rhode Island bungalow. With vaulted ceilings, and abundance of natural light, and indoor and outdoor sitting areas with gorgeous views of the beach - its the perfect place to put your feet up and relax. Take the full tour below, just don't be surprised if you have a sudden urge to hit the waves!
The paneled walls give a charming cottage feel and accentuate the vaulted ceilings. A banquet area with a padded bench and triangular shaped table add a custom touch.
The beautiful hardwood floors are vertical grain Douglas Fir with a clear satin finish. The custom cabinetry matches the paneled walls. Lovely details really make the space, such as the arched window above the sink, the blue screen door, and the oven hood that blends in perfectly with the cabinetry.
The sun room is the perfect spot to take in the ocean views. The soothing blues in greens in the space help to bring the outside in for a seamless look.
Two bunk rooms in the home make it a perfect vacation house with plenty of space for guests. The custom beds mimic the paneled walls. The colorful striped rug adds a playful touch.
The second bunk room has three beds and built-in storage space above each bunk. The all-white look of each room keeps them feeling bright and open instead of cramped.
The shingled siding of the exterior and charming, custom window frames add character to the home. The deck is a picturesque spot to take in the ocean views.
The outdoor shower is a thoughtful and convenient solution to rinse off sand after a day at the beach. There is a drain under the platform and crushed stone to help divert water away from the house.