Situated in the coastal suburb of Mairangi Bay, this Auckland beachfront home has coastal views of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf. The brief was to renovate the 1970’s home to create easy apartment living for the residing couple without compromising accommodation for guests. Spread over one level, the apartment style renovation incorporates a ‘Hamptons’ feel. The reconfigured layout makes the most of the dramatic coastal views, turning what was considered a winter home into a summer beach apartment. The floor plan consists of an open plan kitchen, dining and living area orientated towards the coastal view and to take advantage of all day sun. The master bedroom with its ensuite and walk in wardrobe divided off from the main living by sliding timber louvre screens carries on the Hamptons apartment theme. Upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms now become a separate guest wing.