It must have been music to designer Michelle R. Smith’s ears when she got the call that a New York-based couple had purchased a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath oceanfront home in Haleiwa, Hawaii, and wanted her help to transform it.
Her clients, both chefs seeking a respite from hectic New York restaurant life, wanted a vacation home where they could get away from it all, while also serving as a space they could rent to other stylish travellers. The couple purchased the North Shore retreat knowing it would require a full renovation. Over the course of a year, the team expanded and renovated the kitchen, renovated all of the bathrooms, changed the flooring and lighting, and redesigned all of the rear terraces to create a space designed to be “Bahamian cottage meets Hawaii.”
Keep scrolling to take a full tour of the stunning escape.
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