Sun-filled beach house that withstood a hurricane

This house (above) in Westhampton Beach, New York, was built to take in the ocean views (left) and provide a bright airy space for a multi-generational family.
This house (above) in Westhampton Beach, New York, was built to take in the ocean views and provide a bright airy space for a multi-generational family.PHOTOS: NYTIMES
This house (above) in Westhampton Beach, New York, was built to take in the ocean views (left) and provide a bright airy space for a multi-generational family.
This house in Westhampton Beach, New York, was built to take in the ocean views (above) and provide a bright airy space for a multi-generational family.PHOTOS: NYTIMES

NEW YORK • When Larry Shields and Claire Cardone began dreaming of building a beach house in the Hamptons, they envisioned the home not just as their personal escape, but also as a magnet for family.

"We have three children and eight grandchildren," said Ms Cardone, 72, a healthcare management consultant. "We thought it would be an opportunity for them to come and see us and to enjoy the pleasures of being on the beach."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2018, with the headline 'Sun-filled beach house that withstood a hurricane'. Print Edition | Subscribe