Before & after: Beach villa remodel

Interior remodel of an outdated Sea Pines Villa completely transforms the space into a dream getaway 


Story by Libby O’Regan + Photos by John McManus

When these semi-retired owners of a Beachside Tennis Villa hired Group 3 Designs for their renovation architecture and interior design, they had two goals in mind: modernizing the space and taking advantage of the stunning views. This oceanfront condo was outdated and lacked a luxury feel. With simple updates to the floorplan, enhanced finishes, new cabinetry and furnishings, the new open-air updated condo was a dream come true for these owners and their guests.

Let there be light (and space)

Group 3 transformed the dark and cramped kitchen by opening it up to the rest of the living space. Incorporating a peninsula island maximized storage while gaining additional seating. A custom bench seat was built-in to create a cozy lounge spot, capitalizing on the view. 

Come together, right now 

The living room did not need much structural change, but rather, a face lift.  Adding new furniture, artwork, and lighting allowed this design to make the room feel much bigger than before.  A modern fireplace and large screen TV make the condo feel comfortable all year round. 

Spa-like bathroom 

Revamping an existing vanity with freshly painted cabinets, new countertops, and plumbing fixtures revitalized the guest bathroom. The Spricher floor covering (available at Pyramids Hilton Head) is a fun, durable way to add color and design to a room without getting moldy or being hard to clean. 

Master retreat

Plantation shutters were added to existing windows allowing for a perfect combination of natural light and privacy when needed, while maintaining the view of the ocean. New bedding featuring layered textures and pops of color offers a luxury feel. 

Custom touch

Shiplap ceilings and exposed beams add a coastal custom home touch. An existing wall between the entry and kitchen was partly removed and partly angled away, opening the whole space and view as one enters the villa.


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