Text by Lydia Somerville | Photography by Emily Followill
For more than 50 years, a beloved family retreat in Amelia Island, Florida, served as the site of many treasured memories for three generations. The house offered beautiful views and unparalleled access to a private beach. Eventually, the family outgrew the quaint, understated cottage, but they didn’t want to part with the treasured scene of so many memorable gatherings. Rather than look for a more accommodating house in a new location, the owners opted to undertake a major overhaul with the help of architect John Dodd and interior designer Kristen Biagini.