Washington Post's Jura Koncius takes a look at how a Maryland family and designer Jodi Macklin reconstructed a weathered beach house to comfortably accommodate and appeal to multiple generations of guests--aged 8 to 81.

The two-story, oceanfront Bethany Beach, Del., home was designed to be essentially indestructible and resistant to the site's misty climate as well as wear and tear. The 10-bedroom, 11-bath house allows its 20 guests to enjoy all aspects of the home comfortably, such as the kitchen, which features two 13-foot-long kitchen islands.

All the bedrooms were designed with the same concept: Don’t bring a lot of stuff, and don’t leave it lying around. Jodi installed bedside tables with no drawers, and there are no dressers. (The family members stash their things in walk-in closets.) Dash & Albert cotton rugs and print coverlets complete the look. “I wanted uncluttered spaces so the focus would be out there,” Jodi says, pointing to the ocean.

See more about the home at WashingtonPost.com.

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