Beaches aren't likely to be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Connecticut.
Beach houses, on the other hand, might.
Or at least they will once you have a look inside this stunning waterside home that designer Olga Adler says she found in just one day.
Saugatuck Island, which is tucked between the mouth of the Saugatuck River and the Long Island Sound, was once dubbed an "immigrant haven and sailor's delight," by The New York Times, "something of an ethnic aberration in wealthy, cosmopolitan, suburban Westport."
Indeed, it was the island's history that drew Adler to Saugatuck. "We didn’t really know much about this particular house, but we were taken by the history of the island, which used to be part of the small village of Saugatuck," she told HuffPost Home.
Adler took us inside the 2,800-square-foot space that she says was once outdated and lacked a cohesive style. Key words here: "once was."