Kids' rooms are transformed into a luxury guest suite

After a tree fell on their Centerport home in 2010, Christine and Charles Gentile decided to make over their damaged third floor into a guest suite. Previously, it had been the bedrooms of their two sons, now grown. As part of the reconstruction, they removed the ceiling, allowing a view of the inside of the home’s turret. The Gentiles, who own Ashbourne Designs in Huntington, say they wanted to give the area a sense of luxury and the feel of the seaside. TOTAL: About $12,000 (Christine Gentile’s fee for a makeover of this type would have been $1,500) --Sylvia E. King-Cohen

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