PHOTOS: Kardashian BFF Simon Huck Has the Most Amazing Beach House
Simon Huck, principle of Command PR and BFF to the Kardashian clan, wanted his Hamptons beach house to be the perfect spot for hosting friends and family. Although the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath abode needed a little work, the finished product is a stunning retreat for weekend getaways, dinner parties, fireside get-togethers and more.
To transform the property into the home of his dreams, Huck brought in designer Michelle Smith from Studio MRS, who gutted, designed and furnished the home in under 3 months. "I know what you’re thinking…not possible," Huck, 32, tells PEOPLE. "I’m convinced Michelle has magical powers."
Huck had a specific list of requirements for the revamped property: "Adding the wet bar in the living room, removing the walls to form an open kitchen and creating a comfortable living room were all must-haves."
Chic and Stylish
The house boasts a classic beach look without veering into beachy clichés — and Huck attributes that to Smith’s expert advice. "Honestly, I would have turned my house into a puka shell palace if left to my own devices," Huck jokes. "Michelle encouraged me to take a less 'expected path' and create a clean space with subtle tones."
All in the Details
"We covered the entire home in tongue and groove wood paneling painted in Benjamin Moore Hint of Mint, which immediately gave the house a vacation feel," Huck says of Smith’s design choices that were beach-friendly without going overboard.
One of Huck’s favorite spaces is the stunning white kitchen. "I never thought I was strong enough to handle an open kitchen with exposed cabinets, largely due to my obsessive-compulsive personality. I thought I'd fixate on a dish if not properly positioned," he says. "However, this all changed when I stepped foot in this room. The 'new me' has become a more laissez faire host."
Now Huck, who you can see making frequent appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, can’t get enough of his charming cottage-style retreat. One of his favorite activities? "Floating in the pool with friends for hours upon hours," Huck says. Can’t say we blame him!