Beach Haven Residence

New Jersey
Location
  • New Jersey
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Square Feet
  • 2500
  • This project page was created by community member Specht Architects

    This is a weekend residence for a family of five. The lot is on the beachfront, but very small, tucked away from the street, and had many code-regulated square-footage and height restrictions. The challenge was to create something open and light-filled that takes advantage of its beautiful setting, yet uses every available square inch of buildable area allowed by law.

    The house was built for a family of five, and each child has their own, uniquely styled bedroom. It also features a guest room / office, lounge, elevated hot tub area, and a large living / dining / kitchen space all within a compact 2500 square foot envelope.

    Techniques that are often used in boat building were used in the construction of the house. The roof is all fiberglass, and the exterior components all stainless steel. Windows are of the highest hurricane-rating available. Two types of cedar were used on the exterior, providing a contrasting sculptural form to the house.
    Photography: Taggart Sorensen

    Beach Haven Residence, Exterior at Twilight.  Photo  of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Exterior at Twilight.

    Beach Haven Residence, Staircase.  Photo 2 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Staircase.

    Beach Haven Residence, Exterior from Beach.  Photo 3 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Exterior from Beach.

    Beach Haven Residence, Living Room.  Photo 4 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Living Room.

    Beach Haven Residence, Staircase with a view.  Photo 5 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Staircase with a view.

    Beach Haven Residence, Bedroom. Photo 6 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Bedroom.

    Beach Haven Residence, Living Room.  Photo 7 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Living Room.

    Beach Haven Residence, Entrance/Exterior Stairwell.  Photo 8 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Entrance/Exterior Stairwell.

    Beach Haven Residence, Partial Exterior.  Photo 9 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Partial Exterior.

    Beach Haven Residence, Full Exterior.  Photo 10 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Full Exterior.

    Beach Haven Residence, Dining Table and Living Room.  Photo 11 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Dining Table and Living Room.

    Beach Haven Residence, Kitchen.  Photo 12 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Kitchen.

    Beach Haven Residence, Full Exterior at Twilight.  Photo 13 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Full Exterior at Twilight.

    Beach Haven Residence, Exterior.  Photo 14 of Beach Haven Residence modern home

    Beach Haven Residence, Exterior.