Dune Road Beach House

East Quogue, New York
Location
  • East Quogue, New York
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Square Feet
  • 2200
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Located on the eastern end of Long Island, the Dune Road beach house by Resolution: 4 Architecture rides the crest of a dune along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Completed in June 2012, it is sited on a long barrier reef in a setting that provides the house with views of the ocean immediately to the south and also the bay and marshland to the north.

    The house sits at the end of a long drive and the main entry is reached over a long ramp that bridges the naturally duned landscape, which was to remain unscathed. Zoning and allowable square footage requirements determined not only the home’s placement, but also its length, width, and height. In addition to the home’s hurricane-rated structure and windows, the dune itself was rebuilt per environmental standards for protection from any potential damage from the ocean. The use of prefab construction maximized construction efficiency while minimizing disruption to the natural site.

    Analogous to the narrow reef, the home’s interior is organized as a linear composition with service spaces and circulation to the north, while open living and sleeping areas are to the south. The client is a young family living in a large apartment in downtown Manhattan. Unlike most second homes owned by city-dwellers, this house is actually smaller than their apartment. Accordingly, time spent here is more akin to camping on the beach than escaping to a rural fortress. The floor-to-ceiling glass wall in the communal space has the effect of sitting on the beach while retaining all the comforts of home, as the south facade closes down for privacy. The second level has four bedrooms, including a bunkroom, and interior stairs leading to a roof deck with a fireplace, hot tub, a space for morning yoga, and commanding views up and down the beach, high above the surrounding houses.

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    Modern home with House, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Grass, Wood Fences, Wall, Vertical Fences, Wall, Horizontal Fences, Wall, and Bedroom. South elevation at dusk Photo  of Dune Road Beach House

    South elevation at dusk

    Modern home with House, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Outdoor, and Grass. Southeast corner from beach Photo 2 of Dune Road Beach House

    Southeast corner from beach

    Modern home with House, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Outdoor, Walkways, and Slope. Northeast corner at entrance  Photo 3 of Dune Road Beach House

    Northeast corner at entrance

    Modern home with House, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Outdoor, Grass, and Slope. Southwest corner from beach Photo 4 of Dune Road Beach House

    Southwest corner from beach

    Modern home with House, Wood Siding Material, Metal Siding Material, Grass, Field, Trees, Slope, and Exterior. North elevation/Southwest facade details  Photo 5 of Dune Road Beach House

    North elevation/Southwest facade details

    Modern home with House, Wood Siding Material, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Office. View to the sky from oculus deck Photo 6 of Dune Road Beach House

    View to the sky from oculus deck

    Modern home with Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Rooftop, Exterior, House, and Wood Siding Material. Oculus deck from roof deck Photo 7 of Dune Road Beach House

    Oculus deck from roof deck

    Modern home with Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, House, Wood Siding Material, and Outdoor. The oculus deck serves as an oversized sun dial Photo 8 of Dune Road Beach House

    The oculus deck serves as an oversized sun dial

    Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor, Ceiling Lighting, Range Hood, Engineered Quartz Counter, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Cooktops, Drop In Sink, Wood Cabinet, Stools, and Dining Room. Kitchen cabinets and horizontal slot windows frame views of the bay to the north Photo 9 of Dune Road Beach House

    Kitchen cabinets and horizontal slot windows frame views of the bay to the north

    Modern home with Medium Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, Ceiling Lighting, Sofa, and Living Room. Living room and view of Atlantic Ocean upon entry Photo 10 of Dune Road Beach House

    Living room and view of Atlantic Ocean upon entry

    Modern home with Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Outdoor. Communal space with expansive views of the ocean Photo 11 of Dune Road Beach House

    Communal space with expansive views of the ocean

    Modern home with Bed, Storage, Bunks, Wardrobe, Medium Hardwood Floor, Kids Room, and Bedroom. Bunk room with oculus deck and ocean beyond Photo 12 of Dune Road Beach House

    Bunk room with oculus deck and ocean beyond

    Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Storage, Ceiling Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Master bedroom Photo 13 of Dune Road Beach House

    Master bedroom

    Modern home with Bath Room, Engineered Quartz Counter, Limestone Floor, Undermount Sink, Ceiling Lighting, Subway Tile Wall, and Corner Shower. Master bathroom Photo 14 of Dune Road Beach House

    Master bathroom

    Modern home with Bedroom, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Bed. Guest bedroom Photo 15 of Dune Road Beach House

    Guest bedroom

    Modern home with Engineered Quartz Counter, Limestone Floor, Undermount Sink, One Piece Toilet, Subway Tile Wall, Ceiling Lighting, Staircase, and Wood Tread. Guest bathroom/Stair to roof deck Photo 16 of Dune Road Beach House

    Guest bathroom/Stair to roof deck

    Modern home with Rooftop, Wire Fences, Wall, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Decking Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, and Exterior. Roof deck/Outdoor living space Photo 17 of Dune Road Beach House

    Roof deck/Outdoor living space

    Second-floor module being set as seen from neighboring house Photo 18 of Dune Road Beach House modern home

    Second-floor module being set as seen from neighboring house

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