Atlantic Beach Residence
Having a beach house so close to New York City is a luxury, but with it comes constraints. A small lot, limited height restrictions and setbacks, all made putting 6 bedrooms, a first floor den/guest room, dining room, living room, kitchen/family room, full basement, pool house and pool on a 123′ by 85′ lot a challenge. The solution was to place the stair in the center of the house so that it functions as a courtyard, minimizing space wasted on corridors. Bathrooms were strategically placed so that they could be shared. The garage was eliminated in favor of a porte cochere, affording a greater sense of space at the entry. As a result there is a ample south facing backyard with a pool.