Jersey Shore Reimagined

Overview: This very basic 1950s ranch—the original structure—sat on a beautiful creek-front property on the Navesink River at the Jersey Shore.
Challenge: Our client wanted to build a full second story over her existing home with a more open living area on the first floor and move all bedrooms on the second floor.
Solution: We designed a Dutch gambrel red roof line in keeping with the shore style and included open porches at the front and rear. We retained the original foundation and set the addition at an angle to incorporate a comfortable three-car garage. Mirrored construction on the side of the house created an angle to the water that captured the best view from the master suite. We also included a clear story wall of windows to maximize second-story water views. While we retained the original foundation, the way we angled the front makes the look of the house more intentional and contained, and the garage and side rebuild makes the house appear larger than it actually is. Overall, the house now made a statement more fitting for its beautiful Navesink River location.

© Siegel Architects, P.C.
Chatham, New Jersey