Brigantine Beach Residence

A custom 3-story, single-family residence nestled on the beach block of Ocean Avenue in Brigantine, NJ. The project was developed to embrace expansive views of the ocean and surrounding neighborhood fabric.  The beach home stands out among the rest with its unique modern design and maintenance free façade which translates well with the scale of a larger residence.  The spacious interiors consist of a 2-car garage, (4) bedrooms, (5) baths, and (2) half baths with ample living, kitchen, and dining space.

There are a series of outdoor lounge spaces at each level of the home that face the ocean. The ground floor entertainment room opens to a patio with an exterior shower, all of which is shaded from the overhang of the deck above.  A large terrace is accessed through the sliding glass wall of the dining room that overlooks the ocean.  Convenient access to the kitchen is also provided through a multi-full height folding panel door and window system, creating a continuous and convenient path while entertaining.  The top floor holds the most impressive views from the multi-level roof deck, including features of an outdoor fireplace and pergola.

Perhaps the most unique features of this beach home are the geometric forms created through the massing of the building.  A strong vertical element establishes the entry point while dormers and bay windows echo fundamentals of classic design which draw your eye around the facades and up to the massive chimney that also accommodates a cozy exterior fireplace for the roof deck. An octagonal tower rises more than 2.5 stories creating an interior great room with expansive glazing to capture views of the ocean from all angles of the space. The top of the tower which stands above the main roof houses a custom-built pergola with illuminated glass railings to capture all hours of sun-filled daylight.

We were also commissioned to design all interior elements of the home from the custom solid wood waterfall staircase with feature wall cladded in marble, to the custom kitchen and wet-bar cabinetry, built-ins including all casework, finishes, and lighting. This beach house was truly a great project for Abitare and the Owners. We look forward to seeing the project through completion.


Brigantine, NJ 


Expected 2021


Area:  5,500 S.F.


Site Planning
Building Massing
Architectural Design
Construction Documentation
Construction Administration
Interior Design