Living in a historic town in North Jersey in the off-season, the client sought a connection to the historic beach styles of the region. A classic shingle style design reminiscent of the Hamptons with cedar siding and red cedar shake roof became the backdrop for the family’s retreat. A large welcoming front porch with arched mahogany front door would be the main entrance with a side shingled archway for the family entrance. Brick base, cedar patterning, balconies and blue, board & batten shutters add the final exterior touches. As the family loves the beach and the outdoors, the rear yard incorporates a large screened porch with dune views, a grilling porch, an entertaining kitchen, a pool with large built-in seat and cabana with cathedral ceiling and furniture nestled around an outdoor masonry fireplace.
Inside on the first floor, you find a family room with cypress paneling and molding. The stair hall sweeps you up to the great room with cathedral ceiling. The living room features masonry fireplace and generous bay window framing views to the beach. Family heirloom furnishings and carefully selected antiques complete the family’s home to be enjoyed for many years to come.