The Dune Road Beach Residence situated in East Quogue, New York, is a operate of wonder by Manhattan-based Resolution: 4 Architecture. Merely place, this is a redefined, contemporary dream (modular) house constructed from 4 separate “boxes.” Due to strict zoning constraints, the structure had to be restricted to 2,200 square feet however manages to embody spacious and airy beach living at its finest.
This pre-fab beach property of weathered wood, glass, cement and steel is a stand-out. The truth the structure survived the recent Hurricane Sandy unscathed speaks volumes about the materials, craftsmanship and keen architectural components poured into this dwelling. Constructed for a young family residing most of the year in a huge downtown Manhattan apartment, this house sits oceanfront, a rarity for this location today. It had to be set back from the beach, yet is delightfully positioned upon the sandy dunes, allowing beach views to come into play with no a fragmented line of sight.
The ground floor attributes a shared space of living room and dining space which both possess quick ocean views. Modern furnishings and decor in shades of blue and grey crested with white magnificently mimic beachfront waves. The adjacent kitchen is wrapped in sleek light wood cabinetry, which strikingly offsets the gleaming stainless industrial appliances. White metal stools surround a central, stainless-based table. Horizontal windows preserve the space among counter and upper cabinets, dousing this location with beachy daylight.
The 4 bedrooms reside upstairs, 1 containing two bunks, which always remind me of my family’s beach cottage when I was growing up. A master suite receives the sea air by way of a big sliding glass door which opens to a central deck with rotunda skylight. A white-on-white sunken shower attributes windows which crank out, enabling the fresh air in and generating an indoor/outdoor knowledge. Off this space, an interior staircase ascends to the rooftop deck replete with fireplace (one more one particular is featured on the 1st floor,) hot tub and endless views of the Atlantic.
If I had to envision my individual contemporary dream home at the beach, the Dune Road Beach House would likely be it.