Breakers Balconies

Just 40 minutes by train, the small beach town of Long Beach, NY is a paradise for surfers who work in NYC. So, for two passionate surfers looking for their next home it was high on their wishlist to see the waves break from the comfort of their own home. This new, modern beach house not only maximizes the prime ocean views, but also addresses the environmental concerns of the local flood zone and sustainably addresses New York's ever-changing seasons.

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Core Design Concepts

MAXIMIZE VIEWS
Due to the Long Beach property's proximity to the Atlantic, it was crucial to open up the southern front corner of the home to maximize the stunning ocean views so the homeowners, both avid surfers, would never have to rely on a surf report again.

SUN'S PATH
The best views from the property were also directly in the sun's path so balconies were extended from the front of each level to keep the home from getting crushed with direct summer sun, therefore significantly reducing energy costs.

Each level of the home faces the ocean and a private roof deck offers a perfect place for entertaining after a day in the water. Additionally, an exposed structural framing system becomes a defining feature of the homes and simultaneously serves as covered exterior balconies.