Modern residence design – Kowalewski by Belmont Freeman Architects


Atlantic Beach is a beach community, located on the south shore of Long Island, outside of New York City. It is abundant with modest houses from the 1920’s and 30’s in Tudor, Spanish and Art Deco styles, but in the last decade many of these old houses were torn down and replaced with larger modern homes. Here is an example of a new modern residence design, emerged near the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. This 3,600-sq.-ft. bay house is called the Kowalewski residence and is an attempt to insert a distinctly modern house, built of stone, stucco, steel and glass, into the village context. It is a luxury home that features a relatively closed “narrow face” facade slightly wider than the former house on the lot.

Modern residence design – exterior


The modern residence design is facing the street features a collection of frosted and transparent windows that punctuate an minimalist exterior recalling the village’s Art Deco heritage. At the north edge of the 85-foot-square lot there is a wide side garden with mature trees accessible via a main-floor living area enclosed in glass walls. Designed as residence for a family with two small children this house’s modern decor is illuminated by plenty of windows. The open-concept ground floor is good for casual living and offers maximum connection to the outdoors while the second floor offers privacy with its four bedrooms and three baths.

Modern residence design and interior ideas


There is an industrial-chic staircase that leads upstairs and out to a rooftop patio with great views of the island and the ocean. There is also a sunny guest suite on the third floor that opens right onto the large roof terrace. Being collectors of contemporary art the clients incorporated work of some of their artist friends into the architectural design like the marble floor in the entry foyer. For more information you can visit Belmont Freeman Architects.


Modern living room with dining area



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