This beachfront house is located on the Atlantic coast in New Jersey. The lot is on the beachfront, but very small, tucked away from the street, and had many code-regulated square-footage and height restrictions.
Specht Architects was founded on the vision of creating elegant, comfortable, and timeless buildings that are rooted in the unique environments in which they exist, and shaped by the character of the people who will inhabit them.
Our projects have been featured in over 100 publications worldwide, and have received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Architectural League of New York, The Texas Society of Architects, and many others.
Sundial House is a concrete Santa Fe home completed in 2017 by American studio Specht Architects. This ridgetop house in Santa Fe is organized around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls. The walls are an element of continuity, linking interior and exterior spaces and the landscape beyond. A narrow skylight runs the entire 125’ length of one of […]
Completed by Specht Architects, Manhattan MicroLoft involved the radical transformation of a tiny, awkward apartment at the top of a six-story building. With only 425 square feet of floor area, but a ceiling height of over 24 feet, the new design exploits the inherent sectional possibilities, and creates a flowing interior landscape that dissolves the notion […]
Casa Xixim is a private villa designed by Austin-based Specht Architects. Nestled between the turquoise ocean and the emerald jungle, Casa Xixim offers a unique blend of exotic beauty, refined luxury and eco-minded practices in harmony with the natural surroundings. From the architect: This residence, on a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, Mexico, […]
Cliff Dwelling is a renovation project recently completed by Specht Architects. From the architects: Suspended on a narrow limestone ridge halfway down a cliff overlooking Lake Austin, this home builds upon the frame of an existing 1970s-era structure. The renovation re-works the processional sequence into and through the house making it habitable for an elderly […]