Sea Bright Beach House / Raad Studio

Sea Bright Beach House

Architects: Raad Studio
Project: Sea Bright Beach House
Location: Sea Bright, New Jersey, United States
Photography: Robert Wright

Description by architect: On a seaside site bracketed on two sides by water, our design team sought to balance an embrace of outdoor natural beauty while seeking to accommodate the site’s vulnerability to storms.

Sea Bright Beach House 1

The design solution that resulted is the marriage of landscape and architecture. Though the neighborhood itself is graded flat, the parkland to the north is a wild original dunescape. By restoring our idea of the original natural state to the site, we created a set of hydrodynamic dunes with penetrations that allow water to sluice through the land, while simultaneously elevating the house well above the historic high water mark.

Sea Bright Beach House 2

Through strategic site planning, a variety of exterior spaces were developed; some provided privacy and respite while others captured expansive views and offered more dynamic engagement. Green roofs and wood decking maximize groundwater recharge.

Sea Bright Beach House 3

An elevated set of volumes, built using local maritime construction techniques, perches atop the dunes to create huge vistas that float above the restored native landscape.

Sea Bright Beach House 4

Sea Bright Beach House 5

Sea Bright Beach House 6

Sea Bright Beach House 7

Sea Bright Beach House 8

Sea Bright Beach House 9

Sea Bright Beach House 10

Sea Bright Beach House 11

Sea Bright Beach House 12

Sea Bright Beach House 13

Sea Bright Beach House 14

Sea Bright Beach House 15

Sea Bright Beach House 16

Sea Bright Beach House 17

Sea Bright Beach House 18

Sea Bright Beach House 19

Sea Bright Beach House 20

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

12,000 Pink Wooden Sticks Hanging from the Ceiling

Patisserie III is a project completed in December 2015 by Madrid-based Ideo arquitectura. This project consists of a new design of a third bakery in...

Doonan Glass House / Sarah Waller Architecture

Sarah Waller’s own personal, architect’s ‘dream home’ in Doonan was designed around three primary elements: a white concrete slab that appears to be floating, long expanses of full height glazing and a near flat roof.

Contemporary Revamp of a Guest House by CLB Architects

CLB Architects has collaborated with one family on a 180-acre Jackson Hole property over a period of twenty-plus years. The breadth of work — five projects in a wildlife-rich riverine ecosystem — depicts the evolution of one couple’s aesthetic

Invercargill House / Mason & Wales Architects

Located in Southland, New Zealand, Invercargill House is a rural-styled house designed by Mason & Wales Architects. The house is arranged skilfully in a free-flowing plan interconnected by...

Brick Bungalow Addition by MODO Michael Ong Design Office

Located in the leafy suburb of Hawthorn East, Open house is an renovation and addition to an existing brick bungalow. The existing house was in great condition, however the rear lean to extension completed in the 1970s has become an awkward living area with a poor connection to the garden.

Verrierdale Tent House / Sparks Architects

The Verrierdale Tent House is a custom residential canopy structure, designed by Sparks Architects. The house features a retractable ceiling system to fully appreciate...