Gilder House
15A Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ 15A Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ Ocean Ave, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750 Residential

A beach house designed to maximize the enjoyment of beach life whilst responding to the realities of global warming and flooding

The client purchased a vacant site surrounded by an eclectic mixture of New England and other style beach houses. They wanted a property which maximized the advantages of beach living such as light, fresh air and the sounds of the ocean whilst responding to the realities of global warming and the increasing likelihood of flooding.

The solution was to place program elements (garage and pool) and materials that would be unaffected by flooding at ground level. All of the bedrooms are lifted to Level 2 with the Master Bedroom facing the ocean, high enough to see over the sea wall. A single open space at Level 3 contains the living room, kitchen and dining room areas with a terrace wrapping around the entire level. At roof level there is a secret garden from which you can enjoy the sunset.

The house facade is made of operable glass at Levels G and 3 with the bedroom level made of stucco with punched window openings.

Project Details >

  • Status: Proposed
  • Date: August 8, 2014
  • Project Number: 028
  • Client: Warren Gilder
  • Area: 6,000 square feet
  • Martin Hopp Architect Project Team:
    • Martin Hopp

      Bill Yeung

  • Design Team: