coastal home architects

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Rendering of a new residential compound in Normandy Beach, NJ. The home, designed with an innovative reinforced concrete structure, will replace a building destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

PROPERTY ANALYSIS & PERMITTING

Waterfront property is highly regulated and usually requires elevating the first habitable floor and limiting the use of the ground floor. Our firm specializes in architectural feasibility analysis for coastal properties.


SERVICES INCLUDE:


• Evaluation of existing structures with respect to re-use.
• Review of Coastal/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements.
• Review of local zoning and association covenants.
• Concept floor plans and color rendered elevations.
• Site plan showing location and configuration of house and major site elements.


Our extensive experience in resolving zoning and flood hazard issues enables us to identify opportunities and minimize risks for both property buyers and homeowners.

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Section rendering of a new waterfront home on Candlewood Lake in Danbury, CT

ARCHITECTURE

Hand drawn plans and elevations are computer rendered using software that enables our clients to “walk through” their home to view built-ins, furniture layouts, and sunlight and shadows at various times of the year.

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Kitchen & cabinet design for a harbor front home in Stonington, CT.

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

We offer comprehensive interior design services:


SERVICES INCLUDE:


• Lighting design and specification.
• Finish selection including flooring, tile and color selection.
• Kitchen and bathroom design including cabinetry and built-in design.
• Furniture layout and selection


SUSTAINABILITY

We take what we believe is a smart and responsible approach to sustainability. We specify proven technologies and building materials that are good for the environment and provide a homeowner with a return on their investment.


TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDE:


• Geothermal heating and cooling
• High performance insulation materials
• Energy efficient windows, doors, lighting & appliances


We also specify long lasting, low maintenance building materials and whenever possible we source materials that are geographically close to the job site.