Sea Girt Sway-Outdoor Shower

Because it’s a full-time residence and beach house, an outdoor shower was a must. The covered area also has direct access to a practical and functional mudroom entry, Grabowski says.

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Block Party-Dining

A shady spot on the expansive veranda is ideal for beachside dining at this Longport home.

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Sea Girt Sway-Family Room

The family room — located off of the kitchen — layers pretty whites and taupes, warm woods and textured surfaces to create a soft, airy space in a laid-back but […]

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Durable Design-Dining Room

A textured wall covering in a muted color adds interest without over­powering the calm vibe of this Bergen County dining room. Pocket doors separate the dining room from the entry. […]

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Sea Girt Sway-Kitchen

Shaker-style cabinets topped with mullioned glass doors and matching fascia and crown molding rise to meet the 10-foot ceiling, says Bill Earnshaw, kitchen and bath designer. Danby marble countertops complement […]

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Sea Girt Sway-Dining

Multifaceted glass pendants in the foyer — seen just beyond the dining room — “give off great light and project beautiful patterns of light in the evenings,” interior designer Christina […]

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Finessing the Space-Shower

A relocated and enlarged shower in a Rumson home is a graphic centerpiece with its black-metal framing. A glass panel above the door remains closed when the steam-shower function is […]

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Sea Girt Sway-Attic Alcove

Height restrictions in an attic alcove did not allow for upper and lower bunks, “so we designed built-in beds with a beachy sleepaway camp vibe” for kids and adult guests, […]

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Block Party-Deck

Architect Stephen Fenwick maximized the pool area with three tiers of balconies on the beach side of the Longport home. “It lives so well,” he says. “You can go from […]

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