Sea Girt Sway-Office

The wife’s office, located off the foyer, “is a command center where she can run the household in a stylish atmosphere,” Kim says. Walls and built-ins are painted in “Gentle­man’s […]

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Block Party-Ocean Front Exterior

The Longport house is clad in Atlantic white cedar shingles. The windows and doors — all topped with mullioned transoms for consistency — are plentiful to take advantage of the […]

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Sea Girt Sway-Exterior

The traditional seashore colonial-style home in Sea Girt, New Jersey, is designed to look timeless in exterior design and detailing, architect Paul Grabowski says. It has such features as Dutch […]

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Block Party-Pool

To make room for the infinity-edged pool, architect Stephen Fenwick recessed a portion of the Longport house.

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Block Party-Porch

A sofa and rocker on a street-side porch at this Longport home encourage lingering on lazy summer days.

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Sea Girt Sway-Breakfast Area

“We loved the combination of a traditional pedestal table with wishbone chairs, which are a bit more modern and casual,” Kim says. The rope-and-globe lighting is a “fun nod to […]

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Sea Girt Sway-Dining Room

The dining room is sophisticated in a subtle way with textured seating, statement lighting and enlarged wall paneling painted in an “ephemeral, ever-changing moody shade of gray,” Kim says. A […]

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Block Party-Exterior

The Longport home’s two street facades maintain a residential scale. Garden walls help to visually minimize the distance between the raised first floor and the sidewalk.

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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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