Custom Home Less Than 3,000 s.f.
Richard Bubnowski Design
Point Pleasant, N.J.
Project Name: New Moon Cottage
Location: Harvey Cedars, N.J.
Size: 1,813 s.f.
Homeowner’s occupation: Musician/Entrepreneur
Photos: Sam Oberter Photography
The "New Moon Cottage" is a weekend and summer residence that includes a surfboard storage room as a focal point adjacent to the main entrance for easy site access. Western Red Cedar was chosen as the primary exterior building material for its durability and warm natural appearance. Extremely restrictive site constraints such as building coverage and setback requirements on a small, narrow, irregular-shaped waterfront lot challenged the team. Requirements called for a 20-ft. setback along the front of the property, 10-ft. along the side and rear and 15-ft. along the water's edge. The plan had taken on a linear quality and somewhat serpentine flow to satisfy the client's program while achieving maximum openness and efficiency.
“Great thought for fitting a home in a small lot with appropriate functional space. Very appealing.”
“Love the use of distressed wood.”
Roofing: Western Red Cedar / Copper
Engineered woods: Weyerhaeuser
Siding: Western Red Cedar
Doors: Rogue Valley
Locksets and hardware: Emtek
Flooring: Natural Slate
Lighting: Lightolier / Visual Comfort
Other: Reclaimed Oak
Cabinets: Reclaimed Oak
Countertops: Mahogany / Stainless Steel
Range: GE Profile
Exhaust hood: GE Profile
Refrigerator/Freezer: GE Profile