Vacation Home - 1

Richard Bubnowski Design LLC
Point Pleasant, N.J.

Project Name: South Surf Road Residence
Location: Silver Beach, Toms River, N.J.
Size: 3,503 sq. ft.
Cost: $1.8 million
Photos: Sam Oberter Photography


The South Surf Road Residence is a summer home for a family of four that resides full time in Georgia. Located on a flat, relatively small 60- by 108-ft. oceanfront lot in Silver Beach along one of New Jersey’s barrier islands, the house is two and a half stories with 3,500 sq. ft. of interior heated space and approximately 300 additional sq. ft. of exterior space distributed throughout the screened porch, covered balconies and the exterior portion of the third level crow’s nest. There is also a 20- by 30-ft. deck along the east side. Drawing inspiration from the classic shingle style beach houses of the Northeast as well as borrowing elements from the architecture of communities such as Seaside and Rosemary Beach, Fla., the aesthetic here is an eclectic mix of various styles that have been reinterpreted for contemporary living. Our biggest challenge was achieving the client’s program on an extremely small lot with restrictive zoning regulations such as lot coverage and building setbacks. The house took much of its form from adhering to the strict township setbacks and building coverage requirements as well as solving the client’s building program. No variances were sought in the design of this home.


Judges’ Comments:
“Very nice use of detail. Love the board and batten at the crow’s nest.”

“Nice cottage look. Nice interior details and look.”




Roofing:                                               Western Red Cedar / Copper    

Engineered woods:                         Weyerhaeuser / Georgia Pacific               

Structural panels:                             Shear Wall / Georgia Pacific        

Framing:                                              TJI          

Siding:                                                   Western Red Cedar       

Brick/stone/stucco:                        Real Stone Source          

Doors:                                                   Rogue Valley / Marvin  

Windows:                                            Andersen           

Insulation:                                           Knauf Eco-Batt 

HVAC:                                                   Trane   

Other:                                                  Azek / Spectis Railings   



Doors:                                                   Supa     

Locksets and hardware:                                Emtek / Baldwin / Rocky Mountain Rustic Hardware       

Tile:                                                        Quenere International 

Flooring:                                              Random Plank Oak (Hand-Scraped)        

Lighting:                                               Visual Comfort / Lightolier          

Fireplaces:                                          Isokern

Other:                                                  Benjamin Moore Paints               



Cabinets:                                             Custom               

Countertops:                                     Marble (Calcutta Gold) 

Sinks:                                                    Kohler  

Faucets:                                               Rohl      

Range:                                                  Wolf     

Exhaust hood:                                   Wolf     

Ovens:                                                  Wolf     

Appliance drawers:                         Sub-Zero            

Refrigerator/Freezer:                    Sub-Zero            

Wine storage:                                    Sub-Zero            

Dishwashers:                                     Bosch   

Microwave oven:                             GE         



Cabinets:                                             Custom               

Countertops:                                     Marble

Tubs:                                                     Kohler  

Showers:                                             Kohler  

Toilets:                                                                 Kohler  

Faucets:                                               Rohl      

Sinks:                                                    Kohler  

Washer/dryer:                                  GE Profile           



Lighting control:                               Lightolier            



Decking:                                               Ipe        

Refrigerator:                                      Sub-Zero