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Indiana Avenue Residence

Long Beach, NY

Residential Single Family


West Chin Architect


Long Beach, NY

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This striking two-story, 6,000-square-foot waterfront residence mastered modern design and gives new meaning to coastal living. It’s bold, clean lines take full advantage of the panoramic views over Long Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. The residence consists of a hybrid structural system comprised of concrete, steel, and wood panels. The foundation is a deep helical pile system with concrete grade beams.

Remarkably Engineered

The 6,000-square-foot residence is anchored by nearly 100 foundation piles and a concrete shear wall, which provides not only thermal protection but also the basis for the interiors minimal design. Cross laminated timber panels create significant portions of the walls and floors. A steel framing system supports the timber and concrete systems to provide lateral stability. In the double-height second floor living area, the ocean view is taken in through a 26-foot-wide glass and steel bi-fold door, which opens on to the travertine deck.

Function, Logical and Pragmatic

The goal of the project was to optimize views, maximize the space, and keep the movement between the spaces fluid. At 60 feet wide by 100 feet deep, the challenges were evident too – a narrow coastal lot with height restrictions in an area that is prone to storms. The civil and structural aspects of the building respect FEMA design requirements encompassing wave action and a break-away wall system below the Base Flood Elevation.

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