Project: West Beech
Architects: The UP Studio
Location: Long Beach, New York, USA
Area: 2,700 sf
Photographs by: Harriet Andronikides, Jani Zubkovs
West Beech by The UP Studio
West Beech is a sustainable, single-family home in the West End of Long Beach, NY. It is the first self-initiated project by UP which aims to develop concept-driven architecture within Long Island’s most vibrant, walkable downtowns.
The home’s modern design features an open floor plan, ocean views, a roof deck, multiple balconies calibrated according to the sun’s angle, and a location in the West End neighborhood of Long Beach that provides close access to the beach and local businesses and restaurants, as well as direct access to New York City on the Long Island Rail Road.
The project’s design concept consolidates all utilities into an active core that brings all fixed elements to the center of the home and clears the facade for maximum fenestration. This organization enables a fully open, rectangular floor plan with maximum flexibility.
“Every inch of our home was meticulously thought through and executed with precision and passion. You can feel all the love that the UP Studio put into this designing and building this masterpiece!” – Valerie Katsorhis, Homeowner
THE UP STUDIO served as architects, interior and brand designers while also acting as the developer for the project. While under construction the team developed a visual identity for the home which included diagrams, models, illustrations, motion graphics, and renderings to help visualize the future project. That aesthetic was carried out through a custom website and on print collateral used for real estate marketing which allowed the home to be sold months before construction had completed.
“West Beech was an attempt to redefine how a home can enhance the daily lives of residents in the quaint, walkable downtowns outside of NYC. All design decisions were site-specific and routed in concepts of sustainability, safety, long-term value, and a relationship with the neighboring community.” – John Patrick Winberry, Architect
-Project description and photographs provided by The UP Studio