A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore

Located on the Jersey Shore in Strathmere, New Jersey, this beach house, dubbed Love Shack, brings forth a mixture of casual beach-y and minimal modern resulting in the perfect summer getaway for a family.


The house, designed by Ambit Architecture, is situated on a barrier island, affording views of both the ocean and the bay from the top floor.


The scaled back interior does nothing to obstruct the floor-to-ceiling views.


They flipped the layout from the typical one and put the living room, dining room, and kitchen on the top floor so the views can be utilized in the areas where the most time is spent.


The kitchen area may be small but the design is incredible. I love the zig zagged wood panel that separates the kitchen. I also like how they built the kitchen around that window so plenty of light floods into the middle part of the house.


On this side, you can sit back and enjoy a meal with that incredible view.


On the beach side, there’s another seating area to kick back in.


There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms that round out the design.


The house is clad in a white cedar and painted cement board panels that both age beautifully and look natural.





Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.