In Atlantic Beach, New York, many aging houses, fixtures of the community, have been replaced with larger modern houses. There are fewer and fewer Spanish, Tudor, and Art Deco style houses from the 1920s and 1930s. In an effort to reclaim some of the classic architectural cues of older homes, Belmont Freeman Architects designed the Kowalewski Residence to recapture some of the Art Deco heritage of the Atlantic Beach community. The 3,600 square ft. house is the primary residence for a family with two small children, so it’s designed with an open plan for casual living. The layout also maximizes the house’s connection to the outdoors. The structure is steel with light-gauge metal framed floors and walls. The exterior includes the use of stucco, black slate, stainless steel and glass.