Anda Andrei and Bonetti/Kozerski Add to Asbury Park With Monroe Penthouse
IStar began their 10-year, multi-billion-dollar plan to revitalize New Jersey’s Asbury Park last summer with the launch the Asbury—the first hotel to open there in over 50 years. Now comes the Monroe, a 34-unit condo by Oppenheim Architecture with a penthouse designed by Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture and Design and Interior Design Hall of Fame member Anda Andrei.
“We wanted a blend of luxury and cozy,” says founder Dominic Kozerski of the 1,600-square-foot residence—and also of the bleached oak flooring. The same species clads a bench that nearly spans the apartment’s length, offering seating for the living area and ebonized black oak dining table. The bathroom’s large-scale ceramic tiles recall sand in the sun. The oak returns in a guest room for a bookcase that also serves as a guest bed—another sign that everything, including the neighborhood, can transform.