November 1, 2017

Anda Andrei and Bonetti/Kozerski Add to Asbury Park With Monroe Penthouse

A bedroom with a bleached oak bed and floors. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.

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.

Beach grasses offer shade on the 1,200-square-foot deck. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.

Kitchen cabinetry is lacquered a bright, high-gloss white. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.

Linen upholsters pillows and a daybed in a guest room. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.

White sheers conceal a bedroom’s desk and closet. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.

Large-scale ceramic tiles surround double basin sinks. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.

Arne Jacobsen’s Paris chairs gather around a Carrara marble table in the living area. Photography by Nikolas Koenig.

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