Within a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood on the shores of Staten Island, the Port Regalle Waterfront Community provides a unique opportunity to own a residence in close proximity to Manhattan with waterfront views, a full service marina and a private boat slip. At seventeen units per acre, the density and organization of Port Regalle’s architecture is unlike any in the vicinity. The interlocking units wind in a vermicular manner across the site and the varying levels, soaring towers and stepping terraces of these structures reference the dwellings of a Mediterranean village.
There are three controlled entrance points to the community. The buildings themselves form a physical barrier separating the busy parking areas and roads from the sedate gardens and walkways of the community. The seven different designs range in size and each unit has a garage, a separate entrance and a private garden. These units provide a variety of open living conditions, yet the focus of design remains the private backyard and blue water views.
The boardwalk, which follows the shoreline, allows access to the fragile water environment and reconnects the Port Regalle community with the surrounding neighborhood and the marina.
Port Regalle Partners, Ltd.
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Awards Excellence – 1988