Building Address: 15 Ocean Place
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Surveyor’s Name: Jayme Breschard
Survey Date: June 1, 2004
Building Type: residence
Owner’s Name: Nicholas C. Pressly
Date of Construction: ca. 1936
Building Dimensions: 23’ x 55’
No. of Floors: 2
Siding Material(s): wood shingle, sawed, coursed
Roof Style: gambrel
Roofing Material(s): asphalt shingle, plain
Foundation: concrete block with cement waterproofing and brick piers
Window Style(s): one-over-one double-hung sash and plate glass
No. of Entrances and Placement: centered entrance on façade (south) and rear wall entry of west elevation
Chimneys and Placement: exterior pipe chimney on east elevation
Architectural Integrity: second-story and gambrel roof additions and new fenestration throughout structure
Architectural Style: Organic Bungalow
The building at 15 Ocean Place sits on the north side of the street. Situated on the south side is an enclosed, sandy area overgrown with beach grass. To the west on the Great South Bay is Bellport Village Marina. To the east of Ocean Place are wetlands owned by Brookhaven Town and on the north and west are wetlands owned by New York State Department of Environmental Protection.
In the rear (north) lot, at the end of a north-south gravel drive along the building’s west elevation, sits a front-gabled garage with a poured concrete foundation, wood shingle cladding on its (north) façade, and asphalt roof shingles. Pink stucco covers the west and east elevations. The south façade has a circular gable louver and double cross batten swing garage doors with iron strap hinges.
According to homeowner, Jane Knapp, at 17 Ocean Place, the building at 15 Ocean Place was originally covered with pink stucco. This wall cladding now exists only on the west and east elevations of the front-gabled garage in its rear (north) lot.
Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.