Building Address:  17 Ocean Place

Section / Block / Lot:     

Surveyor’s Name:  Jayme Breschard

Survey Date:  June 1, 2004

Building Type:  residence

Owner’s Name:  Jane Knapp

Building Name:     

Date of Construction:  ca. 1936


Building Dimensions:  24’ x 44’

No. of Floors:  1 ½

Decorative Features:  corbeled chimney cap and gabled dormer

Siding Material(s):  wood shingle, sawed, coursed

Roof Style:  low-pitch, side-gabled roof

Roofing Material(s):  asphalt shingles, plain

Foundation:  concrete

Window Style(s):  one-over-one double-hung sash, plate glass, and paired casement windows

No. of Entrances and Placement:  centered entrance on the façade (south) and rear wall entry on east elevation

Chimneys and Placement:   exterior brick end-wall chimney on west elevation

Condition:  good

Architectural Integrity:  According to current homeowner, Jane Knapp, the wood shingle cladding is ca. 1970.  The building was originally covered with pink stucco, existing only on the west and east elevations of the front-gabled garage at 15 Ocean Place.  New fenestration exists throughout structure.

Architectural Style:    Side-Gable 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 east elevation, sits a front-gabled garage on a poured concrete slab with wood shingle cladding and an asphalt shingle roof.  The south façade has a circular gable louver and double four-light swing garage doors (ca. 1970).

Historical Information: 

Gottfried, Herbert and Jan Jennings. American Vernacular Design, 1870-1940. New York: Van Norstrand Reinhold, 1985.

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