Ocean House Resurrection is Topic

November 17th, 2010

Centerbrook Architects Jefferson B. Riley and Meg Lyons are among the presenters on the Ocean House on Wednesday Nov. 17 at Build Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Opened in May, the resurrected Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island embodies the faithful replication of an historic, Victorian, beachfront hotel combined with contemporary strivings all its own. The “historic kernel” of Centerbrook’s design revisits the early 20th century, when the hotel was at its architectural apex, while newly conceived additions and built-in amenities create a modern, luxury resort within that romantic vessel. Many components of the original 1868 hotel were preserved or precisely replicated.

The hotel now offers fine dining in the replicated dining room, new decks with broad ocean views, a bar with casual dining, an indoor lap pool that “flows” to an outdoor water feature, banquet halls, a private club room, a corporate board room, a spa and fitness center, 49 hotel rooms, 23 residences, underground parking, and an international croquet court.

Other presenters include Mark Banfield of Dimeo Construction, Nicolas – Nicholas Moore of Bluff Avenue Associates, and Jordon Stone of Peregrine Group.