The suburbs of Cedarhurst and Oceanside in the town of Hempstead are home to families and young professionals alike. If you are looking to build a home in the area, we’ve put together a list of the best residential architects in Cedarhurst and Oceanside who can help you.

These firms are led by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) member architects who have been building throughout Nassau County and Long Island for a number of years.


Mark Anthony Architects and Planners

1563 Bellmore Avenue, North Bellmore, NY 11710 

The cool gray façade of this clapboard home is a refreshing sight amid the greenery that surrounds it. Blending in with the landscaping, a stone-clad base leads up to the curved roof main entry, where the black French door and sidelights elegantly contrast their white frame. Wood railings line the wide covered porch, which extends into a gazebo sitting area towards the left. The two-car garage doors are also in white, as are the Palladian windows on the second floor. 

New York Institute of Technology (New York Tech) Architecture alumnus Mark Anthony Munisteri leads Mark Anthony Architects and Planners, the firm behind this home. Established in 2008, the firm works closely with clients on Long Island and in Queens to develop designs that complement these sites, whether it’s a classically traditional home or an ultra-contemporary space. 


Monte Scott Leeper, Architect, P.C.

414 Foxhurst Road, Oceanside, NY 11572 

Half steps lead up to the covered porch of this beige-gray clapboard home. White railings wrap around the sitting area atop the flagstone base. Emerald green side shutters provide a striking contrast around the double-hung windows on both floors. The garage door is also coated in a pristine white.

The home was designed by Monte Scott Leeper, Architect, P.C. Based in Oceanside, the team of architects, engineers, and interior designers has been providing designs from classical to modern since 1983. CEO Monte Scott Leeper has a  bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Kent State University, and he is trusted by homeowners in the area. He answers all sorts of questions about architecture in his Long Island Herald column “Ask the Architect.”


Dov Hadas Architecture

600 Shore Road, Long Beach, NY 11561

Large windows light up the interior of this black and white home in Hewlett. A spacious front yard welcomes you to the main entry and garage areas. Towards the back, the outdoor grill and deck area descends onto a lamp-lit in-ground pool. Glass railings wrap around the second-floor balcony, accessed through more sliding doors from the rooms.

Pratt Institute Architecture alumnus Dov Hadas, AIA, leads Dov Hadas Architecture, the firm behind this home. Serving the South Shore for over 25 years, Hadas maintains a hands-on approach from start to finish of the design process. Aside from custom homes, he has also worked on various commercial projects, most prominently designing car dealerships for clients such as Cadillac, Acura, Chevrolet, and Honda. Hadas also designed the Oceanside Liberty Lighthouse on the Veterans Triangle.


Parnell Architecture, PLLC

100 Daly Boulevard, Unit 807, Oceanside, NY 11572

Aiming to make a positive impact on the built environment, New York Tech Architecture degree-holder Brian Parnell, AIA, NCARB, has spent over two decades in the tri-state building industry. Starting with hands-on experience as a carpentry contractor, Parnell has worked with design-build firms and as a consultant for multi-family structures across the state. Today, his practice also offers computer-aided architectural services to help realize clients’ ideas.

Parnell designed this clapboard home in a light brown tone that fits perfectly into the greenery that surrounds it. Stone-cladding around the first-floor exterior further complements the setting. White balusters anchor the covered main entry a few steps up from the driveway. Tall double-hung windows bring a lot of light into the interior, with French doors leading to the outdoor space towards the side. 


James A. Prisco AIA

60 MacDonald Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701 

New York Tech Architecture alumnus James Prisco, AIA, has over 40 years of experience in the state’s construction industry. He interned as a draftsman while pursuing his degree and later supervised large construction projects as an in-house architect. Eventually, Prisco started his own practice in 1985, working on custom homes as well as commercial projects with clients such as Ford, BMW, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Nathan’s. He has also served as president of the AIA Long Island Chapter and worked on the sets of the TV series George to the Rescue and the Jean-Marc Vallee film Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal.

A simple yet artful landscape frames the main entry of this earth-toned home in Harbor Green. The covered porch is anchored by white balusters matching the window frames and garage doors, contrasting with the dark wood of the French doors.