Residence: Highland Park, NJ
Services included comprehensive design and construction administration.
Program included full home remodel with addition containing new kitchen, new family room, & 2nd floor master bedroom & bathroom.
The total area of the house is 3,000 gross square feet.
The project was completed in 1992.
View of Existing Home Before Construction- This photograph shows the existing den space on the first floor, of this wood frame house. The main structure of the home can be seen in the background.
View of New Addition- This photograph shows the new addition on the second floor, with a set of large casement windows and triangular window, to allow southern light into a master bedroom having a vaulted ceiling. Special care has been taken with the wood detailing and trim to integrate the new addition with existing home. This addition was finished with wood cedar siding to match the existing home.
View of New Addition- The above view can be seen from Graham Street and demonstrates how this new addition is integrated into the existing home and its surrounding landscape. The client requested that a new bedroom and bathroom be created in the new addition with ramp access to the home. This was accomplished with the building of a new ramp that leads into a covered porch. The bedroom is situated to allow maximum light and ease of entry into the existing home. Another important aspect of this project was to expand the existing dining room in the home, without compromising the mature tree, which exists in the rear yard. It should be noted that the new bedroom receives a great deal of light from the circle top window into a "cathedral" space bedroom, which can be seen in the above photograph.
Attic Dormer during Construction- Feature photo shown in the Home New Tribune on April 4, 2000.
Attic Area before Dormer Construction Began- This photo was shown on HGTV's " New Spaces", as a "Before " photo of this project.
Finished living space- This photograph shows how built in bookshelves and a window seat make use of available space, despite a lack of head room space.
Attic Dormered Area- This view shows how storage areas and mechanical spaces are integrated into the new bedroom area. The new double hung window in the backround matches the proportions of the windows on the rest of the home. Lively colors make the room look bright and cheerful.
Attic Stairs- The existing attic staircase remained, but a new handrailing and a new double hung window with transom was integrated into the area to provide safety, daylight and view. Again the window selected matches the overall scale of the rest of the windows of the home. The mirrored doors for the closet doors, selected by the client, gives greater depth to the bedroom.
Whole house renovation- 3,269 sf
New Family Room addition, garage expansion and new front vestibule
New open concept kitchen with elevated counter
Complete new brick veneer envelope with new wilndows and doors
(2) new full bathrooms
Total interior remodeling with new mechanical system.
Highland Park NJ-2007
New first floor addition - 402SF
New first floor kitchen and family room
Princeton, NJ garage.
New 2 story garage addition to accommodate 4 cars was designed.
And built. A new breezeway connects the garage to the existing.
House. There is an independent 2nd floor dwelling unit above the garage space.
The style of the garage matches the existing house.