SHORT HILLS

Short Hills

We started working with this client while they were looking to purchase a house that could be renovated to achieve their goals. After analyzing several houses we helped them choose this 1960 ranch that was then significantly re-imagined to suit the modern lifestyle of a young family.

The original kitchen, dining room and den were opened up into a large great room for the kitchen and family area. The dining room was combined with the formal living room by a small extension of the original living room. Existing attic space was captured to provide a spacious master suite on the second level.

Because of the slope of the site, the back of the house was a full level above grade. A large deck was added for outdoor space at the living level,
 and enclosed below, yielding a substantial storage area.

Energy efficiency upgrades and careful air sealing, as well as many environmentally sustainable materials were included.
Modern residential architecture. Short Hills We started working with this client while they were looking to purchase a house that could be renovated to achieve their goals. After analyzing several houses we helped them choose this 1960 ranch that was then significantly re-imagined to suit the modern lifestyle of a young family.  The original kitchen, dining room and den were opened up into a large great room for the kitchen and family area. The dining room was combined with the formal living room by a small extension of the original living room. Existing attic space was captured to provide a spacious master suite on the second level.  Because of the slope of the site, the back of the house was a full level above grade. A large deck was added for outdoor space at the living level,  and enclosed below, yielding a substantial storage area.  Energy efficiency upgrades and careful air sealing, as well as many environmentally sustainable materials were included.  Original entry doors and wrought iron work were removed to make way for a more modern entry.
Original entry doors and wrought iron work were removed to make way for a more modern entry.
Modern residential architecture. The custom designed entry door was fabricated from reclaimed wood from a felled walnut tree that the woodworker had been saving for years.  A vintage murano chandelier hangs in the powder room.
The custom designed entry door was fabricated from reclaimed wood from a felled walnut tree that the woodworker had been saving for years. 
A vintage murano chandelier hangs in the powder room.
Modern residential architecture. The opened great room houses an open kitchen that features glass mosaic tile, sleek cabinetry and ample indirect lighting in combination with direct task lighting.
The opened great room houses an open kitchen that features glass mosaic tile, sleek cabinetry and ample indirect lighting in combination with direct task lighting.
Modern residential architecture. The opened great room houses an open kitchen that features glass mosaic tile, sleek cabinetry and ample indirect lighting in combination with direct task lighting.
Kitchen detail
Modern residential architecture. The gas fireplace is surrounded by tile and custom cabinetry. The new clerestory windows provide a valuable source of daylight.
The gas fireplace is surrounded by tile and custom cabinetry. The new clerestory windows provide a valuable source of daylight.
Modern residential architecture. Custom cabinets and matching ceiling panels create a warm balance of material in the master bathroom.
Custom cabinets and matching ceiling panels create a warm balance of material in the master bathroom.
Modern residential architecture. Recessed track lighting set between the floor structure above adds dimension to this bright basement play area.
Recessed track lighting set between the floor structure above adds dimension to this bright basement play area.
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