Summertime Strong

The living is easy but the landscape is tough at this seashore retreat. When the catastrophe that was Hurricane Sandy hit the Jersey Shore in 2012, builders were in the […]

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­­A House with a View

A new home is designed to take advantage of the stunning views from its position at the crest of a hill It all started with the view. The owners of […]

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Coastal Meets Contemporary

In Avalon, traditional shore styling gets a modern nudge. This home on Seven Mile Island located in New Jersey, the barrier island divided between Avalon and Stone Harbor, has a […]

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En Garde

A landscape designer attacks a cluster of problems in Essex Fells. When it comes to challenges, landscape designer Susan Cohan is no shrinking violet. In planning a two-acre garden in […]

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Spring Lake Kitchen Tour

Here at Design NJ, we are privileged to visit some of the loveliest homes in the state on a regular basis. But we feel particularly fortunate when we have the […]

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Declarations of Independence

Today’s technology and design assure homeowners can age in place without throwing aesthetics under the bus. Good news: Homeowners wanting to age in place can tap better-than-ever tactics for decades […]

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Surmounting the Stereotype

A split-level takes on a new identity. The split-level home—it’s an architectural style perhaps best known from the Brady Bunch television series and often dismissed as a midcentury folly. But […]

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Modern Makeover

Designer Kingsley Belcher Knauss transforms a Colonial-style home in Westfield to suit the owners’ modern tastes. From the outside, Damien and Nicole Dossin’s center-hall Colonial fit right in with the […]

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The Stars Align

A family finds a Hoboken home that, with a serious update, meets their varied needs. It was a rare find in an urban setting—a Hoboken, NJ townhome with enough space […]

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