Tricks of the Trade-Family Room

“Elegant forms and subdued colors enhance the natural beauty of the property and the spectacular views,” Grant says of the family room.

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Tricks of the Trade-Kitchen

Grant calls the revamped kitchen “the centerpiece of the house.” It has a modern aesthetic, with neutral tones alongside metallic finishes.

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Eclectic Edge-Living Room

The living room—used for reading, piano playing or just relaxing by the fire—is adjacent to the dining area and opens to a screened porch with backyard access. Like the millwork […]

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Alfresco Fairytale-Trellis

“There are little things to discover in every corner,” Mierop says of the Montclair property. In this corner, climbing roses and clematis ‘Jackmanii’ gracefully ascend a trellis.

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Bridging the Divide-Kitchen

The main floor in the existing home was reconfigured into an open layout to increase function and flow. Appliances are concealed behind sleek white-lacquered cabinetry, a striking contrast to honed […]

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Bridging the Divide-Exterior

The addition, which encompasses a new garage with a master bedroom suite above, “is proportionate to the existing home but the architectural vocabulary is modern,” architect Brian Messana says. A […]

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Eclectic Edge-Foyer

“I love creating a bold entry,” one that also connects with clients’ personalities, designer Antoinette Allande Anderson says. Eclectic, playful and welcoming, this foyer strikes a visual balance of old […]

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Alfresco Fairytale-Pool and Fountain

“The pool wall is a strong, sculptural feature that creates interest any time of the year,” Mierop says. The bowls on the pillars hold assorted sedum and succulents. The large […]

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Bridging the Divide-Living Room

Modern furnishings contribute to the minimal clean-lined aesthetic. New sliding glass doors and windows greatly enhance the home’s indoor/outdoor connection.

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