Cresskill Home Renovation

Cresskill, New Jersey

This suburban home required a complete intervention when this young family purchased it. The floor plan was impractical and unnecessarily cramped, and the finishes throughout were extremely dated. By removing a small upstairs bedroom, the entrance hall became a grand two-story, circular entry foyer. The lost bedroom was relocated to a former garage and made into a second “master” suite for the couple’s visiting parents. The eat-in kitchen is the home’s new center with direct access to a large patio and pool. The basement was outfitted with a wine cellar for the couple’s collection, and a dedicated tasting room and bar. The entire home was fitted with new lighting, finishes and custom furnishings to bring it into the 21st century. With interplay between an added architectural “spine” and two-story foyer, the home is now spatially organized both horizontally and vertically.