A historic home in New Jersey is transformed into a stupendous haven

Michael Robert Building along with Ellie Mroz Design reimagined this spectacular historic home of stone, brick and shingle situated in Westfield, New Jersey. In-built 1929, this dwelling featured a “transplanted” many years outdated kitchen and dwelling house renovation that was incongruous with each the historic class of the remainder of the house and the way the household lived.

The challenge staff tackled this large-scale renovation challenge with a three-stage strategy:

  1. Change the ground plan of the primary dwelling areas (kitchen, breakfast room, mudroom, entry manner, hallway, powder room and laundry house) to provide the house performance for a busy younger household of 5.
  2. Reinvigorate the house whereas paying homage to the architectural grandeur of the house.
  3. Optimize entry and circulation to the house’s in depth outside entertaining/pool house.


Above: Lovely dutch doorways opens into the mudroom the place a stupendous herringbone brick ground welcomes visitors, whereas paintings on the wall reminds the household of their deep roots.


An indoor-outdoor fire within the breakfast nook in addition to a roof deck with its personal fire and spiral staircase make this residence an entertaining household’s delight.


Archways, customized millwork, beams and supplies all give the absolutely renovated house the texture that it was constructed with the unique residence, whereas shade schemes, texture and choices make the renovated areas each timelessly basic and contemporary.


What We Love: This historic home in New Jersey was renovated for an energetic of household of 5, honoring the roots of this residence whereas giving it a refresh. The primary degree was utterly rearranged to accommodate the household’s life-style wants. New cedar shakes, trim particulars, lighting fixtures, and an accordion-style window for the indoor/outside bar seating are a number of the fabulous particulars which have reworked this historic residence right into a timeless magnificence.

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Above: This kitchen is the guts of the house. The household loves to assemble round and prepare dinner, eat, chortle, and do homework on this house, so the massive island seats everybody. Highlights on this house features a brick backsplash, the stained furniture-style island, granite counter tops, a brass and pewter customized hood, twin full-sized fridge and freezer columns, a stupendous wooden paneled wall, breakfast room, and plethora of organizational instruments which are tucked away.


Above: This eat-in-area of the kitchen options customized eating chairs, a marble and hammered steel tulip-style desk, vintage mirrored chandelier from Visible Consolation and a dual-sided fire. A poolside bar lies simply on the opposite aspect of the 14-foot accordion window that opens as much as the expansive yard oasis. An automatic display descends from the ceiling with the contact of a button to maintain the pesky bug out of the remainder of the home.


Above: A spotlight of this dwelling features a 14 foot lengthy folding window that borders the breakfast room with an out of doors hooked up granite bar. Whereas the window is open, an automatic ceiling-to-floor display retains bugs out of the rest of the house.



Above: This indoor-outdoor bar within the breakfast nook is used for entertaining  all through the seasons. A dual-sided fuel fire is used for heat and ambiance. 


Above: This hardworking mudroom incorporates a sturdy genuine brick ground, a deep farmhouse sink, a hidden fridge and freezer, and a washer and dryer simply steps away.






Above: A seamless transition from the mudroom to the kitchen results in a secondary staircase to the household’s sleeping quarters. From right here, you possibly can catch a glimpse of the wooden paneled wall, housing a espresso station and extra.


Above: This model new first ground bathtub incorporates a customized vainness and Carrara marble ground.


PHOTOGRAPHER Laura Moss Pictures