Georgian Style Home- Foyer Renovation

 New Custom Marble Floors flow from the front door to the new french doors that lead to the gardens and pool.

New Custom Marble Floors flow from the front door to the new french doors that lead to the gardens and pool.

This regal 1926 Georgian home had become tired and antiquated. The challenge was to create a welcoming home that honored the history and period of the original architecture without feeling stodgy. New custom marble floors flow from the front door to the back. A chandelier from the original dining room was redesigned, scaling it down, removing extra crystals and chains to create a more refined modernized fixture and relocated to the foyer. We selected an antique alabaster pendant to provide a warm glow in the rear hall. 

 The foyer before renovation; original rear foyer; original powder room

The foyer before renovation; original rear foyer; original powder room

We selected an antique alabaster pendant to provide a warm glow in the rear hall. 

 New custom doors and mill-work were designed to match the existing and seamlessly integrate the old and the new.

New custom doors and mill-work were designed to match the existing and seamlessly integrate the old and the new.

 Rear Hall Vestibule 

Rear Hall Vestibule 

By opening up the back of the house with French doors that align with the front door, we created access and views to the patio and pool and flooded the space with natural light. The rear foyer  was reconfigured by relocating the powder room slightly, connecting the more private family spaces with arched doorways across the back of the house. The custom paneling and matching custom doors, when closed, allow the family spaces to be closed off during more formal parties and the powder room entrance is discrete.

 Powder room -- Relocated and refined.  Custom marble tile pattern on the floors,  wall paper and sconces re-purposed and refinished adorn the walls.

Powder room -- Relocated and refined.  Custom marble tile pattern on the floors,  wall paper and sconces re-purposed and refinished adorn the walls.

"We have had the pleasure in working closely with Clawson Architects for the past few years now. Marvin, Rene & their team are extremely professional, organized, open, positive & motivated. In working with different professionals, we are always impressed with Clawson Architects work ethic, attention to detail, ability to build & maintain relationships and most important the end result of their projects. Their constant communication and respect between the client, suppliers & builder always seems to keep their clients in a good place while going through the construction process! I recommend them with confidence to anyone that is looking for architectural &/or interior design services." - Short Hills Marble and Tile