english arts and crafts: Home Renovation, summit, NJ

After: Front
After: Front

Inspired by the architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens, the concept for this home was to develop details consistent with this romantic style and integrate the architecture into the English garden landscape.

Before: Front of house and front elevation.
Before: Front of house and front elevation.

The home had a series of incongruous additions in a variety of architecture styles, details and proportions. The exterior of the home was renovated to improve the proportions and roof line and to add depth to the facade. 

Figure study
Figure study
Concept sketch
Concept sketch

The deep overhangs, bracket elements, half-timbering with brick infill and dovecote detailing create interesting light and shadow contrast on the facades. The design also included a completely renovated kitchen, family room, and mudroom. The garage was re-skinned with details that match the new design and give a more refined appearance. The architectural improvements were coordinated closely with interior and landscape design to bring the English Arts and Crafts detailing throughout the entire property and offer plentiful views into the garden spaces.

 After: New terraced garden and landscaping by M.Erbs Fine Gardens 

After: New terraced garden and landscaping by M.Erbs Fine Gardens 

The landscaping was re-imagined in an English garden theme, including a parterre garden, stone retaining walls and new front access to develop a classical foreground and improved street presence.

 Bay Window with traditional brick nogging 

Bay Window with traditional brick nogging 

 Casement window with view of rain chain and gardens.

Casement window with view of rain chain and gardens.

The project also includes a kitchen renovation and interiors in collaboration with interior designer Ashley Anthony Designs.

Kitchen and stairway hall prior to renovation
Kitchen and stairway hall prior to renovation
 After: Kitchen with handsome natural stained wood island and white inset cabinets surrounding the perimeter.  

After: Kitchen with handsome natural stained wood island and white inset cabinets surrounding the perimeter.  

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 Stairway hall after renovation, with new moldings and trim detail.  Interior Furnishings by Ashlee Anthony Design

Stairway hall after renovation, with new moldings and trim detail.  Interior Furnishings by Ashlee Anthony Design