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Customized Remodel of 1930s/1980s home

Summit, NJ

This Manhattanite had a big design challenge with her new NJ home: how to unify a 1930s home with a 1980s addition while making a career change, a move to the suburbs and new marriage. Kasdan Construction Management, In House Photography


The original home's front door was rarely used after the 1980s addition door had been added (under the steep gable). We replaced the door with an arched window and the path and landscaping were redesigned to focus the attention on the entry. 

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We opened up a path to the left of the living roof fireplace to unit the 1930s portion of the house with the 1980s portion.

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We squeezed in mudroom functionality into near the entrance door.

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The master bedroom was remodeled with custom closets, built-in entertainment with a new home office and master bath behind barn doors.

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The new home office off the master bedroom had a large clock window overlooking the 2-story great room below.

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The bathroom had custom chrome shelving, concrete counters and vintage privacy glass block with the home office beyond. 


The glass block continued in the shower with body jets and heated shaving mirror.

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The remodeling continued downstairs with a new media room and new egress window letting in plenty of light.

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The new laundry room provided plenty of space for laundry and crafts.

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