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This home is for sale by owner (September 8, 2019).  Click here to make an inquiry.
Listing details are provided below.

Press related to this home:
NYTimes, May 4, 2019, Leonia, N.J.: A Suburb of Artists, in Easy Reach of Manhattan
Dwell magazine, November, 2014: “…a cramped kitchen is reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining.”

The addition and renovations we designed for our circa 1911 home were completed in 2013.  We retained the best parts of our old house, and added gracious new spaces and features — seamlessly blending the old and new.  It’s ready for the next 100 years.

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We designed functional and beautiful spaces that our old house and property lacked:

  • new garage large enough for a modern car and a gardener’s potting shed area
  • breezeway that provides covered access from the garage to the house, and also creates a dramatic passage from the front garden to our private back gardens
  • landscape features including stone walls, patios and pathways, a waterfall and goldfish pond.
  • master bedroom and bath suite
  • modern light-filled kitchen

It was a transformative experience having a house customized to our own specifications.  Our home brings us joy every day.

Home for Sale – Listing Description

A major renovation and addition completed in 2013 by architectural designer/owner, transformed this 1911 Craftsman home, seamlessly blending original charm with modern style and indoor/outdoor living spaces. Move-in ready, thoughtfully designed 4 bed / 2.5 bath home with stunning kitchen (featured in Dwell magazine NOV 2014 “Jersey Fresh”) and many special features. Terraced rear garden with natural stone walls, waterfall, pond, patios and lush greenery provide zen-like atmosphere. Situated under a canopy of mature trees on quiet winding street, this verdant oasis feels worlds away from NYC, but is just 1 mile from the GW Bridge and 20 mins from midtown. Walking distance to schools, library, Highwood Hills nature trails, shops & restaurants. Leonia Boro provides good schools and town services – is known for its creative community (“Leonia, N.J.: A Suburb of Artists, in Easy Reach of Manhattan,” NYTimes, May 4, 2019)

KITCHEN features 12.5 ft island, Silestone countertops, walnut accents, custom cabinetry w integrated lighting & appliance garage, solid oak flooring, GE Monogram 36″ 6-burner range, high-volume exhaust hood, Wolf under counter convection /steam oven, microwave drawer, Thermador refrigerator and freezer columns, Subzero ice-maker, Miele dishwasher, two sinks (one in island / one adj to dishwasher) create separate stations for food prep /entertaining and clean up

BREAKFAST AREA (10×10) features expansive double-hung windows on 3 sides overlooking rear garden

DINING ROOM (17×12) original Craftsman plate rail

LIVING ROOM (19×13) original wood mantel, brick fireplace (non-working), parquet floor with inlaid border

SUNROOM (17.5×8.5) features Somfy motorized double roller shades concealed in custom designed valence, providing sun-shading and/or room-darkening at push of button – ideal for tv viewing.

First Floor also features Front Entry Porch, Foyer, Half Bath, 6 ft coat closet

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE king-sized bedroom (13×13), adjoining lounge with built-in window-seat, en-suite bath with radiant heated stone floor, 5ft shower with multiple heads plus steam, Duravit soaking tub, custom walnut vanity w stone countertop and double sinks, Robern uplift medicine cabinets.

3 BEDROOMS (13×12.5, 13×11, 10.5×10) original wood floors, plenty of daylight from large double-hung windows, convenient access to adj bathroom – perfect arrangement for children’s rooms, or guestrooms and work space

BASEMENT BONUS SPACE (24×16) this large room features radiant heated floor – ready to be converted into gym, yoga space, creative studio, or family/game/recreation room

BREEZEWAY (10×18) provides gracious covered entrance from garage to kitchen and connects front and rear gardens. This outdoor room with ceiling fan comfortably seats 16 for summer gatherings

LANDSCAPED GARDEN and outdoor spaces are yours to explore. Step out of the kitchen or off the breezeway to flagstone outdoor dining patio with goldfish pond and waterfall. For a more secluded retreat, cross the stone bridge and climb steps to reach “the camp,” a second flagstone patio nestled in the hill. Follow stone steps down to the lawn – lay on the grass and gaze into treetops, or continue down to lower pea gravel patio.

Spacious LAUNDRY area in BASEMENT with side by side W/D and sink; Walk-out from basement to covered outdoor storage area and exterior stairs to rear yard; Attached single-car GARAGE plus GARDEN SHED /Workshop space; Additional Parking Space along side of driveway; Fenced backyard w sprinkler system; plantings maintained organically (no harsh chemicals in 17 years of ownership); Benjamin Moore interior paint colors throughout home by designer; Pella Architectural Series Windows throughout; NEST thermostats control separate HVAC systems for first and second floor comfort zones; Navien on-demand hot water heater; Generac 20kW Automatic Standby Generator. Viewing by appointment, Buyer’s Agents Welcome.

There is much to love about this home: its overall design sensibility and flow supports everyday family life with ease, and it is great for entertaining. The breakfast area, with views to the back garden, is a favorite spot for watching birds and squirrels, changing weather and seasons. Turn the Sunroom into your private screening room with a push of a button and binge-watch your favorite series on Netflix. Treat yourself to a spa experience in the Master Bathroom soaking tub and steam shower. The sound of the waterfall draws everyone through the Breezeway to the goldfish pond. Enjoy the sounds of the waterfall through windows in the Breakfast Area, Mstr Bedroom Suite. Easy access to delightful outdoor spaces encourages one to get outside and relax in harmony with nature. Light a firepit in “the camp” for toasting s’mores. The Breezeway is wonderful multi-purpose outdoor room for mild weather dining, projects, yoga, or watching a gentle rain or snowfall. Beautiful, quiet and peaceful neighborhood on a hill with great neighbors. Experience this home in-person to appreciate its design and unique sense of place.

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  • This is a wonderful tour of imaginatively designed living and work space. While the before/after transformation is dramatic, the impact of seeing it here today is being reminded why the effort to do space right adds so much to the quality of life.

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