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New One Family House - Fanwood NJ

New One Family HouseSometimes it is the details that make a house feel like a home, and this could not be more true in the case of the Fanwood Residence. This new-construction five bedroom, three bathroom home is build in a traditional style that combines modern luxuries and conveniences with classic details. Featuring coffered ceilings, wainscoting, spacious rooms and ample storage throughout its two stories, the Fanwood Residence has a classical feel while providing a modern solution to some of the layout problems that older homes face.

  • Front View
    Front View
  • Rear View
    Rear Yard View
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Entrance
    Entrance
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Family Room
    Family Room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Master Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bathroom
    Master Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom
    Master Bathroom
  •  Bathroom
    Bathroom

Upon entering the Fanwood Residence, an 8-foot by 10-foot vestibule greets guests and provides separation from the main living spaces of the home. The formal living and dining rooms are located off of the vestibule and main hallway. Look up in the dining room to see the recessed ceilings, which add subtle depth to the room. A column-capped pass-through connects the dining room to the home's great room - a place where the family room, a casual eating area and the kitchen combine.

Natural light fills the great room, with windows on two walls of the family room and a set of glass double doors, which lead out to the back deck, in the kitchen. We designed this room to be a gathering place, and as such, the kitchen features L-shaped cabinetry to maximize storage without compromising visibility to the rest of the room. A large island provides bar seating and a clear view of the fireplace in the living room.

Moving through the kitchen, there is a small hallway that provides access to the home's walk-in pantry, the two-car garage, the main floor bathroom and the first of the Fanwood Residence's five bedrooms. The staircase to the basement is also located in the kitchen, and because we chose an open-wall design and to omit a doorway, the stairs are well-lit without the need for artificial light. A blank canvas awaits on the lower level, as there is abundant unfinished storage space and rough-in plumbing ready for the homeowner's customization.

Personal space is at a maximum on the second story of the Fanwood Residence. There are a total of three bedrooms, each of which is complete with ample closet space, tall baseboards and thick window moldings. A full bathroom with wainscoting and crown molding carries the charm from downstairs up through this level.

The master suite is the crowning jewel of the second story, with its high ceilings, walk-in closet, spacious floor plan and large bathroom. Complete with a corner shower, double sinks and a claw-foot bathtub, the master bath again borrows some of the most enticing pieces of years past and combines them in a highly functional, modern way.

There is much more to great architecture and design than just perfectly placed walls, and the Fanwood Residence is a testimony to this. By blending contemporary and classical aesthetics in a seamless fashion, this new-construction home is a pleasing addition to its community.

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