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New One Family House - Livingston NJ

New One Family HouseLocated in Livingston, NJ, this new construction single-family home is high in style and square footage, with its 6,800 square feet of usable living space and two-story floor plan. The thoughtful architectural design of the project gives the owners a desirable separation of living and sleeping quarters, as well as many extras, including an in-law suite, a full finished basement and flex space above the garage for future development. However, these are just some of the details that set the Livingston Residence apart from other homes.

  • Front View
    Front View
  • Front View
    Front View
  •  Front View
    Front View
  • Entrance
    Entrance
  • Vestibule
    Vestibule
  •  Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Family Room
    Family Room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Guest Bedroom
    Guest Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom
    Master Bedroom
  • Master Bathroom
    Master Bathroom

When looking at the overall design of the Livingston Residence, we decided on a unique L-shape, which allows the home to be on one side and the spacious three-car garage to be on the other. These two wings of the home are connected by the mudroom and an informal vestibule that allows second-story access without entering the main area of the home. A consistent outside appearance with large windows, siding and stone details further tie the two distinct areas of the home together.

The main entrance of the Livingston Residence welcomes guests with its inviting front porch, wide stone-clad stairs and double-door entry. Just inside, the foyer offers access to the formal living room to the left and to the dining room on the right. The staircase to the upper level is also in this space, and with its rich wood railing and wrought-iron banisters, it becomes the focal point. Mid-toned wood floors run through the main level of this home and accent the white mouldings and decorative wall panels. Coffered and tray ceilings add further interest in the formal front rooms.

Moving to the back of the main level, the family room awaits. This open living space is ideal for entertaining, as the long design of the room allows for an intimate seating area around the fireplace, an informal dining area and a gathering space in the chef’s kitchen. The kitchen is designed with a functional L shape and offers premium appliances and a spacious island with contrasting countertops and seating for three. There is a pantry and a half bathroom just off the kitchen. Additionally, the family room offers quick access to the paved back patio, thanks to the oversized glass doors in the center of the room.

While the in-law suite - complete with its own full bathroom - is located on the main level of the Livingston Residence, the remaining four bedrooms are situated on the second story. The first three bedrooms are located just off the vestibule and share access to two full bathrooms. A laundry area is tucked away on the other side of the staircase, for convenience. These features all make for a great family home; however, it is the master suite that is the true highlight. Featuring a generous size, a large closet, a dressing room and a spa-like bathroom, the master is a retreat, to say the least. Raised ceilings and access to a private balcony on the back of the house make this new one family house one to remember.

Besides the main living spaces in the Livingston Residence, the architect also designed this home with flex space for the owners to use as they wish. The property comes complete with a large fully finished basement. A recreation room takes up the vast majority of the space, though are also open rooms ready for customization. High ceilings, recessed lighting and windows make the basement truly feel like part of the home rather than an afterthought. Above the garage, there is also flexible space that can be converted into office space or living space.

When it comes to the Livingston Residence, there is no lack of detail. Each room is carefully designed to stand on its own and to flow with the rest of the house - just as a proper home should.

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