This property was
developed by a New York City physician. The current owners wished to
reinvigorate the original architecture of the house and enlarge it to
meet the needs of their family. The success of this project was greatly
enhance by the skill, knowledge and maturity of Architect Phil Holt of
Hold, Morgan and Russell, Princeton, NJ., the enthusiasm, commitment an
availability of the owners and the experience of the field crew. The
greatest threat to success was the unknown level of decay that lay
behind the stucco, caused by a long recognized water and rot problem.
Equally critical, was the request to keep as many of the old leaded
glass casement windows and French doors as possible so the house would
continue to look like the original. This required the removal,
restoration and replacement of the windows.
Once work began, the extent of the hidden damage was assessed, repaired,
and much of the house was reconstructed. In the end, the home was
restored...and more, to become the historically consistent yet
functional home this family had imagined.