House in New Jersey

House in New Jersey

Located on a private lane in horse country, this house sits on a site once occupied by centuries-old family farms. The client envisioned a new manor house and outbuildings on the land that would occupy the same footprints as the historical farm structures, which had become derelict over time. For the main house, PPA designed a classical stone manor that, by virtue of its thin plan, enjoys views to the east and west. PPA leavened the formality of its facades by its simplicity; indeed, only in the entryway and in a few places does the exterior display fully developed classical themes. PPA designed the outbuildings, including a guest house, a staff cottage, a garage, pool house, and a barn, in a simple wood vernacular of board and batten. The only formal note that relates to the more elevated architecture of the main house is the door frame on the guest cottage, which was re-purposed from its original life in an exhibit on the Colonial Revival at the Museum of the City of New York, also designed by PPA. On the interior, the ample scale of the rooms allowed for a robust program of moldings and paneling that take classical traditions as a starting point for a more ebullient and voluptuous style. Landscape architect Miranda Brooks developed the site plan, which includes a large walled garden.

Partner-in-Charge: Peter Pennoyer

Design Director: Anton Glikin 

Associate-in-Charge: Nebojsa Savic

Associates: Matthew Cairo, Francine Hsu Davis, Amelia Enslee, Xuan Luo, F. Patrick Mohan

Landscape Design: Miranda Brooks Landscape Design

Photography: Eric Piasecki

Peter Pennoyer Architects