A 7,000 sq ft Colonial Revival home in Mendham, New Jersey, has undergone a stunning contemporary renovation by interior designer Valerie Grant, architect Dan Encin and kitchen designer Jim Dove.
The former family home was transformed for a couple – whose sons recently flew the nest – into a contemporary, open property with spaces to pursue their various interests such as cooking, entertaining and cars.
Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of this project was that, rather than look for another house better suited to their new lifestyle, the owners chose to completely remodel their existing home.
Overall, the emphasis of the renovation was to focus on quality materials and craftsmanship as well as calm colors which would enhance the natural beauty of the property.
Kitchen and pantry
A complete renovation of the first floor allowed for a larger kitchen and butler’s pantry area and this space is, in many ways, the centerpiece of the house.
Designed in collaboration with award-winning Dove Design Studio, the kitchen very much reflects the couple’s desire to have a comfortable and welcoming open-plan layout with a relaxed and