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While the homeowners have the desire to maintain the original heritage and rustic character of their home, they were also in need of additional space for a growing family. The resulting renovation included converting the home's original kitchen into living space, and constructing an 1,100-square-foot two-story add-on - complete with a new kitchen - in keeping with the â€œold farmhouseâ€ feel.
â€œThe fabricator, John Szabo, couldn't get an exact match at the island seam, so two non-consecutive slabs were slip matched for a perfect fit,â€ said Gordon Wallace of GroutMaster, Inc., whose cabinet division, Wooden Image, produced and installed the solid cherry custom kitchen. â€œJohn and I work closely together on a regular basis. Besides being a stone expert, he is also a licensed architect, who often brings a welcomed dynamic to the jobsite.â€
The granite countertops, which were installed in one day, magnificently complement the natural cherry cabinetry, old tavern brick walls and soft pine planking flooring. The large open space provides the ideal forum for entertaining, and the materials palette upholds the tradition of the home's original architecture.
Basking Ridge, NJ
Architect: Bill Halsey, Basking Ridge, NJ
Builder: Homewright Builders, Long Valley, NJ
Installer: GroutMaster, Inc.
Stone Supplier / Fabricator: Lincoln Marbleworks