Princeton, New Jersey
THIS PROJECT was intended as a contextual design response to the rich architectural heritage of Princeton. Built of argillite stone, the house is large in scale, but is decidedly not grand in its siting and scale of rooms. Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) designed specialized spaces for intimate entertaining of friends and family in rooms such as the wine cellar, golf room (with simulation of iconic courses), club room, loggia with fireplace and terrace fire pit, pool cabana, indoor endless pool conservatory, gym, theater, and two-level library stair- tower. It is detailed and carefully rendered yet avoids the off-putting ambition of developer mansions. Crafting a “cozy and comfortable” house of significant size required careful consideration of scale, material palette, and room adjacencies.
G&HA provided interior design services for this residence. The architect is Island Architects based in Richmond and Charleston, South Carolina.