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Pashby-Amann Residence in Vernon Township NJ

Feb 4, 2022

Design: AC Höcek Architecture LLC

Location: Vernon Township, NJ, USA

Pashby-Amann Residence Vernon Township NJ

Photos: Stefan Hagen

Pashby-Amann Residence, New Jersey

This 1930s house with steel casement windows and load-bearing stone walls is sited on a hill overlooking a lake. The Pashby-Amann house has served as a weekend retreat for an antiques dealer specializing in 17th- and 18th-century English furniture and an art conservator of modern and contemporary artworks. While very fond of this home and its original details (including the mint-green 1930s-bathroom tile), when Hurricane Sandy deposited a tree into its roof causing significant damage, they embraced the opportunity to renovate.

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While working with the owners and their insurers to negotiate fair compensation to repair the house, ACHA worked to improve the foundation to redirect storm waters and reinforce the structure against extreme wind loads.

Pashby-Amann Residence NJ

ACHA then designed two additions. Upstairs, ACHA raised the line of the attic to provide a 10-foot ceiling to take advantage of the views and summer breezes, creating a sitting room and library with a wall of glass overlooking the water. The lake-facing wall is glazed with steel casement windows with French doors opening onto a balcony.

Pashby-Amann Residence Vernon Township NJ

At the front of the house, there was a poorly constructed, “awful in appearance” front porch, which was gutted, and structural work was done to remedy the “sinking Tiki Hut effect.” A stone floor was laid, and the walls were replaced with floor-to-ceiling steel casement windows to enclose the three open sides allowing eastern light to pour through the trees. The room now serves as a private study where the art conservator sequesters herself to write conservation reports.

Pashby-Amann Residence Vernon Township NJ

One major hurdle was making sure the new stonework would seamlessly blend into the original multicolored granite. The mason identified the original quarry, then paid careful attention to “replicating the way the stones are laid and the size of the mortar.” To match the home’s original steel casement windows, the team used a combination of reclaimed steel and new steel sourced from Switzerland.

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On the exterior, working with Eleni Savvidou (formerly of L’Observatoire), ACHA implemented a new lighting scheme using concealed lighting at the roof eaves and beneath the surrounding trees to illuminate the rear lake-facing terrace.

This project was published in the Wall Street Journal’s Mansion section.

Pashby-Amann Residence Vernon Township NJ

What were the key challenges?
Obtaining insurance to pay for the storm’s damage and the renovation required extensive work by ACHA. While working with the owners and their insurers to negotiate fair compensation to repair the house, ACHA also worked to improve the foundation to redirect storm waters and reinforce the structure against extreme wind loads. During the end of this time, ACHA and the Client were able to successfully obtain monies from the insurer to fund the repair and renovation work.

Pashby-Amann Residence Vernon Township NJ

Pashby-Amann Residence NJ

Pashby-Amann Residence NJ

Who are the clients and what’s interesting about them?
This 1930s house with steel casement windows and load-bearing stone walls sited on a hill overlooking a lake has served as a weekend retreat for an antiques dealer specializing in 17th- and 18th-century English furniture and an art conservator of modern and contemporary artworks. Both standouts in their fields, they were extremely sophisticated and keen on aesthetics and details.

Pashby-Amann Residence NJ

Pashby-Amann Residence NJ

What was the brief?
This 1930s house with steel casement windows and load-bearing stone walls is sited on a hill overlooking a lake. It has served as a weekend retreat for an antiques dealer specializing in 17th- and 18th-century English furniture and an art conservator of modern and contemporary artworks. While very fond of this home and its original details (including the mint-green 1930s-bathroom tile), when Hurricane Sandy deposited a tree into its roof causing significant damage, they embraced the opportunity to renovate, repair and incorporate ACHA’s proposed additions.

ACHA worked to improve the foundation to redirect storm waters and reinforce the structure against extreme wind loads.

Pashby-Amann Residence Vernon Township NJ

Pashby-Amann Residence Vernon Township NJ

Pashby-Amann Residence Vernon Township NJ

Pashby-Amann Residence in Vernon Township, New Jersey – Buiding Information

Design: AC Höcek Architecture LLC – http://www.hocekarchitecture.com/

Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 3

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Photography: Stefan Hagen

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Location: Vernon Township, New Jersey, United States of America

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