Contemporary Craftsman on the Water

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As featured in Luxe Magazine

A young family swore they’d never leave New York City after Rumson interior designers Kati Curtis Design renovated their New York City apartment. Until...a pandemic, a few years and two children later. Where...on the Jersey shore they found their dream home.

And....once again, called Kati Curtis Design. KCD quickly mobilized. In only 9 months, the tired and dreary 1990's Arts and Crafts home was resurrected into a remarkable and revitalized tour de force.

With sensitivity to the architecture of the home, KCD seamlessly mixed the family's contemporary lifestyle with classic details: dark wood floors were lightened, as was the outdated dark woodwork. Furniture choices supported all-season living, and coming from Manhattan, open space was a paramount importance (of course!). KCD’s design allows for large family gatherings and parties on the main floor, while a playroom on the 2nd floor gives the children a wide-open play space all their own. Leaving Manhattan for a home on a private beach, with unobstructed views of the Navesink River, was (fairly) easy; KCD’s design, which captured the spirit of this family in this beautiful home, made it possible.

Leaving the City for the suburbs was a hard decision for this family, but KCD incorporated all of the conveniences of City living into the design of the home.  A home office, home gym and yoga room, separated playroom and outdoor pool provide everything they needed for their new lifestyle. Creating a healthy home was a priority for them, and KCD used all non-toxic finishes throughout the home, Greenguard certified cabinets and counter tops, and FSC certified woods in their millwork and furniture. Water-based finishes and natural materials were used throughout. An infrared sauna for detoxing was installed where an existing bathroom was and the basement was converted into a home gym and yoga studio. A large TV streams Zoom yoga classes so our clients never have to leave!

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