Main St Residence, Hopewell, NJ

Architect: Brian Viehland, Design on the Square
Owner: Private Residence
Contractor: Old World Carpentry
Location: Main Street,Hopewell, NJ
Completed: Fall 2010

This historic home in Hopewell, NJ had an unusable third floor due to a low roof over the stairs and a low sloped roof.  The redesign added three large dormers to the home which not only added a significant amount of head room, it allowed for 9 new windows, flooding the space with natural light.

Gainsboro Road Residence, Lawrenceville, NJ

Architect: Brian Viehland, Design on the Square
Owner: Private Residence
Contractor: Pine Ridge Builders
Location: Gainsboro Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
Completed: Summer 2009

This 3 bedroom split level home was badly in need of improvements. The renovation that took place added two additional bedrooms and two additional bathrooms as well as a new kitchen to the existing footprint.

In addition, to improve the home’s curb appeal, two new gables were added to the front of the house along with a new covered porch and a paver stone driveway.

The house went from one of the ugliest on the block to one of the nicest in about 8 months of construction.

Jackson Street Residence, Trenton, NJ

Architect: Brian Viehland, Design on the Square
Owner: Private Residence
Location: Jackson Street, Trenton, NJ
Completed: Spring 2009

This semi-detached row home in the historic Mill Hill neighborhood of Trenton, NJ had 4 bedrooms and only one tiny cramped bathroom. By eliminating the smallest bedroom and the existing bathroom, a new bathroom was created with compartmentalized functions which allows multiple users simultaneously.

In addition to the remodel of the second floor, the attic was renovated to house the homeowner’s office. adding new beams with integrated lighting and lofting the ceiling added a much need open feeling to the space. The use of dark plank flooring and bold intense color contrasting with stark white walls gave the space the modern feeling the homeowner wanted.