Montgomery Street is located in the Van Vorst Historic District of Downtown, Jersey City in the back of a large single family brick townhouse. This property was dilapidated and previously used for storage with a small upstairs studio, but transformed into an open-plan, 2-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home complete with premium finishes and landscaped backyard. Scandinavian-influenced design of contrasting black and white paired with organic materials and soft tones create an open, inviting space.
After research revealed that this back lot structure's original use was that of a carriage house in the early 1900's, the client decided to restore as much of the original fabirc of the structure as possible. That included removing layers of stucco from the front and side facades to restore the original brick found underneath, as well as reopening the original front facade masony opening that was once enclosed with two barn-style carriage doors to enable a horse carriage to make way inside for storage. Custom-made, historically accurate mahogany carriage doors were used to replace the barn-style doors but modernized by adding glass window panes and a glass transom at top to help natural light flush the interior living space of this remarkable restoration.
Designed & Completed by Kirk P Mitchell while Head Architect at Dixon Projects 2015