Tusculum Historic Site

Tusculum Historic Site - Princeton, NJ
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Originally constructed in 1773 for John Witherspoon, President of the College of New Jersey (Princeton University) and the only active minister to sign the Declaration of Independence, this house was restored and appropriate additions were designed by T. Jeffery Clarke, Architect that adapted the house for the way people live today. Much of the bulk of over 6,000 SF of additi...More
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Wings to the rear of the main block of the house in the Colonial Revival style were added, containing bedrooms and a family room. They are connected on the first floor by a terrace room and second floor bedrooms have access to the large exterior roof space. The master bedroom also has it's own private exterior roof space. At the third level, a compatible dormer was designe...More
“architect in historic preservation” — dbostian
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Originally divided into at least three spaces, likely bedrooms, this space had been opened up in prior years and we designed it as a 'piano nobile' or second floor living room. The cornice was added in a compatible style, as were built-in bookcases and new fireplace mantels and hearths. Michael Slack
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Once front and rear parlors, these two rooms had been opened in the early 20th century for use as a dining room. The window to the rear of the house was preserved and can be opened to the adjacent new terrace room addition. A special skylight was positioned over the window to increase the presence of natural light. The floors are heart pine (10"-14"wide) and the center lig...More
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This room was likely a study or sitting room and has been reinterpreted as such with appropriate period paint colors. The fireplace has original 'Valley Forge' marble and early 19th century cast iron Phoenix firebacks. The light fixtures were custom made and designed by Howard Brandston Lighting of New York. Photo by Michael Slack
“fireplace and wall” — ktross
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Designed around a five-oven Aga cooker, this custom cherry kitchen was designed by the architect and features granite countertops of Kinawa Rose granite. The ceramic tile floor includes 3" x 3" accent pieces of matching granite. Lighting design by Howard Brandston, New York. Photo by Michael Slack
“black range with stain” — Inspired Design of Harvard, MA
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Custom designed in mahogany by the architect in accordance with the owner's rack concept (each vertical slot holds one case, 11 bottles racked and one display bottle) this cellar has a rack capacity of 2400 bottles (including magnums and special sizes) as well as full case storage below. Fully temperature controlled to 54 degrees, the wine cellar has an adjacent tasting room. ...More
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