Michael Nappa, Architect
1 Houzz Award
1 Houzz Badge
59 Robin Lane
Alpine, NJ 07620
59 Robin Lane
Alpine, NJ 07620
In general, I strive for a sense of appropriateness in all my design solutions – appropriate to my client’s lifestyle, preferences, and budget. Typically, my spaces are light filled and airy with a cheerful overall quality. When possible, color is frequently used to enhance this effect. Also, there is an emphasis on creating an open flow of space between rooms and areas of activity. I look for opportunities to create vistas and visual connections between spaces in order to express an expansive open feel. Most of my designs have fallen into a traditional architectural framework which I often express with simple boldly molded lines and classical details. Architectural elements like traditional columns, door and window casings, entablatures, crown molding and running trim are all used to enliven and unify the spaces. Finally, my work is often characterized by a strong connection to the outdoors. The light, the colors, and the patterns of nature are all welcome. It is my hope that all of these elements can be combined to create an inspired and livable home. After an initial site visit and consultation (no charge) with a potential client, I will submit a proposal outlining the scope of work involved. This will list and describe the phases and the drawings necessary to complete the project. I will also assist the client in finding and selecting an appropriate contractor as well as fulfilling all necessary requirements in order to obtain a building permit. Before beginning work I require clients to submit a retainer and sign a short form AIA residential contract. This will outline the scope of work and the fee structure according to completed phases. When possible, I will propose a flat fee for all work.
Custom Residential Home Design and Construction Documents
New York, New Jersey
Registered Architect, AIA, NCARB 2015 Best of Houzz: Service (Client Satisfaction)
10 Projects for Michael Nappa, Architect
Renderings - Long Island Hamptons Custom Home
Tenafly New Jersey Golf Course Residence
Hamptons Custom Home
Luxury Master Bathroom Renovation
Douglaston, Queens - Traditional Family Home
Michael Nappa Recent Projects
Vero Beach Apartment Renovation
Douglaston Family Room/Kitchen Addition
Chappaqua Children's Rooms / Mud Room Entry
Brier Cliff Manor Interior Architectural Makeover
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2 Reviews for Michael Nappa, Architect
The Hall Partnership Architects, LLP
more than $100,000
I've known Mike for over thirty years since we worked together at the William A Hall Partnership in the eighties. Mike is an excellent architect; specializing in traditional and historically accurate residential architecture. He excels at applying traditional and proportionally correct detailing to contemporary building projects. Mike would be an invaluable asset to any design team.
May 13, 2014
Constance Hall Design, Inc.
$50,000 - $100,000
Mike Nappa is a best kept secret. He has a refined sense of classical architecture with a deep respect for modernism. His attention to detail is unsurpassed. His drawings and attention to every aspect of the job go beyond what most architects do. He cares deeply about every job: large or small, and never cuts corners. He is very generous with his time, and is a pleasure to work with.
March 5, 2014