On top of a hill, this newly constructed smart home is hard to miss. The house, barely a year old, perfectly balances traditional and craftsman style features on the exterior. The beautiful views of the Watchung Mountains are an added bonus, and rare for Westfield. It stood out from other newly constructed homes, which is why the family fell in love with it. The homeowners wanted to be in the Westfield community and school system, but wanted their new home to evoke their previous residence in Newport Beach, California.
This is noticeable as you walk through the understated two-story entrance, which has a relaxing blue and white color scheme. Both the high ceilings and relaxed color scheme are continued throughout the first floor. The care and attention to detail are evident in every feature of the home, from the elegant moldings to the dark hardwood floors to the large windows. Although the size is impressive, each room feels comfortable and light. The homeowner, who decorated the entire home by herself, was determined to find beautiful, yet practical finishes and furniture.
While the floor plan may be traditional, with the formal dining and living spaces in the front of the home, it is certainly not conventional. The design and furniture placement in each room make the spaces seem open and contemporary. This is especially true in the back of the house, which features an oversized family room and kitchen combination. Perfect for entertaining or just spending time together, the homeowners love this open area. The homey kitchen remains contemporary with modern finishes like the black and white quartzite countertops, stainless steel farmhouse sink and white marble backsplash.
The backyard, with its large bluestone patio perfect for outdoor events, is a great addition to this house. Like the rest of the home, it feels simple even with a lot of space. The pristine lawn is a great play area for kids. And, of course, you can’t miss with the amazing views.