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Sep 01 2017

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Home Renovation Bedminster NJA U.K. couple transforms a century-old barn and outdated home into a modern-day farmhouse with English overtones.

Jan 01 2013

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The Rochelle's new "old" farmhouse occupies a rise on a 43-acre site in Alexandria Township. It commands views of a one-acre pond, woods and open fields.

May 01 2012

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Extended families living under one roof generally have not been a part of American culture. But that’s changing because of the bad economy coupled with longer lives. Elderly parents may have no option beyond moving in with their children. And their children’s children—cash-strapped and jobless—are increasingly moving back in with their parents. As designer Sheila Rich puts it, “People are outliving their money, while the kids are graduating college with huge debts.”

Jul 01 2010

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Renovation of the family room included removing outdated wood paneling; designing built-in seating, a television cabinet, and bookcases; and adding cornice trim around the perimeter of the cathedral ceiling. The old family room contained a tiny pass-through window to the old kitchen. Architect Susan M. Rochelle removed the wall to open the space to the new kitchen. Columns between the family room and kitchen (far right in photo) provide structural support and visual separation of the two spaces.

Jan 01 2009

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The homeowner wanted a vaulted glassy room that would take advantage of views of the surrounding greenery and the nearby stream. The woodwork mirrors the detailing in the rest of the house. Philip W. Rochelle Building made the rough-sawn western red cedar beams, posts, and gently arching corbels in the craftsman style.

Sep 01 2008

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Some people, she said, are designing homes or making changes to their homes with an eye to the future - locating the master bedroom on the ground floor, for instance.

Jul 09 2008

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Extension of the walking trail and the creation of a pavilion and two basketball courts at Alexandria Township Park, which opened almost five years ago, are among the 2008 goals of the Park and Recreation Commission outlined by commission chairman Paul Abraham.

Sep 22 2005

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Architect Susan M. Rochelle will draw up renovation plans for 47 Leigh St., which the town wants to make into offices for its water and sewer employees and storage for the Historic Commission. The town has struggled over what to do with the house, which is beside the Municipal Building, for 12 years.

Feb 01 2004

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A Clinton kitchen addition remains true to the home's 1837 origin.

Jul 08 2002

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The National Park Service should be lauded for agreeing to allow the public to review the proposed renovation plans for Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook.

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