• Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence
  • Tenafly Residence

Tenafly Residence

Press:
“Modern Art,” The Record. 1993
This property rises to a knoll, where the house is situated, and continues a steep incline through the treed landscape. The home is positioned to achieve privacy and maximize views.

On approaching the house, one is drawn to a chiseled metal window that punctuates the curved cedar façade and flows into a metal sheathed wall that follows a path to the front doors. This interplay of metal, cedar and glass is repeated in a composition of these materials on each facade.

An expansive sky-lit window wall blurs the distinction between inside and outside. The interior features a sculpted entry, a cantilevered staircase and dynamic arches, all skillfully designed by Morpurgo Architects and crafted in maple and mahogany.

In addition to our role as architects for this residence, our firm served as construction managers and coordinated all aspects of the construction, finishing, cabinetry and landscaping. It is satisfying to note that when the original owners sold their home after 30 years, the new owners retained Morpurgo Architects to further enhance their living spaces with custom-designed furnishings and interiors.