February 1, 2023Reading Time: 2 minutes
22 years after buying a little LBI Cape, Stacey and Gary Kliesch took the plunge on a bayfront property and major house project. Working together on the design, and Gary participating in much of the construction, the house reached substantial completion and received its Certificate of Occupancy shortly before COVID hit New Jersey. The couple and their children moved in for six months in March 2020, allowing for ample time to add many custom details.
Since then, the family has continued to enhance the house with their artwork and projects, with the most recent being a 30″ circular stained glass window produced at home by their daughter, Skylar, as an independent study project for her AP Studio Art course. OctoWindow is currently on display at the Ridgewood High School Maroon and White Exhibit and will be installed in the mermaid powder room of the house later this year. The masterpiece was recognized with a Silver Key 2023 Scholastic Award in Art & Writing by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
Enjoy the coverage of this project, The Kove, by Design NJ Magazine. If you get the magazine in the mail, the article is even more expansive. additional images of the home are available HERE
Gary is the owner of GK+A Architects in Rutherford, NJ, specializing primarily in commercial, retail and multi-family projects. Stacey is a sole practitioner in Ridgewood, NJ, creating residential designs at Stacey Ruhle Kliesch Architect, LLC.
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