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A Seductive Re-Imaging - The Keeleys
03/05/2009

A Seductive Re-Imaging - The Keeleys

Elegant Curves and Contours Create a
Dramatic New Look for the Keeleys


The Keeleys of Morganville met in Staten Island, on the ice, at a figure skating lesson. Bill and Marie both had children taking lessons at the time, and found romance while shivering in the bleachers watching the kids skate. Bill was already familiar with the  beauty of Monmouth County from his many trips with his children to pick apples and peaches. They agreed that Staten Island was feeling a bit crowded, and they longed for a bigger piece of property on which to stretch out and raise their families, so when it  came time to leave Staten Island, Marie and Bill began their search for their new place in the county they had both fallen in love with.



A six-year-old 6,000-square-foot home, set on a magnificent 31/4 acre lot and overlooking a protected adjoining piece of land, seemed to be just what the couple was looking for. The home was large enough for entertaining, but the decorating felt a bit dated  and the layout had a bit of a cookie-cutter feel. It was the lot that really sold the couple on the location, as it allowed for flexibility and plenty of room for their children, Justin and Nicole, to play soccer, set up a volleyball net, or hit a baseball around. The  placement of the property also afforded a sense of privacy that both found very appealing after living in the more urban surroundings they had lived in most of their lives.



The family moved into the country hoouse and started rethinking the concept of their new family home. This started a 2-year odyssey of breaking out of the typical center-hall colonial “box” and giving their home a fanciful, dramatic, and romantic appeal. Marie  and Bill still smile at one another since the completion of this major renovation, and agree that they worked together very well as a team to get to the fully realized vision they now call home.



The dramatic view from above makes the Keeleys’ vision clear. The full re-imaging of the fireplace surround uses classic elements and an abstract figurative mural to form the new focal point of the dramatic great room. The elegant furnishings offer a welcoming seating area where Marie and Bill can enjoy a flickering fire. The burnt-orange color choices in the mural are a bright accent against the more neutral background colors.





The spacious eat-in area in the kitchen has a rounded set of windows that allows a full view of the outside, including a magnificent patio, custom galvanized railing, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool surrounded by gardens and mature landscaping.






The kitchen in the Keeley home exemplifies the total re-working of the original design. The kitchen was completely re-done from top to bottom; the only thing left from the original was the “absolute” black granite countertops. The white cabinetry brightens up  the space and contrasts the newly installed black granite tile flooring. The pendant lighting and state-of-the-art stainless appliances set the stage for serious culinary performance and large-scale entertaining.





 
 
The Keeleys changed the staircase in their home into a sweeping sculptural wonder replete with custom railings and marbleized columns. The opening into the living room was turned into an arch shape, which seems inspired by the sweep of the stairs. The  crème Marfil marble tile flooring reflects the newly defined sculptural elements and seems to float like butter cream frosting on a very rich yellow cake.






 

Two fully transformed bathrooms capture a theatrical sense of play, creating a dramatic effect. The roman shades and columns give a classical feel to the room, while a multi-colored slate floor and large free-standing soaking tub are illuminated by a crystal  ornamental chandelier. The tub is sunken into a platform surrounded by windows that allow the outside in and give any bather a wondrous view of the landscape beyond. The fabric swags soften the window set and offer a splash of color; they frame the view  and windows like a newly painted landscape.






 

 

 

 


 

One of two master bedrooms in Marie and Bill’s home, this room was once used by their daughter Nicole (now in college). The painted furniture, four poster bed, lush carpeting, and fabric patterns express a feminine atmosphere, while the tray ceiling, recessed lighting, and the Lalique chandelier add architectural interest while illuminating this luxuriously decorated boudoir.




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