Wanaque, New Jersey This home had a lot of wonderful character that is often lost when older houses are renovated. The challenge was preserving the home’s existing character and capitalizing on it in the new work. The solution was an addition that maintained the lines of the existing structure but differed materialistically. This allowed the original portion of the home to retain its focus and the addition to act in a complementary manner. The addition contains a new family room and powder room that serves the first floor.