When Dennis Mynatt and furniture and cabinet maker Ken Voise purchased their Ridgleawood townhome, to say it required vision would be an understatement. The property had fallen into disrepair, but they saw a diamond-in-the-rough. Thus began the journey to renovate the home, taking it down to the studs, and recreating a contemporary haven that is one-of-a-kind.
They were determined to honor the mid-century modern architecture of John Wesley Jones, who designed the 28-unit complex that backs up to Ridglea golf course in 1960. They were also determined to conduct the project with environmental integrity, undergoing a rehabilitation that received Leader in energy and environmental design platinum certification.
The result is stunning. In addition to restoring classic Jones signatures, including the stacked stone feature wall and interior courtyard, the new owners opened up the floor plan of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,640 square foot townhome. They enlarged the gourmet kitchen, which now opens to the living and dining areas. The spacious, master suite includes a spa-like bath.
Voise’s craftsmanship can be seen throughout the home, including rift-cut white oak custom cabinetry in the kitchen, living and dining areas. The green slate flooring was sourced from Vermont. To bring in more natural light, Voise designed and cut circular openings into the ceiling.