Envisioning the perfect kitchen

Lack of vision. It’s the unfortunate reason buyers turn their backs on an otherwise perfect property. Thelocation, the neighborhood, the aesthetic ambiance, the asking price, even the tax rate may all align . . […]

Opposites Attract

Known for crafting one-of-a-kind rooms filled with bespoke details and soulful accents, Sandra Funk, principal of House of Funk, recently designed a modernist kitchen for an empty-nest couple in northern New Jersey. “The home’s […]

Villa Lusso Chianti

LOCATION | Renaissance villa placed on the Chianti Classico hills, on the border between Val di Pesa and Val di Greve. It is characterized by the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, refined gardens, luxury […]

Tour Guide: Fair Haven

Fair Haven is a picturesque waterfront community set on the southern banks of the Navesink River in Monmouth County. Incorporated in 1912 and measuring just 1.7 square miles, it is characterized by a historic […]

Curated Goods: Fine Art

An exquisite selection of luxury fine art pieces for your collection.


It’s the Design, Not the Decoration

True luxury is an investment in amenities that enhance a lifestyle. We canvased five interior designers, all members of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, to find out what […]

Gloria Nilson & Co. Achieves Prestigious Affiliate of the Year Award

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate is a proud recipient of the prestigious medium market Affiliate of the Year Award from Christie’s International Real Estate (CIRE). The award was announced during the annual Christie’s […]

A NYC Kitchen Design On Trend and On Budget

When six of the industry’s leading home brands – Delta Faucet, Formica, Hunter Fan, Jeld-Wen, KitchenAid and Schlage – joined forces this year to create the ELEVATE Design Collective and asked Jennifer Wagner Schmidt […]

Floridian Fantasy

When celebrated Interior Designer Susan Zises Green put her timeless signature on a Florida property dating back to the early 20th century, the results are purely magical. Her use of an unexpected color scheme and breezy […]


Since 2001, Donna Hall, principal of Donna Mondi Interior Design has been successfully creating interiors with a delicate fusion of European Classicism and American Modernism. In her most recent Chicago project, Hall’s inspiration is […]

Cranbury Art of Speed

Together with Ferrari, Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate the Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate hosted an event where guest experienced the elegance, sportiness, versatility and breathtaking performance of the Ferrari California […]

Rumson Art of Speed

Together with Ferrari, Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate the Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate hosted an event where guest experienced the elegance, sportiness, versatility and breathtaking performance of the Ferrari California […]

Lisney: Cranbury Classic

WHAT’S IN A NAME? | Connolly was on a mission to learn more about his family history. He did not have much to go on, but did know that his father was born in […]

A Shore Thing in Middletown

An adventuresome couple embarked on a house journey that speaks volumes. Neveen and Joseph Mullally knew that 603 Martins Lane in Middletown, NJ was going to serve as more than a home, but a […]

Middletown’s House of Rock

Most people have heard of Max Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and the bandleader for both The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and The Late Show with Conan O’Brien. In […]

Dick Schlott’s Perspective

This issue of COLLECTION touched on the numerous ways that high-tech products and materials influence home design and construction trends. Technology has also had a huge impact on the business of real estate. As […]

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate and Christie’s International Real Estate Award Breakfast

The Awards Breakfast was held on April 13th, 2016 at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, New Jersey.

Tour Guide: Middletown

In recent years Middletown, NJ has received many accolades. The township has been named the “biggest small town” in New Jersey, ranked in the top 100 places to live by CNN Money in 2006, […]

Curated Goods: Hi-Tech

Technology in the Home

Technology is affecting everything in – and even on – today’s homes. The evolution of furniture construction, media centers, even kitchen appliance designs is happening at an ever-faster pace.

“A computer gives you capacity to […]

The Great Outdoors

Forget foldable aluminum, molded plastic and tiny grill spaces that fit a mere few burgers. Today, whatever can be done in the indoor kitchen, can be done in the great outdoors and, perhaps, just […]


A soul-stirring statement of beachfront living, Aquadisia is a landmark Gulf-to-Lagoon property nestled on almost four acres behind the gates of the exclusive Sanderling Club on Siesta Key. With an extraordinary 529 ft. on […]

Castle Cannes

Exceptional castle from the 19th century completely renovated and extended. Ideally located in the heart of the Californie area, facing Lerins Islands and offering a panoramic sea view from the Cap d’Antibes to the […]

The Lake House

THE PROPERTY | Lake Tahoe and the Sierra skyline is the back drop for this exceptional ultra modern lake front property. Deftly designed with an international aesthetic it is quite possibly the most spectacular […]

Top 10 Home Design Trends for 2016

Staying on top of the latest home trends is critical for keeping your house fresh and interesting. Whether you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, planning a major renovation, or simply […]

Design Dexterity

An Interior design firm weighs in on the cyclical trends of the past and present.
From a base in Little Silver, New Jersey, Byford & Mills has woven a client list spanning the length of […]

Interview with Anne Igelbrink, Specialist and Head of Furniture for Christie’s Decorative Arts Department

The auction house’s head of furniture takes us beyond the headline making, multi-million dollar sales and shares how very accessible the icon truly is.

Childhood summers spent touring her mother’s homeland of Europe, visiting old […]

Cultural Destination: Princeton

Famous for its Ivy League institution, Princeton offers a cultural agenda to rival any major city.

Synonymous with the University that bears its name, Princeton, New Jersey, is rich with learning experiences well beyond those […]

A Study in Design


From Parisian flea markets to the Upper East Side, the history of Cosulich Interiors & Antiques is as rich as that of the goods it offers.

“I am in this profession because of my passion,” […]

The Giving Tables

When the team of designers at Town & Country Kitchen and Bath in Red Bank cooked up The Giving Tables, a fundraiser that would showcase beautiful, seasonal table themes and help the community, they […]

The New Traditional

“Theoretically, there is almost always an element of historicity in design, even in modern and contemporary interior designs insofar as they build upon and interact with the legacy of aesthetics from which they evolved.” […]

New Hope- Pennsylvania Impressions

The history of New Hope is one of transformation. In the 1700s, New Hope began as a mill town, taking advantage of the Delaware River as both a source of power and a means […]

Past & Present: Lambertville New Jersey

The antiquing haven offers objects from past eras to beautify any modern day home.
Having earned a reputation as the Antiques Capital of the East Coast, Lambertville, NJ, works hard to maintain its designation as […]

Curated Goods: Antiques Reimagined

A modern take on classic design.


Bavarian Style in Middletown

The approach to 170 Whipporwill Valley Road harkens back to a simpler time when the road gets more narrow and winding, and soon, asphalt gives way to the packed dirt of a classic country […]

Hop Brook Estate in Holmdel

The idyllic vistas and green pastures of Monmouth County harken back to the rural charm of New Jersey’s agricultural roots, creating hamlets with a charming, small-town feel. Yet, communities such as Holmdel, home to […]

Shore Colonial-Style in Little Silver

If at first glance you assume 37 Paag Circle is an oceanfront home in Nantucket or the Hamptons, you wouldn’t be entirely off the mark. In 2001, the owners of this shore colonial teamed […]

Global Markets: Mykonos, Greece

Nestled amid a stunning tableau of natural vegetation and breathtaking vistas, this unique compound exudes an inviting and relaxing coastal ambiance.

Only five miles from the center of the world-renowned cosmopolitan town of Mykonos, and […]

Global Markets: Sarasota, Florida

Classical architecture dramatically emphasizes magnificent views of Sarasota Bay in this authentic and refined, Old World-style waterfront residence.

Rich wood ceiling treatments, natural stone flooring, and elaborately sculpted ironwork create a timeless ambiance throughout the […]

Global Markets: La Jolla, California

This spacious and beautiful home, overlooking the shimmering La Jolla beaches through San Diego palms, is exceedingly private and yet offers one of the premier luxury in-village living experiences in all of Orange County, […]

“Materials House”

Walking through the Challenge of Materials gallery at The Science Museum in London, I notice a large shape at the end of the hall. There’s an excited buzz around it, but I can’t quite […]

Hedgerow Arts & Crafts Architecture

5A E Buttonwood Lane in Rumson, NJ is a one-of-a-kind gem among the other stately homes in this elegant community. Constructed in Monmouth Beach in 1888 and then transported by barge down the Shrewsbury […]

The Hart~Vorhees Farmstead

Many may entertain the fantasy of living in an old barn, but few understand the challenges that come along with it. Often when transforming an old barn into a residence, people partition the main […]

Colts Neck Estate

Upon driving up the long driveway of 45 Cross Road in Colts Neck, NJ, one stumbles upon a stately home with soaring columns that flank the grand entrance, and upon further examination, this residence […]

Homespun: Colts Neck Recalls the Halcyon Days of Yesteryear

Located in New Jersey, the town of Colts Neck is aptly named. Not only do the town’s 32 square miles arrange themselves into the shape of a horse’s head, but the area is also […]

Curated Goods- The Gold Standard

Artful Prose: Art Advisor Elizabeth Sadoff Shares Her Venerable Philosophy

Struggling and artist are two meshed words that have certainly  withstood the tests of time. However, Elizabeth Sadoff, driven by the reality of the economic downturn, is creating win-wins for all parties as she […]

The House of Heydenryk

Louis Postel Tell me about some of the people coming through these doors.
David Mandel President of The House of Heydenryk | Here in Chelsea, or back when we were on the Upper East Side?

LP […]

From Extraordinary Art to Exclusive Homes: the Synergy Between Art and Real Estate

After nearly 250 years, Christie’s knows what makes a masterpiece. Beginning this fall, the esteemed auction house will bring its expertise to the architectural masterpieces and luxury properties in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, courtesy […]

Beauregard Fine Art

Kathy Karlen Donnelly didn’t just choose a gallery name when she opened Beauregard Fine Art in 2001. She chose a name that reflects what she wants her finished products to be: beautiful to look […]

The Price of Luxury

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, when it comes to defining what a “luxury home” actually is, there are some steep hurdles to overcome, and it can take a whole team […]

Furniture Art & Plenty

Gone are the days when living formal gatherings and the family room decor was furniture mish mash.
“Everybody wants to use all the real estate they’re living in,” says interior designer Anna Maria Mannarino. “Especially […]

In the Know

Ildiz comes from a family of highly skilled rug makers who owns a 40-year-old company in Istanbul and whose work is renowned throughout the artisan rug market. Located in Turkey, one of Creative Touch’s […]

My Time in The Real World by Matthew Zanowic

There’s more to life than real estate for the interesting people of Gloria Nilson. This segment highlights individuals from GN&Co., real estate that give back to their communities or to others by going beyond […]

Luxury Markets

Harperley Hall is a rare 1911 Arts and Crafts style masterpiece designed by architect Henry Wilhelm Wilkinson and situated on Central Park West at 64th Street. This stunning triple mint, jewel of an […]

The Intrepid Barber

Imagine waking up to a misty sunrise as intrepid rowers glide across the shimmering surface of a crystal lake. Eagles and herons take advantage of the shifting light to catch their breakfasts, while other […]

New Jersey Farmers’ Markets Guide

Trenton Farmers Market
960 Spruce St., Lawrence Township, NJ 08648 | (609) 695-2298 | www.thetrentonfarmersmarket.com
Hours: Open Thursday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Info: An indoor market with over 40 vendors. In addition to […]

Steering the Riverside Stewardship

At 776 Navesink River Rd. sits a restored, turn-of-the-century estate with 12 waterfront acres in Middletown, NJ. Its elevation above the river adds to the grandeur of the home and further enhances its excellent […]

The Preponderance of Home Pricing

Dick Schlott’s Perspective
When I consider the single most important factor of selling real estate in today’s market, it comes down to correctly pricing […]

The Full Bounty – Your Garden and NJ’s Illustrious Harvest

For the uninitiated, the purpose of landscaping and gardening may seem purely ornamental. However, true gardeners know that even the most beautiful gardens are beneficial in more ways than one. For […]

Interviewing LuxuryRealEstate.com CEO John Brian Losh


If anyone can tell us the current state of the luxury real estate market, it’s John Brian Losh, chairman and publisher of LuxuryRealEstate.com, a premier source for the top national and international luxury listings.
What […]

Touring Spring Lake, New Jersey

There is an unexplainable change – the release of a breath you didn’t know you’d been holding – when crossing over the train tracks into Spring Lake, NJ. One of the hidden gems on […]

From the Designers: Tricks and Tips

Linda Goldstein

“Design is a process of bringing together finishes, furnishings and details in a combination that makes each piece relatable to and dependent on each other. Always keep proportion in mind.

Starting with architectural embellishment […]

Curated Goods: Captivating Design

Design by Thomas Fuchs
Hand blown Murano glass.
Length and color can be customized.
www.otium-nyc.com […]

Fair Haven on the Navesink

This spectacular property in Fair Haven, NJ offers panoramic views of the Navesink River, a private beach, a dock on the river and a beautiful botanical garden. Amazingly, it’s all minutes from the high-speed catamaran to Manhattan.

Spread […]

Dick Schlott’s Perspective

Sales up in almost every price range nationwide, with higher-end showing strong recovery.
The National Association of Realtors’ most recent Existing Home Sales Report reveals that home sales are up over last year’s sales in […]

Princeton Personified

Within an hour’s drive from both New York City and Philadelphia is the exclusive, upscale community of Princeton, NJ- one of the most famous college towns in the world and home of Princeton University. Princeton […]

Spring Lake By the Sea: The spirit of Spring Lake Past and Present.

With its porte-cochére, verandas, balconies and signature blue awnings, 15 Madison Avenue is considered by many residents and visitors to be the finest home in town. That’s quite a lift when the town is the very exclusive, coastal resort community […]

Designer Profile: Jodie O’Connor, Jodie O’Designs

One would never guess that this 21st century center hall colonial in Livingston, NJ had once been a dated, 1970s-era ranch-style house when the homeowners purchased it. Jodie O’Designs LLC teamed up with Short […]

Global Markets: Luxury contemporary chalet Megève – Mont d’Arbois

Commanding mountain views from the sought-after Mont d’Arbois area of the hills of Megève, this elegant chalet comprises over 1,700 square feet throughout four floors, and opens to a stunning, panoramic overview of Arly […]

Housing Industry: Look for an Agent with the “Heart of a Teacher”

At Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, we believe every family should feel confident when buying or selling a home – whether it is their first home or their fourth. To accomplish this, we […]

Princeton, NJ: Up Close

At a midway point between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey proudly keeps the renowned community of Princeton. Known around the world as the college town of Princeton University, this Mercer County municipality […]

Designer Profile: Rachel Kapner, Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors

The Stately Homes by the Sea Designer Show House, held in the historic Hartshorne Mansion in Little Silver, NJ, is a yearly event where interior designers come together to create a multifaceted showcase that […]

Designer Profile: Mary Catherine McCarthy, MCM2 Design

People love a Victorian house… until they have to try and live their day-to-day lives in one. Luckily, when National Home Developers built this Spring Lake home in 2005, Unger + Mahns Architects of […]

Global Market: “White Luxury” in Mykonos, Greece

Standing majestically on a rocky cliff above the new port of Tourlos, this stunning residence enjoys panoramic views of Mykonos’ well-known windmills, the Aegean Sea, the sacred island of Delos, and captivating sunsets. The 650-square-meter […]

Highlighting: Illuminating Interior Design

If the rug is the starting point when decorating a room, then the lighting is the jewel in the crown.

A contemporary American home calls for a particular sort of lighting. Even eclectic homes can […]

Designer Profile: Jeffrey Butler Haines, Butler’s of Far Hills

When the homeowners of this Spring Lake beach house wanted to transition into living there year-round, their architect approached interior designer Jeffrey Butler Haines with the plans. Haines, with his intense attention to detail, […]

Designer Profile: Exclusive Interview with Libby Langdon

Designer Libby Langdon wears many hats – all with impeccable style, of course. Here is a woman who not only creates inviting, stylish and functional spaces for all types of clients, but also writes […]

The Importance of Interior Design

Because real estate and design go hand in hand, this issue of the Gloria Nilson Real Estate Magazine COLLECTION is all about design. A well-designed home makes an incredible first impression in a potential […]

Living in Style by the Sea: 211 Ocean Road, Spring Lake, NJ

“One day out of the blue there was a knock at the front door. To my great surprise when I answered it there was a bride and a groom and their entire wedding party […]

Crossing Titusville to Moser Farm- Gathering Friends and Family

During a howling nor’easter on Christmas night in 1776, with sleet, blinding snow and  freezing rain pelting his exhausted, demoralized troops, George Washington crossed the ice-clogged Delaware River. This historic moment, a major turning […]

Unique Streak: Individualized Tastes Dictate Bespoke Home Choices

Home is always where the heart is, but for a few people, it’s also where the exotic is. Many have happily discovered living in a home with special features offers a rare opportunity to […]

The Legacy of Seacroft: Rumson, NJ

Seacroft, one of the grand country homes when Rumson was the summer playground of New York’s elite, was designed by Bruce Price, the go-to architect at that time for the wealthy.

Built in 1881 on […]

Global Markets: Wilson, Wyoming

Somewhere between rugged and refined lies a place far away from the hassles and stress of the surrounding world; set against a scenic landscape in a verdant pine forest and adjacent to Fish Creek, […]

Global Markets: “London Area” Republic of Maldives

The Ocean Flower is the first phase of a floating master plan called the “5 Lagoons,” a cluster of five interconnected lagoons developed by Dutch Docklands International in a joint venture with the government […]

Dick Schlott’s Perspective

Local Market Update

The overall view of the housing market nationwide appears to be stabilizing and should continue to improve into 2015. Existing home sales increased by 5.8% in Q2 of 2014 but are still […]

Rumson NJ: Up Close

Rumson is one of the best-kept secrets of New Jersey. The town was first settled in the late 1600s and has always served as a purely residential area with no industry. At the turn […]

Rumson Restoration

Tucked away on over three lushly landscaped acres on Bellevue Avenue in Rumson is a grand, turn-of-the- century country estate that has been completely refurbished with every conceivable amenity to live and entertain graciously.

This […]

Curated Goods

Your new home (found through Gloria Nilson & Co., of course) is more than just a place to live- it also provides the perfect opportunity to show off your unique style. No home is […]

LEEDing a Green Lifestyle

Above:  Tracey Stephens Interior Design, Allied ASID, REGREEN Trained Professional
Photography by Wing Wong, Memories TTL
ASID NJ 2012 Award for Design Excellence/ Sustainable Design Recognition
Whether your design project is a completely new construction, the renovation of an existing structure or a general refurbishing of your […]

Passive|Aggressive Environments

Regan Young England Butera : RYEBREAD

Regan Young, a principal architect at the Mount Holly, NJ architectural firm known as Regan Young England Butera (or RYEBREAD), not only talks the talk about creating active living and workspaces, but he […]

Forward Thinking: LEEDing the Way

While LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification focuses on energy consumption, the ensuing years have also brought innovative design concepts that address everything from environmental impacts and carbon imprints to food sources.

Chief among these […]

2014 Fall Housing Report

There is no doubt that the housing industry has been making slow but steady progress over the last year. There have been slightly fewer overall home sales so far in 2014 as we have cleared […]

Green Tech: Extra Sensor Perception

The future is now! One of the biggest draws of energy is in the home, and though wasted energy in the home is a common problem, it is preventable. As the world becomes increasingly digital, […]

Green Tech: Eco-Wool

Healthy Choice Organic Mattress has made a commitment to the highest-quality, locally sourced and organic materials, as well as local craftsmanship and production. We spoke to Dave Stadt of Healthy Choice Organic Mattress about […]

My Time in The Real World by Matthew Zanowic

There’s more to life than real estate for the interesting people of Gloria Nilson. This segment highlights individuals from GN&Co., real estate that give back to their communities or to others by going beyond […]

On the Waterfront – 525 Little Silver Point Road

The lure of waterfront living has beckoned since time immemorial, but gone are the days when only quaint bungalows dotted the shorelines. Today’s homeowners not only define luxury living with expansive waterfront homes, many […]

Luxury Markets

Harperley Hall is a rare 1911 Arts and Crafts style masterpiece designed by architect Henry Wilhelm Wilkinson and situated on Central Park West at 64th Street. This stunning triple mint, jewel of an […]

Luxury Real Estate Trends: London, Miami, New York

Luxury Home Sales Volume is Growing in the Three Top Markets
Buyers with $1 million or more to spend on residential property can afford to acquire homes anywhere in the world, and often in multiple […]

Wine Cellars Demystified

Most people drink wine within two or three days after buying it. But serious wine lovers buy quantities of wine to age and enjoy years – or decades – in the future. Wine is […]

So You Want To Own Your Own Vineyard?

New Zealand
In a commanding position overlooking the central Wairau Valley, Highfield Estate is one of the most recognized buildings in Marlborough, New Zealand.

As a result of the passing away of a major shareholder, all […]

Life on a New Jersey Vineyard

Violetta Neri, an agent for Gloria Nilson & Co., Real Estate, knows how important it is to slow down and enjoy a good glass of wine with a delicious meal. In addition to being […]

New Jersey’s Thriving Wine Industry

“And have you selected your wine, Sir?”
“Yes, we’ll have a bottle of New Jersey Chardonnay.”
“An excellent choice, Sir.”
You may not hear that dialog in a restaurant any time soon, but New Jersey does indeed […]