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Cape May, NJ

Renovation project of re-designing an existing space into a residential gym with sauna, office with a custom desk facing the ocean, and half bathroom.


Designhaus Interiors created two new functional spaces as part of the third floor of a Victorian seaside resort home. To be consistent with the Victorian style home, a sophisticated 1920’s Parisian European finish called “Ceruse” used in all custom cabinetry with the intentional use of a unique modern feel to create an in-house sanctuary.

The new Gym and adjoining Office overlook the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean and are bridged in the center by a powder room and sauna area. The space is on the upper level of the master suite, an extension connected by a spiral stair case!

The open environment of the Gym layout encourages energy and promotes focus. Designed with sophisticated yet understated colors and patterns, elegant rich fabrics with colors of soft steal gray combined with textured coral and organic motif patterns. Ergonomic tiles save floor and self from wear and tear. Wall mirrors make the space visually larger, and allow one to watch their own progress in a well-lit atmosphere.

The modern design Office offers tranquility of “Mind”! Seated with a view facing the serene tranquil ocean; a view that makes up for the stress of the day. Non-cluttered and organized space promote mental concentration and focus. Lighting is used to highlight points of interest from the cozy sitting area to the detailed elements of the bar. The fabrics and colors range in shades of grays, whites and black, thus lending its modern style to a sophisticated scene combined with the European 1920’s “Ceruse” finish. A traditional finish adds a welcome sleek texture to this custom-made book case unit and desk designed with a nontraditional style. Simply accessorized with few ocean-themed accessories connecting the interior of the house to its location on the beach.