Set on a rise, overlooking the manicured grounds of Veterans Park, the Oakland Public Library is one of the most recognizable public buildings in the borough.
Posted: Thursday March 27, 2014, 02:04 PM
A little bit country, and close to New York City.
Marie and Tom Schiavone shop for fresh produce at DePiero's Country Farm, a landmark in Montvale since 1924. The old-fashioned farm stand sits on 250 acres and is a family destination.
Posted: Friday February 24, 2012, 03:02 PM
It's country...but close to City.
A destination for Ramsey residents, as well as those from neighboring communities, the borough's downtown area features a mix of shops and restaurants that contribute to the town's sense of community.
Posted: Monday June 18, 2012, 01:44 PM
The volunteer spirit is alive and well.
Palisades Park H.S. is one the academic assets in the borough, with strong programs in music and athletics.
Posted: Friday August 10, 2012, 11:25 AM
Situated in a desirable location near major highways and New York City, the borough of Palisades Park offers its residents commuting conveniences to employment, shopping and dining.
The living room’s focal point is an unadorned marble-front fireplace framed by expansive picture windows. The well-balanced furniture grouping “echoes a 60s interpretation of entertaining,” says Polo, noting the classic configuration around the fireplace and requisite baby grand piano.  Polo designed the room’s matching sofas upholstered in antique silk velvet and pair of ottomans in unshaved cowhide and sourced an exquisite, hammered-bronze cocktail table and silk and wool area rug in muted shades of cream and taupe. “This room is all about texture,” he says.
Posted: Wednesday August 10, 2011, 01:13 PM

Interior Design: Mark Polo, ASID, Polo M.A., Inc.

Though the homeowners may not have realized it at the time, in tapping interior...

Jena and Anthony Edone had to negotiate with Hudson City Savings Bank when they bought their house in Dumont.
Posted: Thursday November 3, 2011, 04:45 AM
Buying a foreclosure, says first­time home buyer Jena Edone, “can be a little scary when there’s no seller involved, and there’s no dis­closure on what’s happened to the property. You’re going visually on what the place looks like till the in­spection. But the flip side is, you can walk away with a really great deal.”
This three-bedroom house at 228 Riveredge Road in Tenafly, above, is on the market for $425,000.
Posted: Monday August 29, 2011, 12:45 AM
“Our biggest asset is our people,” says Tenafly mayor Peter Rustin.
Runners make their way along the route of the annual Allendale ARC Run, which is held in May. The event is one of several coordinated by the Allendale Recreation Commission.
Posted: Tuesday January 17, 2012, 11:46 AM
Small-town tranquility close to George Washington Bridge.
This quietly beautiful structure was imported from Java by the Englewood homeowners, longtime collectors of Asian art and artifacts. Indonesian families once lived in this antique teak building, whose open-air sleeping quarters at the bottom provide a respite from the island’s relentless heat. The upstairs, used as a kitchen by traditional inhabitants, now makes a great playhouse – or sometimes a place to read and reflect – for the acouple’s 12-year-old daughter. “I had designed a tree house that we were going to build around a tree, but when we found this, it had so much character,” notes the mother. “Originally, she complained, but now, she spends the afternoon there with her friends and a picnic basket, and it’s perfect.” The house and many other imports from the East are available from Massachusetts-based www.asiabarong.com.
Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2011, 02:11 PM
These Bergen back yards feature fun and fantastical add-ons
Two distinct sitting areas and soaring picture windows give the home's great room a spacious, open-air feel. "Here, we aimed to create a space conducive to family gatherings, notes Syrek. The room is united by complementary shades of dark and pale gray, interspersed with cream. Hear the marble-front fireplace, Syrek chose an ultra-suede sofa by Lewis Mittman and cut-velvet chairs by Donghia, accented by a pair of leather stools by Hickory and a Lucite table by Lewis Mittman. A custom Orley & Shabahang carpet anchors the first sitting area. The homeowner also chose a striking Emil Alzamora sculpture of mother and child for the mantel. "This piece really resonated with her," recalls Syrek. "It was the final object chosen for the room." A custom chrome-plated fireplace screen by William H. Jackson gives the fireplace a crisp, clean finish. A more-modern second sitting area, framed by drapes in an Italian cotton by Nobilis, features a William Haines reproduction cocktail table and slipper chairs by Hamilton Furniture designer Catherine Stewart.
Posted: Monday July 18, 2011, 11:51 AM
Interior Design by Maryann Syrek, M. Studio Gallery For an interior designer, it's the ultimate compliment.  Being asked, some 20 years following a client's first project, to once again work...
Alpine –The Frick estate is for sale for $68 million and includes a 7,000 sq. ft. main house, a carriage house on 27-acres with a private pond. AMY NEWMAN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Posted: Wednesday July 20, 2011, 01:50 PM
Filled with estates, Alpine was recognized last week as the fourth most-expensive "block" in the U.S. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the median home value is $2,440,719 and the median household...
OUTDOOR POOL TERRACE: The centerpiece of the rear property is a symmetrical pool terrace with an Asian-inspired pagoda that comfortably seats 50 guests. Its twin octagonal limestone cabanas conceal all the requisite amenities.To the right, a pool house cabana features a changing room with full bath and washer and dryer.
Posted: Monday July 11, 2011, 12:31 AM
When it comes to spectacularly well-appointed residential estates, Bergen boasts more than its fair share. But one stately chateau, tucked along a meandering drive in Englewood, stands out for its...
Chen completed the interior design of his home in 18 months and painstakingly selected each and every piece of furniture, light fixture and artwork. The living room, with its large-scale sofas and chairs upholstered in Chen’s color palate of soft grays, browns and whites and the room’s rug that resembles river rocks, is the homeowner’s favorite space in the house. “I wanted this room to have a “wow” factor even if it was just for me,” says Chen. “I had a master remote system installed so that with one flick I can have music and TV on, in surround sound. On a cold day, I will put on the gas fireplace. I love this room.”
Posted: Friday July 15, 2011, 11:36 AM

Builder: Rosen Global Partners, New York, N.Y.

Architect: Arquitectonica, Miami, Fla.

Nelson Chen has...

The home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the site of the suffragist's essential writings, which opened the door to women's equality.
Posted: Friday July 15, 2011, 01:11 PM
Exterior Renovation and Construction: Peter Georgoutsos of Van-Go General Contracting
Landscape Design and Construction: Paul Keyes of Paul Keyes Associates
Lighting and Irrigation: Eric...
The architecturally significant Radburn Plaza Building stands at the busy intersection of Fair Lawn Avenue and Plaza Road in the unique planned community of Radburn in Fair Lawn.
Posted: Friday January 27, 2012, 10:45 AM
Great schools, close to New York and reasonable prices.
Pool: B & B Pool and Spa Center, Spring Valley, N.Y.; Landscape Design: Tapestry Landscape Architecture, Haskell; Landscape Contractor: Scenic Landscape, Haskell; Hardscape Installation: Stonetown Construction, Oakland
Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2011, 12:19 AM
This Franklin Lakes pool covers an area of 800 square feet with a gray-and-black Pebble Tec surface. Bordering the water is coping made of Idaho quartzite stone. The hand-cut edges of the stone add...
The graduation rate at Elmwood Park H.S. is 95.8 percent, which is higher than the state average.
Posted: Monday March 5, 2012, 03:49 PM
'Commuter's delight' offers starter housing.
Multiple condominium, co-op and townhouse developments have sprung in Edgewater in recent years due to the development of the Hudson River waterfront on New Jersey's Gold Coast and the borough's "bedroom" proximity to midtown Manhattan. Many of the new dwellings offer riverfront views.
Posted: Friday April 13, 2012, 11:31 AM
Booming borough offers Hudson views.
Photographed by Al Kruper for (201) Magazine
Posted: Wednesday July 6, 2011, 01:12 PM
The features of this Englewood estate rival those of many luxury resorts
Pool designed by Creative Master Pools, Franklin Lakes; landscaping by Paul Keyes, Tenafly

This splashy Saddle River masterpiece includes a 10-ft. waterfall with a bench built into the side of the pool. A dive rock replaces the typical springboard and a raised spa is connected to the waterfall. To enhance the natural look of the 950-sq.-ft pool which is set into the grade of the property, the space is surrounded by boulder walls, summer-color perennials, shrubs and evergreens. (Photographed by Michael Bocchieri for 201 Magazine)
Posted: Wednesday August 10, 2011, 01:10 PM
Summers are extra "cool" at these nine spectacular Bergen oases
This is the homeowner's office, her personal sanctuary, filled with her favorite collections. (Photo by Anthony Bianciella)
Posted: Monday August 1, 2011, 03:00 PM
Color my world, says this home that sits bold and beautiful in one of Ridgewood's most sought after neighborhoods.
Set a festive holiday table. (Anne-Marie Caruso)
Posted: Friday December 9, 2011, 09:43 AM
Tips for setting a festive table for the holidays.
Peter Salerno
Posted: Friday March 14, 2014, 02:14 PM
Peter Salerno Inc. combines three stores – a tile store, an appliance store and a showroom – in one building; and the result is a sight to see.
Marie Grieco traveled to Washington, D.C., to be one of 136 volunteer decorators. She took care of the mantel in the China Room, above.
Posted: Tuesday December 20, 2011, 10:26 AM
Dumont resident Marie Grieco was chosen as one of 136 volunteer decorators for the White House Christmas decorations.
The great hall is a stylish and expansive living space featuring both a formal room for entertaining and a dining room. French doors span one wall, opening onto the back patio and pool terrace. Trembley warmed up the once-pale room with silk panels of cream and gold by Ardecora Fabric and matching Marge Carson sofas upholstered in gold mohair flank a leather-trimmed ottoman by Century Furniture. A Waterford chandelier hangs from the soaring ceiling. The fireplace is flanked by antique Bombay chests and complementary custom paintings by Andreia Keller. Above the mantel, a mirror conceals a flat-screen television. A Tabriz rug from Iran anchors the room.
Posted: Wednesday August 10, 2011, 10:35 AM
Interior Design by Bob Trembley Styled by Daniel Haley When interior designer Bob Trembley set out to decorate this mansion in Mahwah, there was something reassuringly familiar about the layout....
(Photo by Anthony Bianciella)
Posted: Tuesday April 10, 2012, 02:41 PM
Creating private spaces for a brother and sister.
The Sabathia Family. (Photo by Anne-Marie Caruso) (Hair by Wave Bravo, Kink Salon, Englewood; Makeup by Sherlyn D'Introno)
Posted: Friday July 27, 2012, 10:53 AM
For Amber and CC Sabathia and their children, the home is all about fun family time – and a touch of sparkle.
Dacha Play House Set (indoor or out) has no-tool assembly and is available in Granny Smith green, azul, white, charcoal and barn red. Included with the kit is the playhouse, table, two stools and a window box. Visit modern-playhouse.com
Posted: Thursday June 7, 2012, 01:02 PM
Cabins, cottages and tree houses that inspire the imagination.
Photo by: Anne-Marie Caruso
Posted: Wednesday March 7, 2012, 12:12 AM
Everything you need to spruce up your home for the season.