Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub

In northern New Jersey, a cramped kitchen is reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining.
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When Dan Pacek and John Roynon moved to the New York City area from Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2002, they settled in a 1911 American Craftsman–style house in Leonia, New Jersey, minutes from the George Washington Bridge. The house, with its oak floors and vintage woodwork, was well preserved and much to their liking, but there was one glaring exception.

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William Lamb
Will Lamb is a writer and editor based in Jersey City, New Jersey. He served as a senior editor at Dwell from 2013 to 2015.


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