A Glass Walkway Bridges Classic and Contemporary Style in This New Jersey Home

A Glass Walkway Bridges Classic and Contemporary Style in This New Jersey Home

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By Ethan Tucker
Messana O’Rorke’s renovation of a suburban Colonial includes a boxy, cedar-clad addition and a show-stopping glass bridge.

Located about half an hour's drive from Manhattan, Rutherford, New Jersey is a leafy suburb known for traditional Colonial style homes, not radical experiments in modern architecture. Defying that long-time prescribed aesthetic seems to have been the motivational force behind architect Brian Messana's decision to not just renovate the home for a growing family, but transform it something altogether new and modern.  

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