Jersey City-Based Jeff Jordan Architects Receives Residential Honor Award

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Hillcrest House Newburgh Jeff Jordan front
Photo Credit: Jeff Jordan Architects

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) has awarded Jeff Jordan Architects with the Residential Honor Award in recognition of its work designing the Hillcrest House in Newburgh, New York.


Built in 1954, the Hillcrest House is a surviving example of mid-century modern design which emphasizes large open windows and open floor plans that embrace a connection with the outdoors. The owners of the property loved its casual, open living space and peaceful, wooded surroundings but felt the home itself was a bit dated. They enlisted Jeff Jordan Architects to refresh the home.

Hillcrest House Newburgh Jeff Jordan before after
Before & After | Photo Credit: Jeff Jordan Architects

Exterior walls in the main living space were replaced with floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors. Interior finishes were updated to a simple cedar toned palette that matches the exterior siding further unifying the interior and exterior. Epoxy white ceilings and floors work together to brighten the space up. They also chose to rearrange the kitchen, laundry, and mechanicals to allow for a broader range of viewing angles.

Hillcrest House Newburgh Jeff Jordan living featured
Photo Credit: Jeff Jordan Architects
Hillcrest House Newburgh Jeff Jordan kitchen
Photo Credit: Jeff Jordan Architects

“Jeff Jordan Architects is deserving of this recognition for their thoughtful and meticulous design of this unique residential project,” said Justin Mihalik, AIA, president of AIA-NJ. “The utilization of existing materials to unify the house’s built elements with the surrounding natural environment truly showcases the firm’s innovative approach.”

Hillcrest House Newburgh Jeff Jordan at night
Hillcrest House Newburgh Jeff Jordan kitchen

“We are honored to receive recognition for our design of the Hillcrest House and we want to thank everyone that was involved with the project,” said Jeff Jordan, Principle of Jeff Jordan Architects, LLC. “Our renovation of this home paid homage to its mid-century modern roots while simplifying and brightening the spaces to suit our clients’ contemporary aesthetic, creating a uniquely serene space.”

Based in Downtown Jersey City, Jeff Jordan Architects is known locally for their work on this Van Vorst Townhouse, the currently under construction York and Barrow, as well as the Liberty Bridge project.

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