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Carroll Gardens apartment renovation featured in the New York Times

Our Carroll Gardens apartment renovation was featured in the January 16, 2020, edition of "On the Market," a weekly column in the New York Times. The article spotlighted our hand-selected...

New Porch Design Wins 2019 Montclair Historic Preservation Award

What a difference a porch makes! We are honored to announce that Francis C. Klein & Associates was the recipient of a 2019 Historic Preservation Award from the Montclair Historic...

FKA Pool House Featured in Design NJ

Our Essex Fells pool house, designed in 2012, was featured in the June/July 2017 issue of Design NJ magazine. The pool house was added to look like an original farm building,...

How to Become a Zoning Expert in Five Easy Steps

We’ve seen it happen time and time again: a client comes to us with their dream renovation, only to discover that it’s not allowed by the town’s zoning code. Don’t...

Paper Plane Coffee Company: Ready to Soar

When Francis C. Klein & Associates took over the project to convert the storefront at 194 Claremont Avenue, in Montclair, from an antique shop into Paper Plane Coffee Company, we...

Spotlight on Kim Nielsen, 3XN

I was delighted to talk with Kim Nielsen, principal architect at 3xn, an international firm with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Sydney, Toronto, and Brooklyn about key aspects of his intercontinental...

Sweden to the Jersey Shore

It’s not every day that a Swedish family decides to spend their vacations at the Jersey Shore. To enhance their summers in Spring Lake, Eva Wisemark and David Wertheim decided...

Women in Architecture: An Interview with Gisela Buzzelli and Susan...

“The boys won’t let us play in the block corner,” I remember my daughter telling me on her way home from nursery school years ago. Today it is exciting to...

Spotted Around New York: The New Orleans Row

Visiting my daughter in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, a neighborhood once known for its Italian-American churches, bakeries, and restaurants, I noticed an unusual row of New Orleans style town houses midway...

Ask a Real Estate Expert: An Interview with Roberta Baldwin

A conversation with Roberta Baldwin, Partner at Chu/Baldwin Homes and Keller Williams NJ Metro Group, explored questions about first-time home-buying, first-time home-selling, the current Montclair housing market, and Baldwin's own move...

Spotted Around New York: The Gage & Tollner Building

There is a hidden Renaissance happening at 372 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn. For over one hundred years the building’s ground floor was home to a legendary steakhouse and oyster...