Mansion at Natirar Slated for June ReopeningWill Speros • April 21, 2017
The Mansion at Natirar in Gladstone, New Jersey is slated to reopen this June following an extensive restoration and expansion from Los Angeles-based studio SFA Design. Set upon 500 acres of land, the 35,000-square-foot Tudor-era estate will show off a refreshed, modern look accented with eclectic elements.
A new foyer will punctuate the arrival experience with its existing limestone fireplace and ornate, restored light fixtures as well as resurfaced porcelain floors and a neutrally toned circular sofa. The upgraded grand ballroom will return this June as well with a distinctive, rustic aesthetic. Brick walls, wooden doors, and textured acoustical fabrics will characterize the redesign, recalling the look of the onsite restaurant Ninety Acres. Iron chandeliers will descend from the ballroom ceilings, while a living wall will serve as the visual focal point of the space.
Linked to the ballroom is the conservatory, which will function as a gathering and reception area with a brick façade and black metal-framed windows. Large glass doors lead to a conservatory patio, featuring a linen sofa and lounge chairs dressed in light fabrics alongside a sleek, rectangular firepit. Dangling lights inject the space with a bit of romance.
Several rooms will also be devoted to Natirar club members. The intimate parlor and sitting room will boast a modern ambiance with faux marble wallpaper in slate gray and copper. Millwork and dark teal frame the wallpaper, while wood floors will be stained in dark mahogany. Jewel-toned velvet banquettes, a Chesterfield sofa, and leather chairs complement glass side tables and a brass-trimmed coffee table. The sports lounge will boast a rich, masculine palette, a mix of textures, an antique area rug, two sofas, dark hardwoods, a modern chandelier, and historic artwork. Leather and brass-armed bar stools will outfit the members bar.