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JZA+D

JZA+D

Princeton, NJ

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Floor-to-ceiling windows flood dining room with natural sunlight. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Floor-to-ceiling windows flood dining room with natural sunlight. Image courtesy JZA+D.
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Meeting House

This airy, rustic-chic design conceived by restaurateur Amanda Maher with interior designer Hillary O’Carroll of Isabella Sparrow presents a unique, vibrant atmosphere where refined cuisine is served in a casual, stylish setting that exudes the concept and feeling envisioned of a bright and elegant space that feels like home.
 
The team enlisted local integrated design firm JZA+D as architect for the project to help transform the space, making it brighter and more spacious. To transform the previously unwelcoming space, the design team closed off the kitchen, which was open to the dining room. They also devised a plan for introducing a wall to serve as a muted backdrop to the bar feature. 

Other features include an open ceiling with light-colored finishes overhead, making the most of the natural daylight and exterior views of the Downtown Princeton neighborhood available through the full-height glass walls facing the street. Patrons eat and chat seated at traditional wood tables, chairs and banquettes in a cozy ambiance charmingly illuminated by pendant fixtures and sconces. The restaurant entrance was also  relocated from the side of the venue to the front.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Princeton, NJ, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Restaurateur - Amanda Maher
Interior Designer - Hillary O’Carroll of Isabella Sparrow

 
Bar highlighted with accent wall. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Bar highlighted with accent wall. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Interior of bar and waiting area. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Interior of bar and waiting area. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Restaurant interior view to waiting area and dining room. Industrial chic finishes create an urban yet cozy atmosphere. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Restaurant interior view to waiting area and dining room. Industrial chic finishes create an urban yet cozy atmosphere. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Interior dining view. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Interior dining view. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Interior view from bar. Image courtesy JZA+D.
Interior view from bar. Image courtesy JZA+D.