DC Studio NJ

Don Colangelo, Architect   

Residential Specialist 

What We Do

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Thoughtful Conversations

One of the most valuable aspects of my service is to lead thoughtful conversations.   We discuss your household's unique needs over the next 5 to 15 years.  


Crucial topics like “How much is too much to invest into this house in this neighborhood?” &  “At what budget number are you getting uncomfortable?” are explored.


Ultimately we come to a decision.   Stay and improve, or move.  If you're staying, its time to start collaborating. 

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Home Projects of All Types

  • New Construction
  • Additions, Renovations
  • Whole House Makeovers
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Remodels
  • Attic Conversions, In-LawSuites
  • Decks/Patios/Pools
  • Finished Basements
  • Porches, Garages, Mud Rooms
  • Master Suites
  • We do them all

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Your Advocate from Ideas to Completion

On every project we are engaged with you and the building team....  from sketches, modeling and pricing, to permitting and shopping. ... remaining your advocate until you are enjoying your “new” home.


Zoning & property issues are looked into early in the process.   Options for additions, rooflines and plan layouts are methodically studied.   Candid feedback on builder pricing, and what you can expect during construction are all discussed. 


Customized shopping lists, with suggestions for the best places to find...   Appliances, Countertops, Flooring, Cabinets, Lighting & Plumbing Fixtures, Roofing, Siding, Windows & Doors, Tile, and more, are provided. 

About Me

Don Colangelo

Unpretentious 

Collaborative

Inquisitive


Over 25 years of specialized, sympathetic residential design.


Collaboration


Just as they do on my all-time favorite TV Show, "This Old House", we work with you and the building team, all within the comfort of your own home.   You are the star of the Show.

Credentials


Licensed Architect

Connecticut

New Jersey

Ohio

Pennsylvania.

the process - TWO EXAMPLES

1. Whole House Makeover in New Hartford..

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..Used to Look Like This...

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.. Now Well Underway

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2. Gut Renovation on the Hudson River...

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...Gets a Contemporary Design Treatment...

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...Now its Home

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A Case Study

Garage is impractical and we have no Mud Room..

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Here is a Modern Garage & Mud Room, but we must get a Zoning Variance.

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..Got the Variance...Need to Maintain the Old Brick Details for the Mud Room..

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..How About This.. The New Door fits perfectly into the Archway

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3D Modeling Shows the Solution

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...Almost Ready to Park the Car.

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How can I help you?

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DC Studio NJ LLC

Don Colangelo, Architect

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