Peapack-Gladstone, NJ

Adaptive Re-use
230,000 SF

Sonja Bijelić, AIA
(Designed while an Associate Principal at
RMJM in a joint venture with Rockwell Group)

Natirar is an historic 500-acre estate from the early 20th century and designed by the noted Boston architect Guy Lowell for the Ladd family.

The design concept is to transform 90-acres of the property into the Virgin Spa at Natirar with an addition and renovation/restoration of the historic Manor House into an exclusive hotel, a lounge and dining room, and a ballroom. Another aspect of the project was the conversion of the existing carriage house and garage into a five-star restaurant, a culinary institute and a wine cellar. Other features include a spa, an indoor and outdoor pool, a two-lane bowling alley, a group of ten cottage suites, and a 24-seat private screening room.