Health = Wealth

Personal health and well-being. Robert D. Henry,, discusses the importance of well-being influences in the home.In our last blog, Healthy Home Part 1,  we talked about the healthy renovations a City apartment dweller has made to her home.  This attention to personal health and well-being has also made it to the suburbs, as Part II demonstrates.


Healthy Home – Part II


A young couple who have two children recently approached us to design a new house for their family in Rumson, New Jersey.  It is a beautiful estate property that offers views of the Navesink River with a full dock, episodic gardens, and terraced pools. They want to create a place for entertaining friends, family and business clients.

We designed the lower level to be a dedicated entertainment and relaxation space with a  comprehensive spa, fitness, and wellness enclave, with a walk-out “social garden space” with a 10’h green wall and a 20’ long fireplace.  The design also contains a grand relaxation room,  wine tasting room and home theatre, complimented with a fitness room and nurturing couples massage room.


We designed a pool that combines several features:


– A lap pool

– A waterfall Jacuzzi for 6 integrated within the pool

– A water aerobics space with aqua-bike and resistance equipment

– A deluge experiential shower that massages and invigorates sore muscles


You can visit the outdoor garden area from the lounge and pool areas, where a dynamic green wall and stairs guide you back to the upper-level gardens connecting to the rest of the property. The pool, lounge, and fitness room focus on this green wall and light-filled outdoor space.  This sunken garden brings light down into the lower-level spaces and provides a calming view of nature.


We are finding that people are becoming more invested in their sense of personal health and well-being. They are taking proactive measures by asking us to design their home and integrate wellness into their lives for them and generations to come.


Robert Henry