Project Spotlight: Spruced and Styled

A gorgeous spec home by Merrick Construction on 21 Spruce Drive in Fair Haven, NJ.


This stunning new construction thoughtfully designed and crafted by Merrick Construction, a top NJ custom home builder, can be best described as a modern meets beach traditional home. To complete his vision, Owner and Founder Timothy Cross turned to NEMO Tile + Stone Red Bank for all of his tile needs.

The modern, open layout of the sophisticated kitchen showcases custom floor-to-ceiling white in-set cabinetry that meets a modern groove painted ceiling. The cabinetry features chic transitional finishes of custom brass grills and brushed brass hardware to warm up the design.

NEMO’s 3×6 white Thassos custom marble tile was used throughout the kitchen going up the entire wall to the ceiling for a dramatic design detail.  And over the oven range, a custom framed backsplash design of polished Addi Carrara and honed Thassos is featured.  “I like the look of having a tile design directly behind the stove,” says Cross. “It creates a focal point and draws attention to the big and expansive stove.”

An over-sized riff and quarter sawn white oak kitchen island is balanced by a dark contrasting floor.

A matching pair of brushed brass pendants over the kitchen island beautifully finishes the design.



NEMO Products Used:

Kitchen Backsplash: 3×6 white Thassos

Custom range backsplash: polished Addi Carrara and honed Thassos



Builder: Merrick Construction