Principal architect Michael A. Moritz has continued to grow Stonewater Architecture over the past 13 years into a well-known force in the luxury design world. As he opens a new office and completes two major builds in Westfield, New Jersey, he is also completing his first of many homes in south Florida, in the prestigious enclave of Lost Tree.

The Sobol residence in Westfield is gorgeously finished for a family of four. Sitting on a corner lot with unfriendly zoning, Moritz worked the design around the zoning to design a home larger than they could have ever thought. The major street is buffered by the three-car garage, blocking noise to the rear yard, and Moritz put the main entrance on the side street. You enter the foyer with a beautiful view of the golf course straight through the family room. The pub room, family room, kitchen and breakfast rooms flow into each other and are set around the rear patio and porch outdoor kitchen, with views of the rear yard and golf course to host myriad parties and events as the children grow.

“When I feel like I left a little part of me behind is when I know I gave my all on the project,” Moritz said. “This is what makes me smile.”

Michael Moritz Headshot

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Luxury wellness spaces have become common in all of Moritz’s new builds. In the Sobol residence, Mama gets her Zen Den with a sauna built into her shower. Down the road, in the 9,000-square-foot Freeman residence, dad has an indoor golf simulator to practice his putt until the weather warms up on the golf course. Moritz believes that every house tells a story, and the story is shaped by history, place and the individuals who live within it. After 13 years of experience, Moritz is looking forward to expanding his expertise to key market locations across the East Coast.

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