Tunis Cooper / Marchbank Estate
The Tunis Cooper Property is located in the heart of Bergenfield, the most populated county in New Jersey. The 4.36-acre property is nestled within a congested residential neighborhood. The four buildings on the property date back the 18th and 19th centuries and once housed a well-known chair manufacturing company founded by Tunis Cooper.
After preparing a Historic Structures Report for the Borough that acted as a planning document to guideand inform the municipality in its future endeavors at the site, CCH was retained to design the rehabilitation of the 19th century house as a museum. To convert the house into a museum, handicap accessible restrooms were added on the first floor, the existing kitchen was refinished with new counters, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, and flooring, and new track lighting was installed in the new exhibit spaces.