Teamwork Turns a
House into a Home
Like many baby boomers,
restaurant designer and
Peter Catelli and his wife, Susan,
had big plans for retirement.
The easy part was deciding
to sell their condo in Edison
and create their dream home.
When they visited the Regency,
a Toll Brothers Active Seniors
Community in Monroe Township,
they found everything they
wanted. Convenient location?
Check. Upscale amenities? Check.
Beautiful surroundings? Check.
Fulfilling their dream became
a team effort. Within days of
purchasing the 2,500 square foot
home, the Catellis selected Marcia
Farley, design consultant with
Thomasville Home Furnishings in
Woodbridge, to help outfit every
room with high quality traditional
furniture and accessories. “Our
idea was to leave everything
behind except our wedding
picture, our clothing and one
lamp I liked for the man cave,
and buy new,” says Catelli.
While the fantasy of starting
over from scratch is appealing,
the reality can be daunting, filled
with a multitude of decisions.
Those decisions were made easier,
though, because the Catellis
used Thomasville for over 90
percent of their furniture and
accessories. “As soon as you
walk in you know the store
is a class act,” says Catelli. He
especially appreciated the team’s
professionalism. “You treat
people with respect and they will
do the same. That’s why I feel
loyal to Thomasville; to Marcia
and store manager Tony Yarussi;
and to the folks at Toll Brothers.
They go above and beyond—
they get it.” For
this is standard
Catelli arrived at
pizza and cannoli
for the team, to
show his gratitude
for a job well
done. “We love
every detail of this
place. It’s a reflection of us—and
now we always look forward to
We love every detail of this place.
It’s a reflection of us—and now we
always look forward to coming home.