Jamaica Estates, NY
1940 to 2017
A kitchen layout designed in 1940 is simply not functional in today’s more spacious living environments. The existing space was an architectural nightmare with a broken design and no integration with the rest of the living space. By opening the space from the front door of the home all the way through to the rear kitchen, the space became magical—airy, well-lit, spacious and the centerpiece of the home.
Cape Cod to Center Hall Colonial
This was a unique challenge: two families—5 adults, 4 kids, living in a 1950’s expanded Cape Cod but starting to feel constrained. They loved the location and the family history of the house, so they didn’t want to move elsewhere. By incorporating the design aspects of several different homes and converting the space to a center hall colonial, these two families achieved all they wanted and more: plenty of room to live and grow, a fully remodeled basement, nanny quarters, eight bathrooms, 9 to 10 foot ceilings and the most coveted home in the neighborhood.
From sub-par basement to superb space
The 1970’s basement of this super-comfortable home was not only dysfunctional; it clashed with the feel of the rest of the premises. By working with the owners’ design consultant, the entire basement level was renovated to create a casual, fun entertainment space, complete with a full, modern wine cellar that was an extension of their homes’ first and second floor interiors.
See the vision, seize the opportunity
This client had a vision for a full remodeling of her master bathroom but wasn’t sure she had the budget. After a 20 minute call her vision was clear and an hour later measurements were taken. Within one day, she had a design that captured her vision for a modern, bright and spacious master bathroom—with custom-cut stone materials, hardwood flooring and shop-made cabinetry—all for less than she ever would have expected.