Project name: 144-35 Summit place
Type: Residential house, Interior design, renovation and new addition
Location: Queens, NY
Size: 4,000 SF
This single-family house is an enlargement of the existing 2,000 square feet house, keeping the historical heritage while modernizing the whole building. One of the design challenges was how to marry the new addition to the existing due to floor elevation differences. It has five bed rooms, six and a half bathrooms, about 4,000 square feet of interior space and 8,000 exterior square footage. It is organized around a courtyard and terrace, which enhances the indoor-outdoor living experience. People can relax on the rooftop terrace while gazing at the Bronx Whitestone-Bridge nearby. Limestone, cedar, mahogany, marble, wrought iron, and bronze are featured in key exterior and interior locations to create an elegant historic house.