Before & After: A 1920s Row House Gets an Art Deco–Inspired Update in Queens

Office of Things brings light, color, and playful archways to the cramped ground level of a century-old dwelling in the working-class neighborhood of Glendale.
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Imagine your 100-year-old home needed a renovation and, based on the recommendation of a childhood friend, you blithely hire the first and only architects you interview. Imagine that, in doing so, you successfully land an inspired design collective whose recent projects include workplace meditation rooms for Google. That is the kind of luck that launched the first-floor do-over of the 1920s row house Gary Comorau and Regina O’Malley share in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens, New York, which resulted in a light-filled and playful home. 

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