Quietly tucked away on a lush, tree-lined street in the Gardens of Forest Hills, this landmarked single family home underwent a gut renovation. The updates addresses the challenges of creating a modern home within a 1930s Tudor-style stately home-- respecting the details and character of the home while balancing the needs of a young family of four. The renovation cleaned up many of the past adhoc renovations, structural instabilities and incongruous finishes that had marked it’s last 80+ history. The existing narrow mudroom was replaced with large glass doors, opening up the once confined kitchen onto the expansive exterior bluestone patio. The kitchen was reconfigured and reoriented towards the rear yard and the large dining area. A refined palette of light, compatible materials and fixtures were provided throughout. In addition, the busy clients work from home - the third floor was converted to the office with it's high tech infrastructure, acoustic isolation and separate facilities.
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Solarium off of the dining area with hanging swing chair
Brightly lit Living room with secret room behind bookshelf + perfect bench to take in the Gardens of Forest Hills
Living Room reading corner
Large patio doors flood the open kitchen and dining area with natural light; expansive kitchen island offers informal seating in this chef's kitchen
Black walnut cabinetry with white lacquer upper cabinets; custom accent walnut shelving units
Figured walnut grain of the basecabinets
Compact mudroom off the front entry offers storage and recessed drawers for mail and all the things you'll likely to lose (including your keys!)
Masterbedroom with silk accent wallcovering balanced with neutral white walls and silk curtains
Masterbathroom with custom walnut vanity and medicine cabinet niche
Child's bedroom with custom cabinetry and reading nook
Landmarked 1930's tudor-style house