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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Modern home with Shed & Studio, Living Space Room Type, Family Room Room Type, Den Room Type, and Sun Room Room Type. Solarium off of the dining area  with hanging swing chair Photo  of Tennis HouseView Photos

Solarium off of the dining area with hanging swing chair

Modern home with Living Room, Ottomans, Chair, Bench, Floor Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Standard Layout Fireplace, Medium Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, Console Tables, Bookcase, Dark Hardwood Floor, End Tables, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Sofa. Brightly lit Living room with secret room behind bookshelf + perfect bench to take in the Gardens of Forest Hills Photo 2 of Tennis HouseView Photos

Brightly lit Living room with secret room behind bookshelf + perfect bench to take in the Gardens of Forest Hills

Modern home with Living Room, Dark Hardwood Floor, Bench, Recessed Lighting, Recliner, End Tables, Ottomans, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Living Room reading corner Photo 3 of Tennis HouseView Photos

Living Room reading corner

Modern home with Kitchen, White Cabinet, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Recessed Lighting, Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Ceiling Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Wood Cabinet, Dark Hardwood Floor, Glass Tile Backsplashe, Accent Lighting, Wall Mount Sink, Range, Quartzite Counter, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Large patio doors flood the open kitchen and dining area with natural light; expansive kitchen island offers informal seating in this chef's kitchen Photo 4 of Tennis HouseView Photos

Large patio doors flood the open kitchen and dining area with natural light; expansive kitchen island offers informal seating in this chef's kitchen

Modern home with Kitchen, Ceiling Lighting, Dishwasher, Wood Cabinet, Range, Wine Cooler, Range Hood, Dark Hardwood Floor, Wall Mount Sink, Pendant Lighting, Microwave, Medium Hardwood Floor, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Recessed Lighting, Cooktops, Glass Tile Backsplashe, Quartzite Counter, and White Cabinet. Black walnut cabinetry with white lacquer upper cabinets; custom accent walnut shelving units Photo 5 of Tennis HouseView Photos

Black walnut cabinetry with white lacquer upper cabinets; custom accent walnut shelving units

Modern home with Kitchen, Glass Tile Backsplashe, Wood Cabinet, Ceiling Lighting, Quartzite Counter, Dark Hardwood Floor, Dishwasher, Pendant Lighting, White Cabinet, Recessed Lighting, Undermount Sink, and Medium Hardwood Floor. Figured walnut grain of the basecabinets Photo 6 of Tennis HouseView Photos

Figured walnut grain of the basecabinets

Modern home with Hallway, Medium Hardwood Floor, and Dark Hardwood Floor. 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!)  Photo 7 of Tennis HouseView Photos

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!)

Modern home with Bedroom, Storage, Night Stands, Wardrobe, Bed, Dresser, Bench, Bookcase, Ceiling Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, Dark Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Recessed Lighting. Masterbedroom with silk accent wallcovering balanced with neutral white walls and silk curtains Photo 8 of Tennis HouseView Photos

Masterbedroom with silk accent wallcovering balanced with neutral white walls and silk curtains

Modern home with Bath Room, Ceiling Lighting, Marble Floor, One Piece Toilet, Full Shower, Marble Counter, Recessed Lighting, Enclosed Shower, Marble Wall, and Undermount Sink. Masterbathroom with custom walnut vanity and medicine cabinet niche Photo 9 of Tennis HouseView Photos

Masterbathroom with custom walnut vanity and medicine cabinet niche

Modern home with Kids Room, Shelves, Bookcase, Playroom Room Type, Bench, Toddler Age, Storage, Dark Hardwood Floor, Neutral Gender, Bedroom Room Type, and Rug Floor. Child's bedroom with custom cabinetry and reading nook Photo 10 of Tennis HouseView Photos

Child's bedroom with custom cabinetry and reading nook

Modern home with Kids Room, Shelves, Playroom Room Type, Toddler Age, Bookcase, Bench, Storage, Neutral Gender, Dresser, and Family Room Room Type. Kid's playroom  Photo 11 of Tennis HouseView Photos

Kid's playroom

Landmarked 1930's tudor-style house Photo 12 of Tennis House modern homeView Photos

Landmarked 1930's tudor-style house

Photographer
  • Mark Wickens

Overview

Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Full Baths
  • 4
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 4700