This 1864 Victorian carriage house was renovated to meet the needs of the architect's growing family. An unused chimney was removed from the interior of the house to create more room in the children’s closet and kitchen. The kitchen was opened to the sitting room and attached to a deck. The dining table was relocated into a corner of the kitchen with a built in leather banquette. The master bedroom was redesigned with a master bathroom in the location of an existing walk in closet.
Fire Island House
In the design of this Fire Island beach house we removed an existing storage room from the exterior that bumped out into the deck. This allowed the kitchen to be entered from both the deck and the walkway to maximize flexibility of the space. We expanded the existing opening into the living room and created a matching one that flanked the existing fireplace. The cathedral ceiling in the kitchen, allowed us to use more glass and introduce more light into the space.
Melnick Beach House
This two-story house is half a block from the beach. The client wanted to maximize the view of the ocean from the house and create a flexible entertaining space on the first floor. The existing enclosed porch was opened up, and a deck was built above that is accessible through the master bedroom; a variance was obtained from the town to effect this. Interior walls were removed, and structural beams were hidden in the ceiling of the first floor so that the entire space is open from front to back.
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