Off Broadway Duplex Astoria

Astoria, Queens

Program: Duplex House
Area: 2800sf
Status: Design 2018

Located just off Broadway in Astoria, Queens, the new owners of this quaint one story yellow house from the early 1900s want to create a dramatic new duplex arrangement including one two story apartment with access to the garden and another upper unit of two floors with ample terraces.  While still in the preliminary schematic phase, the design creates a solid horizontal masonry base with a new steel framed interior volume rising above it to contain the vertical second unit capped with a master bedroom with 360 degree views.  The two apartments interlock and yet have distinct experiences and views of the garden and street.