Off Broadway Duplex Astoria

Astoria, Queens

Program: Duplex House
Area: 2800sf
Status: Construction 2020

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.  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.