Off Broadway Duplex Astoria

Astoria, Queens

Program: Duplex House
Area: 2800sf
Status: Completion 2023

Located just off Broadway in Astoria, Queens, the new owners of this quaint one story yellow house from the early 1900s wanted 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 narrow, small lot posed unique challenges.  Energy efficiency was addressed thorough out the project which uses hydronic in floor radiant heat. The design creates a horizontal base with a new steel framed interior volume inserted and rising above 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.