Rothenstein House

Astoria, NY

Program: Office / 2 Apartments
Area: 5000 sf
Status: Completed 2007

Designed by architect Guy Rothenstein and built on a corner lot in 1965, the distinct Rothenstein house commands a dramatic view of Astoria Park and the Triborough Bridge. The three-story, two-family home with a professional cellar office was recently sold outside the family, and the new owner hired Laura Heim Architect to assist in the restoration, which was undertaken with a due respect for the unique character of the house. The fa├žade has been cleaned and restored with new doors and windows. The dramatic sky terrace has been retiled and the interior floors refinished with bamboo, cork and maple. Many of the character-defining details have been preserved or reinvented, particularly in the unique bathroom designs.