Skillman Avenue Residence

Sunnyside Gardens, NY

Program: Conversion: 2 Family to 1
Area: 1900 sf
Status: Completed 2009
AIANYS Award of Merit for Design 2010

This complete renovation of a two family residence in historic Sunnyside Gardens included converting it to a one family residence with three bedrooms, two full baths, a powder room and cellar toilet. The front porch was carefully restored to its 1940’s appearance with new wood casement windows and panels which compliment the new front windows which are now also the original six over six wood window configuration. In the interior, the kitchen was enlarged and reconfigured creating a dramatic dark wood peninsula and more visual access to the rear garden. The master bathroom inserts an accent sculptural turquoise tiled shower plane with seat into an otherwise dark tiled surround. The house creates a dynamic balance between old and new.