Woodside Rooftop Addition

Woodside, NY

Program: Penthouse with Terrace
900sf Rooftop; 570sf Addition
Completed 2017

This rooftop addition began as a magical space for a small child’s bedroom with bath.  Given the unique site situation, a complex analysis indicated that a more extensive addition was possible including two bedrooms, study area and new full bathroom. The new spaces are perched above the existing roof on steel beams with new decking for plants and entertaining. At the top of the stairs connecting the second floor to the new third floor, there is an open study area with access to the roof terrace directly ahead. Glass block windows along this wall give sparkles of light to the hallway.  The bedrooms step up from the main level and over the existing sloped roof.  Tripane windows, foam insulation and new hydronic radiant flooring maximize energy efficiency. As a result of moving the private spaces to the third floor, the second floor has become a more open living / dining area with a renovated bathroom / laundry.  The rooftop addition provides a unique opportunity to enjoy the elevated urban views.