FOREST HILLS HOUSE

USA, New York, Forest Hills

- 2015
An interior facelift and modern extension for a 1940's tudor in Queens
New extension at rear
New extension and driveway
Family room
Foyer
Kitchen and living room
Kitchen and pantry
View from dining table
Dining table and atrium above
Sitting area
Master bedroom
Master bath
Second bedroom
New extension at rear
New extension and driveway
Family room
Foyer
Kitchen and living room
Kitchen and pantry
View from dining table
Dining table and atrium above
Sitting area
Master bedroom
Master bath
Second bedroom

Design Team

Mithila Poojari

Philip Weller

Sean Karns

Our clients had outgrown their cozy 1940s tudor house, but had no wish to depart their leafy enclave in Forest Hills.  Not wanting to alter the appearance of the front facade from the street, any expansion work would have to fit seamlessly with the quirky pitched roofs and brickwork.

The solution began with a redesign of the ground floor, creating a large open living and kitchen area.  A double height space made possible by a carefully engineered modern extension brings in light and allows for views to the yard.  The additional floor space gained allows for an expanded master suite and additional bedroom above.