A new carport addition for a private residence in Vero Beach, Florida. The goal was to make the new carport look like it was built at the same time as the 1940's beach house, which is understated and elegant (somehow it's only had two owners, both resisted the call of renovation), the house faces the golf course of the country club and has a private path to it's own beach. The open design is a nod to the lanai that is near the beach.
We used the wood that the house was constructed of, cypress, with special pecky cypress interior boards.
'Phu Khangs' is a Vietnamiese restaurant in Pennsauken< NJ. The space is the end unit of a shopping center, which was vacant when we started the design. We added side windows and a side entrance to open up the 30' wide room.
The photo shows the central bar/sculpture that gives the restaurant a central hub that represents the hearth as well as enhancing the wealth spot.
A new nightclub project. We are renovating an existing club, and designing a new one too.
The existing facade is to remain, but we are adding ultra violet backlighting. The ground floor is built around bedrock, which is amazing.
This is a warehouse in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn, NY. The building is from around 1905, we are designing the 5th floor, which has fantastic city and river views (including the Statue of Liberty) all around. It's 120,000 square feet in total. It's unusual to come into a building such as this that has not been altered or partitioned in any way. For a view of the columns and floor area go to my blog, www.realmodernarchitect.blogspot.com
Thanks to the steadfast tenacity of the owner of the mansion, the restoration has been completed on the porch and the facade. The project is the renovation of the Biddle Mansion, in Riverton, NJ. We started with the stabilization and renovation of the front rotunda, columns, deck and roof structure. The Biddle Mansion was built in 1876, in the second empire style. One of the original riverfront properties in the town, it's historically important, very grand, and still very impressive, now brought back to it's original splendor.
After restoration of porch and facade
This is a boathouse that houses a 23 foot 'Star' racing yacht. 40 ft. long, the boathouse leaves room for a workshop and storage too, with sail storage in the rafters.
Currently in progress:
A Greenwich Village roof deck. We are creating an accessible roof deck, the challenge is to make the deck, and how to get to it, wheelchair accessible. The crane in the photo on the left shows the site of the WTC memorial.