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Elements of a traditional brownstone facade are incorporated into a contemporary form.

Area: 7,000 SF

Location: Long Island City, NY, USA
Project Completion: 2017
Project Type: Real-Estate Development
Services: Architectural Design

Respecting the context of the neighborhood, this 3-unit townhouse pays homage to the typical brick facade but with a modern flair. The oversized punched windows, offset main mass, and integrated greenery make for a more dynamic street facade in this rapidly evolving neighborhood. Large corten panels along the street add to the industrial heritage of Long Island City and serve dual purpose, visually hiding the utilities and trash from passersby.

An elevated ground floor unit provides addedprivacy from the street in addition to the natural wood latices and plants climbing the facade. The main floor and basement both have accessto the expansive private backyard with nearly floor to ceiling sliding doors and windows. Thetwo units above are front and rear triplexes, the top floor being a split private penthouse with roofterrace. Each terrace has sweeping views of the city beyond and plenty of planted area creating a green rooftop oasis.