Originally designed by Delano and Aldrich in 1917, this building served as carriage house to the William and Dorothy Straight mansion several blocks away on the Upper East Side of New York. With practically no original detail, this relatively humble structure was reconfigured into something more befitting the client’s needs. To convert it for a single family, interior floor plates are carved away to form two elegant double height spaces. The front façade is modified to express the grandness of the new interior. A beautiful new rear garden is formed by the demolition of an overbuilt addition. The entire rear façade was removed and replaced. A full floor was added to the roof, and a newly configured stair core incorporated an elevator.
Interior Designer: Eve Robinson Associates
Photography by Peter Margonelli
The home office seemslessly merges with the living room as the custom leather-top desk-for-two hugs the curve of the back of the sofa, with its wave form and the wavy paneled wall giving homage to the waves crashing on the shoreline thirty stories below. The structural column becomes a focal point when clad in custom painted zebra glass panels with a linear light source embedded within. Photo shoot by professional photographer Ken Hayden
The conservatory space was transformed into a bright space full of light and plants. It also doubles up as a small office space with plenty of storage and a very comfortable Victorian refurbished chaise longue to relax in.
In partnership with Charles Cudd Co.
Photo by John Hruska
Orono MN, Architectural Details, Architecture, JMAD, Jim McNeal, Shingle Style Home, Transitional Design
Corner Office, Built-In Office Desk, Floating Shelves, Window Shades, White Trim
The beautiful home office has two built-in desks and french doors that open to the pool lanai. Built-in storage houses the printer and other office supplies, on the built-in shelves the decorator mixed beach accents like sea shells and coral with books about the sea. The built-in day bed with custom green cover add color and comfort. A large Plumaria painting hangs above the bed bringing the outdoors in.