Project Manager/Designer: Ana Maria Bustamante Orrego
An up and coming Real Estate developer chose a quiet tree-lined block in historic Park Slope, Brooklyn, to raise his family. The design process consisted of creating a technologically modern dwelling in which all building systems were replaced, and most of the interior finishes had to be stripped and redone. With an addition in the rear for a cook's kitchen and the arrangement of rooms to complement the family's lifestyle, this project proved that old and new can coexist and that one can even complement the other, if done right.
Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano Jr.
This luxurious penthouse was previously 3 apartments, which were combined to create the owner's city residence. With three bedroom suites, 5 bathrooms, a 600 square foot living/dining room, a full cook's kitchen, guest suite and more, this 3,000 square foot apartment is luxury living at its best. The layout provides the flexibility, which is essential to the way the owners live. It has plenty of family areas and recreation space. The main areas can easily be divided and opened up as needed, to fit the owner's dual lifestyle - family oriented, and yet socially active. Existing square columns were rounded off to conceal electric connections, and to enhance the flow of circulation in the living area. The lighting is designed to provide both a backdrop for the owner's art collection and to enhance the architectural detailing. This penthouse has 4 sides of light and air, and has tripled its value since it was completed in 1995.