Private Residences

McArthur Avenue

Project Manager/Designer: Tamar Kisilevitz

Completion Date: January 2004

Location: Totenville

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In the 1980's the city planning commission fostered an incentive to promote development in low-density zones in Staten Island. Properties previously dedicated to single family houses were permitted to create an attached apartment to provide a source of income for the owner who occupied the main house. These are known as "mother-daughter" houses.As this owners needs changed, Scarano Architects helped him legalize the "daughter" unit as its own full service apartment with a private entrance and new parking facility.

SoHo Residence

Project Manager/Designer: Tamar Kisilevitz

Completion Date: November 2003

Location: SoHo

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The new 900 square foot addition includes a new penthouse floor and roof deck, and an expansion in the rear.The renovation of the entire 4,000 square foot house includes reconfigured bedrooms, an expanded dining room and master suite, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms and new stairs. Site improvements included a new roof deck and access to the existing rear yard.The rear façade was pushed out ten feet to create a large eat-in cook's kitchen and dining area on the second floor, a luxurious master suite on the third floor, and a new penthouse floor that serves as the designer's studio, with its high ceiling and natural light from all directions.In addition to the location of this successful collaboration in the heart of SoHo, the careful execution of architectural details and the owner's comprehensive interior design, including everything from flooring to hardware, have proved very valuable to our client.