Private Residences

McArthur Avenue

Project Manager/Designer: Tamar Kisilevitz

Completion Date: January 2004

Location: Totenville


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.