Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY
The client, who was the contractor for the apartment build-outs for the Greenwich Street Project, hired River Architects to design a 2nd story + attic addition onto his existing fully detached, single family home for his growing family. Our task was to expand on the original 1950’s developer house in Fresh Meadows, Queens NY, where tear-downs and McMansion-building is the norm. Working with the clients’ ambitious agenda and the stringent zoning and building regulations lead to the unique shape of this home. The clients were so intrigued by the design solution that he agreed to pursue LEED Certification and consider future modern, ecologically responsible developments.