A Modern & Bright All-Over Remodel

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Project by: Architect Daniel Flebut and Essential Design + Build
Location: Forest Hills Gardens, New York

The tree-lined street of this Forest Hills Gardens neighborhood in New York feels like a traditional English village. A surprising but also perfect setting for a bold redesign of a property in this community. Collaborated on by construction manager Essential Design + Build and architect Daniel Flebut, the interior designer homeowner also added her style to make a modern mix.

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From the designers:

The homeowner has had a long career as a Residential and Hospitality Interior Designer but recently, with her growing family (three children), has mostly worked on her own projects — renovating five personal residences in the past 12 years. She has promised her husband this will be her last. When time allows, she takes on small projects for friends and family.

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Originally constructed in the 1930s, the interior of the home was taken back to the framing and extensively reorganized around the kitchen, pantry and family rooms to better function for the family.

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Essential Design + Build lead the reconstruction which included all new electrical systems, new and efficient mechanical systems, and improvements to the exterior envelope of the building to improve the overall efficiency and comfort of the home.

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Thanks, Architect Daniel Flebut and Essential Design + Build!

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(Image credits: Jacqueline Hlavenka)

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