Murray Hill Townhouse
This five-story townhouse in New York City's Murray Hill neighborhood was originally designed as a single family house but later converted to apartments in 1938. We were asked to transform it to a modern single family house while keeping the "old world charm" of the original building. The extensive interior and exterior renovation resulted in 13 bedrooms, 10 baths, laundry, pantry, kitchen, dining, library and various gathering and work rooms. These needed to function well by today's standards, but look as they had always been there. The exterior facade was cleaned and restored. New windows and exterior doors and new heating, ventilation and AC systems as well as plumbing, electrical, and roofing were installed.
St. Luke's Parish House
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and it's rectory dating to 1916, stand at the heart of historic East Hampton Village. The Home Sweet Home Museum, a timber lean-to house dating to the 1720's and Mulford Farm are its neighbors to the north. Fronting the Village Green, the new Parish House needed to be, not only sensitive to its historic context, but also a sensible addition to its ancestor buildings. The new building was designed while at Cooper Robertson in the Carpenter Gothic style with select Tudor elements as a nod to the architecture of the rectory. Environmentally sustainable, it features a diverse mix of uses such as a parish hall, vesting room, sacristy, offices, a large kitchen, choir practice room and various classrooms
Upper East Side Townhouse Kitchen Renovation
Complete renovation of a 1930's classical townhouse kitchen in New York City's Upper East Side. Reflecting the Owners' desire to have more hygienic materials and an efficient layout, it uses stainless steel on the counters and lower cabinets, an island with a quartz top and porcelain floor tiles. The sleek materials and appliances influenced the choice of an Art Moderne aesthetic grounding the room in its 1930's context, which was an important consideration for the Owners.
This waterfront Dominican Republic villa draws on a variety of Palladian and Anglo-Caribbean precedents including Heron Bay, Ronald Tree's house in Barbados. The minimalistic palette of materials and fixtures - coral stone walls, mahogany doors and windows, metal lamps and gates - were found or made locally. The house is anchored in the Classical tradition and, at the same time, it is part of the local culture. While at Cooper Robertson we added the grand palapa, "Chinese" dining pavilion, and pool cabana to accommodate the Owners' desire to have more livable covered open areas that allowed them to enjoy easy access to outdoor living and the beach while keeping them protected from the intense elements such as sun and rain.