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Beautiful Bayside House designed for three generations, New York City


New York City-based architectural practice Grzywinski+Pons have designed the Bayside House project. The luxury property was designed in mind to accommodate three generations of a family. The property is located in Bayside, New York, US.

According to the architects: “This residence was built for a family in the Bayside neighbourhood of Queens in New York City. The luxury triplex home accommodates three generations under the same roof so it is in essence a two family house. We disguised the bulk of this project, complied with zoning regulations and kept it lower than most of it’s mock tudor neighbours by locating much of the work below grade with a second yard excavated away from street elevation. The retaining walls and glazing were configured to allow maximum daylight penetration and the two lower levels feature contiguous interior and exterior public space. Because the yard is small we minimised the amount of hardscape without abridging functionality.

“The client wanted to live in a clean, bright, open and uncluttered New York property. We didn’t see the inclusion of young children and grandparents and that intention as mutually exclusive so we created plenty of strategically placed and evenly distributed built in storage and specified finishes that were as durable and warm as they were toothsome.”

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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January 31, 2013 | Property | View comments

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