Luxury Pool House
Bespoke architectural firm, Smiros & Smiros, designed this elegant cabana/pool house to complement the existing home with similar texture and color. This backyard oasis includes a kitchen, bathroom, dining, and logia. Roll down motorized screens protect this outdoor living space from the elements. GWC is proud to have been acknowledged as the 2016 CotY Award Winner for this Long Island oasis.
Family Friendly Renovation
This colonial style home was enlarged for a young family by adding an extension including a two car garage, a second story master suite and a basement play room. The seasonal porch area has been transformed into a luxurious sun-drenched extension of the family room. This renovation included an extension of the dining room and a third-floor wood stair case designed and built to replace a narrow attic entrance.
National architectural firm, Harrison Design, designed the renovation for this shingle style farmhouse into a modern luxury home. The architectural integrity of this historic house was maintained while updating and improving the flow and functionality of the space. GWC is proud to have been acknowledged as the local and regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award Winner for this remodeled home on Long Island.
Isaac Bell Inspired, Shingle Style Masterpiece
The homeowner’s inspiration for the high level of craftsmanship and details came from the mansions (known as ‘cottages’) of Newport, Rhode Island including the Isaac Bell House designed by McKim, Mead and White. The Asian influence is evident on the exterior of the home from dormer roofs that flare out, to decorative shingles and lights. Mahogany wainscoting, grass cloth wallpaper, stained glass transoms and a custom mahogany hand crafted front door with sidelights and transoms were popular with the shingle style homes of the 1880’s.
The inspiration for this tidewater colonial home was to take advantage of the southerly water views, while capturing the endless sunset views down the river. This was achieved with the tower that is a screened porch on the main level with expansive 180 degree views from the second floor.
The Dogwood Project
N2 Design + Architecture of Port Washington, along with the homeowners of this trend-setting home, had a clear vision to bring a collaborative team together to desgin and create a modern yet comfortable home on Long Island's north shore for their young family. Dramatic matte black windows provide contrast to the exterior's white plank design. Elegant, modern lines and a neutral color palette compliment the contemporary interior design.