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Offline Shelby2

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Architect suggests improvements to this dark 2 bdr JH apt
« on: June 15, 2018, 07:46:26 AM »
https://www.brickunderground.com/improve/reno-ready-jackson-heights-brighten-dark-apartment

The suggestions seem good, but very pricey!



Here is the listing on Beaudoin Realty.

Offline Minimal4me

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Re: Architect suggests improvements to this dark 2 bdr JH apt
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 08:22:34 AM »
This home has real potential. If I were looking to buy it would pique my interest for sure. If the board approved the plan, a buyer could open up the kitchen, turn the dining room into a third bedroom, and add real closets and a second bath.

This floor plan is identical to a home that's in contract for $499k on StreetEasy at 35-20 82nd Street, #41. I like to reimagine the space as either a large 2-Br or a 3 BR:

https://renov8or.blogspot.com/2017/12/fixer-upper-friday-2br-convertible-to.html#

Offline Simka

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Re: Architect suggests improvements to this dark 2 bdr JH apt
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 08:48:55 PM »
Yes—very pricey!

I'm puzzled by his suggestion of dropping the ceiling in two rooms. Most people (I think) would rather not lose ceiling height in NYC apartments. He's also suggesting installing recessed lighting, so maybe the dropped ceiling is to accommodate that? (Personally, I detest recessed lighting, but it certainly is very trendy...for now.)

Offline dssjh

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Re: Architect suggests improvements to this dark 2 bdr JH apt
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 09:25:51 PM »
i agree with Simka...having lived with dropped ceilings in Astoria and Bed Stuy many years ago, i find them claustrophobia-inducing.

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Re: Architect suggests improvements to this dark 2 bdr JH apt
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 11:56:12 PM »
Yes high ceilings are a wonderful feature of pre-war apartments--it seems crazy to drop the ceilings in order to have recessed lighting. There are other ways to have good lighting. Not sure this designer is really attuned to the aesthetic of these buildings.

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Re: Architect suggests improvements to this dark 2 bdr JH apt
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 12:01:01 PM »
I feel cheated!  I was hoping for "after" photos. 

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Re: Architect suggests improvements to this dark 2 bdr JH apt
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 12:01:01 PM »