From SI Live:
A home that is a reproduction of a residence in Historic Richmond Town is being constructed on Hillside Terrace in Great Kills by architect David Carnivale.
“It is a true Dutch Colonial, a smaller version of Historic Richmond Town’s Lake-Tysen House . . . and a little unusual to see an old-time Staten Island style house going up these days,” said Carnivale. “The front and sides are authentically Dutch, and from what I understand, many passersby have stopped to ask questions about the house to the owner and builder.”
The original home on the site was built in 1926 and served as the Great Kills Library; later, it was the headquarters for the Great Kills Women’s Club. When Carnivale’s client bought the property, it was just one large room in a state of horrible disrepair, he said.
According to the blueprints, the house will feature 11 rooms, 9-foot ceilings, five bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a large formal dining room, sunroom, and an above-ground basement due to the sloped backyard. It will also feature a 31-foot by 9-foot screened-in porch overlooking the one-acre back yard at the basement level.When finished, the new house will feature 11 rooms, 9-foot ceilings; five bedrooms; 2-and-a-half baths; a large formal dining room; sunroom, and an above-ground basement due to the sloped backyard. It will also feature a 31-foot by 9-foot screened-in porch overlooking the one acre back yard at the basement level, where there is a furnace room, a guest room, a bath and a large sunny library. The house will be clad with wood clapboards and have real working wood shutters.
You mean an architect can make a living in this town doing this kind of design?
Does he come to Queens?