Things are almost done over at the Astoria renovation. Good thing, because they’re moving in. There’s just one little crucial item that did not happen yet…find out what over at Brownstoner Queens.
Over at the Astoria Reno, sheetrock is done on the main floor and moldings are going in. The old-school style bathroom tile is in and looks stunning. But they have only two weeks left before their move-in date. Will they make it? Read all about it over on Brownstoner Queens.
After so many delays, the Astoria Reno has to move in about a month. The pressure is on — and they are off to the races. All of a sudden, it’s starting to look like a house. Read all about it on Brownstoner Queens.
You won’t believe what they’ve been dealing with over at the Astoria renovation. Click here to read about unexpected setbacks caused by the DOB’s new sprinkler regulations. And they’re moving in a few weeks — but the floors and walls are still open, waiting for inspection. If you’re planning a major renovation, you’ve got to read this first.
The Astoria Reno faces down more significant challenges — but the windows are in! And very cute windows they are! Check them out — perfect for a little 1930s Tudor. They add so much character to the building. Meanwhile, the house doesn’t yet have any mechanicals, and the owners hope to move in in only three months. Think they’ll make it? Read all about it here.
After months of no progress because of permit problems, walls are rising very quickly and the rooms are beginning to take shape. Click here to read more.
The Astoria Renovation Blog tangled with the DOB and lived to tell the tale. Now that the Stop Work Order has finally been rescinded, work can proceed. But first, a few thoughts about cost overruns and under-stoop renovation.
Construction is dragging along slowly thanks to the DOB inspection schedule, so today the Astoria Renovation Blog shares with us their amazing rethinking of the rear facade. The totally generic back of the house looked like any typical New York row house, even though the front had cute Tudor details. Inspired by the early 20th century Tudors in Forest Hills, Queens, they and their architect designed an amazing rear facade with sunrooms, porches, tiny-paned windows, and a strong connection to the garden (right). It gives the front a run for its money. Click here to see the before shot and all the details.
The author of the Astoria Renovation Blog explains how a neighbor caused a stop work order and a two-month delay. Click through to read here.
After waiting so long for permits, the sledgehammer phase flies by in just a few days. Read all about the joyful mess at the Astoria Renovation Blog.