Beata Czyszkiewicz

Beata Czyszkiewicz

Staten Island, NY


Smith-Kurtz Residence

This beautiful residence in Mount Airy, Philadelphia was lacking a family area accommodating the needs of its owners and residents.  A small kitchen with only a breakfast area was the main family gathering space, and the clients approached the remodeling as an opportunity to create an engaging, comfortable living area for the use of the entire family. 
The main scheme included knocking out the small kitchen and breakfast area between the garage and grand dining room.  Within the 1800 square foot addition is an open-plan kitchen with a two-story family room, open to a play room and corner exercise room on the second floor.  The two-story scheme transformed the elevations, with a 15 foot bow window at the front of the house, and an 18 foot window wall engaging the large family room with the surrounding landscape.  The entire design focused on an open floor plan for the family and allowing sunlight to penetrate this grand family space. 

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Status: Built
Location: Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA
My Role: Worked directly with the principal architect on the design, Successfully completed all design documentation, managed on-site meetings, and collaborated with the engineers, contractor, and clients during all phases of construction.
Additional Credits: Lawrence D McEwen; Principal Architect
Thomas Faranda; Structural Engineer
Gill Schonour; Progressive Engineering & Design, Inc; Mechanical Engineer
John McCroubrey; McCoubrey/Overholser; Contractor