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Redwoods Design Studio Completes Optician Renovation In Sunnyside, Queens

Redwoods Design Studio announces completion of its design- build renovation for C Clearly, an optician store located at 4814 Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside, Queens. Previously home to a bank, the gut renovation posed an interesting challenge because of the 5’x5’x5’ depository safe weighed as much as 350 pounds that needed to be removed. C Clearly owner Christa Cavallaro held the grand opening of the store, which includes both retail and exam rooms, in July.

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Hundred Year Old House Reveals Secrets

One of our current projects is a house in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill. It’s a 1917 stone home on a 4-acre site, atop a hill that drops down into Fairmount Park – beautiful! The owner is semi-retired from the commercial insurance business; what he wants the home to be has evolved with changes in his life, so the design evolves as well. But the secrets the house revealed inspired the design’s evolution, too.

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As An Italian Architect, Design Is Like A Wonderful Romance

In my practice, I have always tried to give each individual client the right amount of attention, and the peace of mind that each seeks. One occurrence especially enlightened me to a new perspective, through a special client. When it comes to collaborating with a couple on designing, often there is one person who is speaking just a little more, who is maybe getting the most attention to wants and needs.

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