A single-family home in Forest Hills just received a top-to-bottom makeover, courtesy of Essential Design + Build, and it's so lovely that it's getting an award today from the Queens Chamber of Commerce. Why the chamber is handing out real estate awards, we're not sure, but tonight the classic Tudor, updated with modern trappings, will bring home the title of best single-home renovation project of 2013chosen from over 100 entries. Like many in the quaint community of Forest Hills Gardens, the 3,373-square-foot home was originally built in the 1930s. The interior of the house was completely reorganized to center around an updated kitchen. At the same time, according to contractor Rich Hiler, "original arts-and-craft features and architectural detailing were carefully restored or recreated to keep the original character." The architect is Daniel Flebut. So there's a lot of lovely millwork and more. Have a look.
The rest of the house, before and after>