A former Pratt estate at 145 Dosoris Lane is currently a showcase for the work of some local talent. The “Home Is Where The Heart Is” designer showhouse is a benefit for the American Heart Association, and those interested in seeing the newly renovated and redecorated home of Lydia Pratt can visit the house from now through Dec. 1 and see firsthand just how skilled and creative our local designers are.
Designer: Margreet Cevasco
Margreet Cevasco Design, based in Sea Cliff, has participated in many local showhouses, most recently Ronald McDonald House Project 2013. This was a permanent installation that included the renovation and design of multiple bedrooms and common areas. Margreet Cevasco, in collaboration with Vasi Ypsilantis Associates fully renovated the kitchen and communal dining room of the house.
“We are dedicated to making our businesses work for the good of others,” says Cevasco. “Ronald McDonald families shelter in the facility while caring for sick children. This was an extraordinary way to give back through design. The
American Heart Association will benefit from the Glen Cove Showhouse. As charitable designers we get to display our talents for the benefit of these wonderful organizations.”
Cevasco took on the project of transforming the breakfast room in the showhouse, which she says “is a natural extension of the beautiful kitchen.”
“We were inspired to create an intimate, comfortable space that would be used for informal dining and gathering. The room has black lacquer cabinetry, bar sink, wine refrigerator and dishwasher for entertaining. The graphic wall covering and upholstered chairs create an intimate feel. We chose to use lamps on the dining table rather than a ceiling fixture to bring the lighting down and make the room feel more casual and less typical. The intricate ceiling design repeats in the kitchen and breakfast room and adds architectural interest.”
Collaborating with Vasi Ypsilantis, Cevasco says they fully gutted and renovated the kitchen and breakfast room of the house.
“The challenge was to make the rooms feel as if they could have been original to this magnificent home. We wanted to include classic elements that related to the original architecture, while making the space feel fresh and new. The cabinets and appliances are state of the art, yet the overall feel is in keeping with the traditional style of the home. We opened the space between the rooms, designed the ceiling detail, modified lighting, changed flooring and replaced all of the cabinetry and appliances, counter tops and back splash. With the help of our incredible team of trades, vendors and staff, we were able to accomplish this full renovation within four weeks.”
Margreet Cevasco Design is a full service interior design firm located in Sea Cliff. We specialize in high end residential and commercial projects throughout the tri-state area. Their work has been featured in many design publications.
“Our vast experience allows us to work effectively in all areas of design--always with beautiful and functional results,” says Cevasco.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
A visit to the Village Wine Merchant in Sea Cliff is more of a learning experience than merely a shopping outing. The staff aims to help customers find exactly what they are looking for, and is happy to educate and eager to develop a relationship with customers to better serve them. The wine store on Sea Cliff Avenue just celebrated its one year anniversary, considered a significant landmark in Sea Cliff.
“It’s a tradition in Sea Cliff to not hold a ribbon cutting until a business has hit the one year mark,” said Mayor Bruce Kennedy. “Otherwise, we’d be holding them all the time...too many don’t make it. If you can make it a year, you can make it 30 years.”
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00
Known for her love of exotic cars, sophisticated leather fashions and a penchant for giving back, part-time Long Islander Joanne Del Prete-Rosten can often be seen driving around town in her Lamborghini LP550, which is decked out in the colors of her clothing company, Canto NYC. On Sunday, Sept. 14, those interested in getting a closer look at the car that has become somewhat of a local celebrity can see it on display with hundreds of exotic cars at the sixth annual Gold Coast Concours/Bimmerstock event, presented by Martino
Auto Concepts and benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute. Rain or shine, the event will take place in downtown Glen Cove from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to spectators. For those wanting to register a car, the fee is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
At the end of July, children from across Long Island traveled to Pierce Country Day Camp in Roslyn to make a big splash for disaster relief. Two events hosted by the American Red Cross gave young swimmers the opportunity to put their skills to the test, all while raising money to support their local Red Cross.
In late July, hundreds of children came out to the venerable Pierce County Day Camp to swim laps in support of the Red Cross. The children raised a collective amount of over $11,000.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Glen Cove High School graduate and former All-County basketball star Garen Spendjian has proven that hard work and dedication to a sport you love can pay off.
The Armenian National Basketball Team player will soon begin his professional basketball career with the El Shams basketball team of Cairo, Egypt. The 6’5” Spendjian will play both the power forward and small forward positions for El Shams of the Egyptian Super League.