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.
Saturday, 01 March 2014 00:00
The second meeting of the Powers Chemco property site at Glen Cove City Hall last Thursday night focused on health concerns in the surrounding area. Spokesmen from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Department of Health (DOH) and other environmental experts discussed the extent of the contaminated soil and water at the site. It was a continued discussion on the proposed clean-up of the State Superfund site, which was formerly occupied by the Columbia Ribbon and Carbon
Manufacturing Company, and now located within the 15-acre Konica Minolta property.
“After careful studies, we found that the contaminated soil and water table poses no threat to nearby residences,” said Nathan Epler, a hydrogeologist from the environmental consulting and management firm Roux Associates.
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove Council of PTAs will be holding its Annual Community Scholarship Fund Event at the Swan Club on Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. The Glen Cove Community Scholarship Fund was founded in 1958, and it annually administers funds in the form of scholarships to deserving Glen Cove High School seniors. All proceeds from this event will be donated to this fund. The event will feature a performance by the High School Jazz Band and a basket raffle. This year’s honorees are Nomi Rosen, Dr. Michael Israel, Rosemarie Sekelsky, Brittney Frank Rifkind, Suzanne Anderson and Mary Murphy.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
The North Shore High School swimming team completed its season with high honors this year. Both the men’s and women’s teams have qualified individual athletes for all-conference and all-county championship competitions.
Coach Samara Weitz has also been honored with the Nassau County Coach of the Year award—motivating many of her athletes to succeed throughout the season, including senior Kristen Stanis.
“She made sure I was working hard, but also having fun,” Stanis said. “She taught me how to balance work and play and how it’s important to maintain it.”
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
It was all fun and games at the fourth annual Winter Classic Hockey tournament at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage on Saturday, Feb. 8. Young adults and kids of all ages from the Long Island Blues Hockey team faced off against three other teams in the event that gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to play ice hockey in an accommodating setting.
Michael Russo, founder of the Long Island Blues team, said he started the program 10 years ago so his son, Nicholas, who has autism, could play hockey.