In just under a year, more than 20,000 square feet over two existing buildings were renovated on Long Island for a new Arhaus Furniture location.
The main building from the 1930s was originally a 11,300 sq. ft. old aircraft hangar, later turned into a Lincoln Mercury automobile dealership. The store was transformed by adding a second floor mezzanine level, new slate roof, an exclusive monumental staircase, reclaimed barn flooring, a new elevator, custom lighting with daylight harvesting, and new enlarged window openings to breathe new life into this unique building. Additionally, the building was updated to meet all current energy codes, including removal of the old oil tank heating system to new efficient natural gas boilers.
The second building was converted from a car and gas service station into Arhaus’ orangery, featuring its outdoor furniture collection. The outdoor patio features custom wrought iron fencing, enclosing an area with landscaping, brick patio pavers with an Italian fountain and accent lighting, modeled after an english garden. The brick wall exterior was maintained and a new roof structure with custom steel trusses and slate roof with a large custom skylight was added. The interior is open and expansive with Italian tumbled stone flooring throughout. The old garage doors were replaced with large windows and glass doors to allow for a bright and open feel.
A new covered porte cochère was added to connect the two buildings and allow for covered drop-off and pedestrian communication between buildings. The structure also creates a cohesive connection between to complete a very unique and beautiful sales campus with two buildings.
Photo Credit: ©2016 Julie Legg Photography