This diminutive building still exists but the 1968 design is obscured by a contemporary design. Originally passerby saw a law firm housed behind a facade of glass in bronzed aluminum framing and surrounded by a peripheral frame of marble facing; today one sees a plain box of concrete painted blue and housing a karaoke bar.
Sited at the top of a steeply sloped street, the house is essentially built into the side of a hill. There is a two car garage under the house and living spaces above with the private space at the back of the property. The entrance is tucked away into the corner L of the building. The entire exterior is covered in natural redwood with some stone veneer at the base.
The Monterisi residence has more of a West Coast vibe than many of the other homes in the immediate area. The building consists of a two story wing with a garage below and a recessed entrance on the left side of the house. The predominant elements are wood and stone and the house is surrounded by mature plantings which were the work of Alfred Gusman of Little Neck.