Henry Street Townhouses Hit Market


They’re still not built, but the brick row houses at 357 to 361 Henry Street that were nothing but a rendering in June, above, are now for sale. The exteriors are traditional in style and were approved by Landmarks. Some commenters on an earlier thread decried the placement of the parlor-floor windows, but we think this group is a huge improvement over Fedders-style infill. Each four-bedroom, four-bath house is priced at $4,300,000, and will come with Pogennpohl cabinetry and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, according to the listing at Warren Lewis/Sotheby’s. Buyers will have the opportunity to customize their purchase. East West Bank has had a $3,252,925 lien on the property since February, according to PropertyShark.
357-361 Henry Street Listing [Warren Lewis/Sotheby's]
Finally, a Rendering for 357-361 Henry Street [Brownstoner]

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  • They’re mostly built. Exteriors are all bricked. Only the windows, doors and stoops are missing. And they look really nice. But, they’re narrow houses, and the patios/gardens are postage stamp size, so I think $4.3 million is overpriced, but I’m sure people will pay it. If you build it, they will come.

  • slopemope

    with the back of the houses being floor to ceiling windows, i love love love.

    still around half price vs prime west village “nouveau bland modern”:

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/10/16/87_million_west_village_townhouse_a_study_in_beige.php

  • For $4.3 million, the facade design is pretty pedestrian. Still agree with the prior thread commenters on the parlor windows. Frankly, I wish they had attempted to get landmarks to approve a front facade that’s coherent with the contemporary glass in the rear, which looks much better (at least as far as I can tell from the postage-stamp size rendering on the broker’s site). I don’t understand why no one realizes LPC is not adverse to well-designed contemporary architecture in landmark districts (particularly for infill) as long as it’s not jarringly out of place. Oh well.

    I find the rooftop cabana concept irksome on principle as an end run around height limits, with the end result being an ungainly appendage on the roof. I hope it’s truly “not” visible from the street as opposed to “minimally” visible. The small side yard between 110 Amity and the left house provides an additional viewing plane to see that crap up there.

    Also agree the price is high for the size. Even if cobble hill is on fire.

  • For $4.3 million, the facade design is pretty pedestrian. Still agree with the prior thread commenters on the parlor windows. Frankly, I wish they had attempted to get landmarks to approve a front facade that’s coherent with the contemporary glass in the rear, which looks much better (at least as far as I can tell from the postage-stamp size rendering on the broker’s site). I don’t understand why no one realizes LPC is not adverse to well-designed contemporary architecture in landmark districts (particularly for infill) as long as it’s not jarringly out of place. Oh well.

    I find the rooftop cabana concept irksome on principle as an end run around height limits, with the end result being an ungainly appendage on the roof. I hope it’s truly “not” visible from the street as opposed to “minimally” visible. The small side yard between 110 Amity and the left house provides an additional viewing plane to see that crap up there.

    Also agree the price is high for the size. Even if cobble hill is on fire.

  • 4m I can get a better house on LI with a parking space, instead of living on top of my neighbor.

    • no-permits

      s’geezer, not everyone wants to live on the island.

    • no-permits

      s’geezer, not everyone wants to live on the island.

    • “4m I can get a better house on LI with a parking space, instead of living on top of my neighbor.”

      LOL, yes, and while we’re on the subject, you could get an even better house in North Carolina for 4M; one with a pool and a stable. …and real estate in Portugal is a real bargain right now!

      as for the houses, the most appealing thing about them IMO is the 5th floor room that leads to the front/back roof desks. I can’t see to be able to find the rendering of it anywhere, but there used to be one floating around the net…. it looks nice. Weren’t they originally priced at 3.9?

    • And taxes upwards of $50K a year, dimbulb.

  • hickoryslam

    The Sothebys listing is really bad. No floor plan, the images are TINY. Anyone have floor plans?

  • Northheights, how is the rooftop addition an end run around height limits? Does it not count if it doesn’t cover a certain percentage of the roof?

    • @presidentst
      I believe is zoned “R6B”. The facade must be between 30 and 40 feet, but the building can be 50′ provided the part above 40′ has a set back of 15′ (I forget which) from the front of the building.

      Anyone with a building zoned R6B (which is a great many brownstones) can do this, but few do it as a renovation because the expense of putting in a new top floor, rebuilding the roof, etc, makes it a poor value proposition.

      See the code here:
      http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/zone/zh_r6b.shtml

  • “The Sothebys listing is really bad. No floor plan, the images are TINY”

    What do you expect for only $4.3 million??? Sheesh. ;-)

  • Here is a floor plan I found:

    http://img.streeteasy.com/nyc/attachment/show/986279-110-amity-street-brooklyn.jpg

    these are nice but narrow. I like the all glass rear wall although it will take a lot of custom blinds to control the light but if you have 4.3m you can afford good shades.

    I like the Rogers Marvel ones on Sackett/Union more.

  • $4mil for a place across the street from LI College Hospital, to listen to emergency room sirens any hour of the day? No Thank You!

  • $4mil for a place across the street from LI College Hospital, to listen to emergency room sirens any hour of the day? No Thank You!

  • cara greenberg

    I add my voice to those who “decried” — not so much the placement, but the size — of the parlor floor windows. Really, why? They got it right on the upper floors. I’m not sure about the all-glass rear facade either, and wonder how that looks from the inside. Could be fabulous or sterile. Agree with the price seeming bizarrely high, too, compared to houses on Verandah Place around the corner, where sales have not yet topped $3million — and those are not narrow, though maybe not as high or deep.

  • james_s

    These will sell rapidly. They’re brand spankin’ new, big, in a great neighborhood, great location, fine school district, what’s not to like? I anticipate that once the first one sells, the others will quickly follow.

    Sotheby’s should be ashamed of their lackluster listing.

  • james_s

    These will sell rapidly. They’re brand spankin’ new, big, in a great neighborhood, great location, fine school district, what’s not to like? I anticipate that once the first one sells, the others will quickly follow.

    Sotheby’s should be ashamed of their lackluster listing.