The architecture firm Lubrano Ciavarra Architects just secured permits for a new build at 45 India Street, currently an empty lot between West and Franklin streets in Greenpoint. The four-story, seven-unit condo building will break ground in late May. The architects were given the task to design a small scale building that would reflect the neighborhood’s 19th century architecture and distinguish itself from the new glassy architecture along the waterfront, as well as the recently constructed, low-rise, fast-track developments going up around North Brooklyn. Here’s what they have to say about the design:
In exploring masonry patterning, the “corduroy” brick façade recalls the system of bays that organize the traditional industrial facades of the neighborhood. The metalwork that articulates the entry both alludes to the ironwork found at the street level of 19th century buildings to the east, and the boat-building industry that was so predominant at the bottom of India Street to the west.
And here’s what they have to say about the building itself:
The new 7-unit building provides a well-lit secure Foyer, an elevator lobby with views out to the 550sf shared garden and terrace at the rear. The Lobby Level has two 900 square feet one-bedroom units, of which the rear unit will enjoy a generous 1,230sf private garden and terrace. The second and third floor will each have two two-bedroom, two-bathroom units on each floor, ranging between 1,140-1,250sf. The 1,520sf three-Bedroom Penthouse unit is flanked by continuous front and Rear terraces at 530sf and 133sf respectively – perfect for any family! 9’-0” ceilings and large windows flood the units with light, and clean modern finishes provide a backdrop for spacious urban living. Each unit has an independent HVAC system, individual Washer/Dryers within, and a separate storage room (ranging from 50-100SF) located in the Cellar.
The building was designed to LEED and NYSERDA standards. Shared amenities include a fitness room, rear garden, and ground floor bike room. We like the design, and can’t wait to see how the interior turns out. What are your thoughts? GMAP