We were biking down Bergen Street in Park Slope yesterday when we noticed this interesting building between Flatbush and 5th Avenue. Turns out that it’s unusual looking for a reason: Those are solar panels on the front of the facade.
The rendering posted on the fence at 443 Bergen Street (pictured after the jump) says that the five-story development has solar panels, triple glazed passive house windows and doors, brazilian walnut wood reclaimed from boardwalks, and “three lovely condominiums.” The condos will include a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath duplex, a two-bedroom floor-through, and a three-bedroom, three-bath triplex, according to the rendering.
The most recent architect of record is Amiel Savaldi. Permits note note the owner is Jeffrey McMahon, who “designs homes meant to enhance the health and well being of the homeowner and the earth,” according to his website.
Old property photos show the site used to house a garage. There are no new building or demo permits, only alteration ones, so perhaps the condos built on part of the original structure.
The construction sign says work will wrap this summer. What do you think of the design?