Renderings Revealed for Arch-Filled ODA-Designed Bedford Hotel in Crown Heights

Rendering by ODA Architecture

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Out-of-town visitors to the Brooklyn Museum will soon have a place to crash.

ODA Architects revealed renderings for the Bedford Hotel, a five-story, 38,000-square-foot development at 1550 Bedford Avenue at the corner of Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights. The complex will replace a Gulf gas station, located less than three blocks from the storied art institution.

Design of the hotel with word bubble. Courtesy of ODA Architects.

Design of the hotel with word bubble. Rendering by ODA Architecture

The developer on the project is All Year Management, which purchased the site for $7.2 million in 2014, according to property records. They are currently working on a number of projects with ODA, including 123 Melrose Street (aka 28 Stanwix Street) in Bushwick, part of the former Rheingold Brewery complex.

A central courtyard will be accessible through an exterior featuring multiple ground-floor arches, with a slanted roof and terraces above that overlook the public area.

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Rendering by ODA Architecture

Interior renderings show modern looking rooms with arched niches and doorways reminiscent of mid-19th century Italianate architectural details common in Brooklyn.

The arches, patio and landscaping reference “division and transition,” according to ODA’s writeup, which also says the neighborhood “continues to be a region in transition.”

Rendering courtesy of ODA Architects

Rendering by ODA Architecture

Could this theme explain why a scene from Woody Allen’s 1979 film “Manhattan,” featuring the director in the midst of attempting to seduce a teenaged Mariel Hemingway, is playing on the room’s television?

According to DOB permits, the hotel will have 100 rooms, a banquet hall in the cellar, retail spaces on the ground floor, and a public terrace with a bar on the fifth floor with access to the roof.

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Rendering via ODA Architecture

Diagonally across Eastern Parkway at 1535 Bedford Avenue another development on the site of a former gas station is rising. Developer Adam America bought the former BP station for $32.5 million in January 2015. The Issac and Stern design grew earlier this year from an initial 133 apartments to its current plan for 175.

The Bedford-Union Armory, the site of a controversial development, is also nearby.

brooklyn development oda architecture 1550 bedford avenue crown heights

Rendering via ODA Architecture

brooklyn development bedford hotel 1550 bedford avenue

Rendering via ODA Architecture

brooklyn development oda architecture 1550 bedford avenue crown heights

Rendering via ODA Architecture

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