Historic Former Bathhouse in Greenpoint Gets New Renderings as Part of Condo Conversion

Rendering by Perkins Eastman

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When we last wrote about the neo-Classical former bathhouse at 139 Huron Street in Greenpoint, permits had recently been filed to turn it into a four-story, nine-unit residence.

While work is still under way, new renderings have been released with the announcement that sales would launch later this year. The building will now be called Bath Haus, according to its website. (Hat tip to Greenpointers for spotting the renderings first.)

While the overall plan for the exterior hasn’t changed, there are a few differences from the rendering that was posted last year, including a few new angles and some more detail. The words “Erected” and “AD 1903” will remain on the facade, but the word “Public Bath,” which in the former rendering was moved to a spot near the top, has been shifted back to its original place.

Rendering by Perkins Eastman

The distinctive columns will remain, based on the renderings, and the two entrances — originally, one for men and the other for women — will be altered.

New renderings show the back of the building, which will be constructed of all glass. The top two floors will each have a pair of terraces. Steps from the ground floor in the back lead to a backyard that appears to be shared.

The new windows and the setback of an additional story appear more graceful and substantial in the latest renderings.

Rendering by Perkins Eastman

As predicted, condos are in the works. According to the building’s website, the nine residential units will include four one-bedroom apartments, two studios, two townhouses and a single penthouse. The building site shows modern interiors finished with pale woods, white cabinets, stone counters and freestanding bathtubs.

Perkins Eastman, a huge global firm noted for institutional and commercial buildings such as schools and hotels, is the architect of record on the permit application.

Previous rendering posted on the construction fence last year. Photo by Craig Hubert

The former bathhouse, a Brownstoner Building of the Day in 2015, was purchased in 2016 by developers Samuel and Christian Pompa under the name of All Blue Huron LLC for $4.85 million. As Caro Enterprises, the two have developed and manage a number of buildings in Brooklyn, including factory-turned-rental building Wythe Confectionery at 390 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg.

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The building in a 1940 tax photo. Photo via NYC Municipal Archives

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