Crown Heights Building With Interesting Facade Design Doesn’t Match Rendering

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This four-story building rising at 1444 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, which will have a rather offbeat facade, is getting its exterior brick and windows. It’s already apparent that the design is turning out differently than the rendering shows. Instead of four rows of symmetrical, identical, big windows in the middle, the center pairs of windows are narrow slits arrayed asymetrically up and down the facade. It looks like the contrasting facade materials will be distributed in a different pattern, also, and there will likely be no room (or budget?) for the white rectangle that resembled a 19th century metal bay.

By the way, as we reported previously, when construction finishes, it will have eight units spread across 7,312 square feet of space, according to permits first filed in 2012. Joseph A. Mucciolo, P.C. is the architect.

It could still turn out well, but probably not as nice looking as the rendering. Click through to see that rendering, which we found on the fence in December 2013. It features a tripartite facade with wood panelling, brick and a section of white panelling in the middle. At the time, we said it looked like “a modern version of Queen Anne with its red and white coloring,” and Curbed called it a “Tetris-looking hodgepodge of brick, concrete, and wood.” 

What do you think of how the building looks so far?

Rendering out for Crown Heights Build on Bedford Avenue [Brownstoner] GMAP

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