Best Residential Renovation / Redevelopment Americas Property Award
Best in New York State Award by AIA NY
Awarded a TriState (NY, NJ, PA) AIA Honor Award Architectural - Residential
AIA NY awarded an Interiors Honor Award
Not bad for a retired warehouse in Tribeca!
This former warehouse in lower Manhattan has been transformed into a spectacular townhouse. The void that has been carved through the centre of the building spans three floors, and allows light to penetrate into the industrial design.
Feature brick walls, worn metal and high ceilings help the property maintain its rugged past while the addition of glazing and floating stairs modernise and create usable spaces.
Innovative thinking from Dean/Wolf has seen the design of a town house flipped on its head. The living and communal spaces are hosted on the top floors allowing them to benefit from the best light, leaving the accommodation on the lower floors to utilise the light from the central void. This also allows direct access to the private outdoor space, which is a luxury within New York, and would no doubt raise resale prices of the property even though floor space is lost.
From a developer’s point of view, this is a direct example of how quality design and space planning has benefited the overall project. It allows you to sell at an ‘award winning’ price, which will undoubtedly always beat the cost of an extra 100sqft.