Residential Conversions & New Buildings

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69 Greene St

69 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Built in 1876, the cast iron façade is being conserved.

73 Greene Street

73 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Built in 1876, the cast iron façade is being conserved

70 Greene Street

70 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Built in 1860, the masonry and cast iron façade is being conserved and four residential units are being created including a penthouse with a mezzanine.

Approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission.

Greene Street facade

92-94 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

A new contextual residential loft building in SoHo.
92-94 Greene Street was to be a new building that integrated into the historic fabric of SoHo. The building was to run through the block with facades on Greene Street and Mercer Street. The façades were designed in pressed enameled steel reflecting the technology of the 20th century in a 19th century context.

The units were designed to have high-ceilinged living rooms facing the street and split level bedrooms with mezzanines in the court between Greene Street and Mercer Street.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

  • mercer facade
96 & 98 Greene Street

96 & 98 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of two five-story, store and loft buildings totaling 24,000sf in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

96 Greene Street was designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1880 with a cast iron facade.

98 Greene Street was designed by Charles Mettam, Architect, in a Classical Style with neo-Grec details and constructed in 1879 with a cast iron facade. It is identical to 102 Greene Street (see below).

The buildings were combined, a new elevator and egress core installed, the exteriors conserved and the interiors converted to 10 residential lofts, including the addition of set-back one-story penthouses.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

102 Greene Street

102 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Reconstruction of an 1880 cast iron as originally designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Conservation of the cast iron exterior of the building. The fourth and fifth floors are being added back based upon historic photographs and a twin building at 96-98 Greene Street. Five residential lofts are being created including a two-story penthouse addition on the roof.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

101-5 Greene Street Facade
101-5 Greene Street

101-5 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

At 101 Greene Street, reconstruction on the original foundations of a five-story building with residential lofts on the upper floors and stores on the first floor, At 103-5 Greene Street the conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five-story, store and loft building. Totaling 30,000sf, both buildings are in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District

The two identical five-story buildings at 101-5 Greene Street were designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect and constructed in 1879 with a cast iron store facade. 101 Greene Street was substantially demolished in 1957.

The buildings were combined, an elevator egress core installed, the exteriors conserved/reconstructed and the interiors converted to 10 residential lofts, including the addition of set-back two-story penthouses.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

107-111 Greene Street Facade
107-111 Greene Street
facade Detail

107-111 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Creation of three new seven-story contextual residential loft and store buildings totaling 45,000sf on the original foundations of three buildings substantially demolished in 1923. The three buildings are in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

The design evokes the scale, materials, spacing and rhythm of the Historic District. The façade has exposed riveted steel members which recall the off-site fabricated capitals and bases of its cast iron neighbors. The buildings speak to the progression of off-site pre-fabrication from cast iron facades in the 19th century to riveted steel construction of the 20th century.

The buildings were combined, two elevator egress cores installed, and the interiors designed as 15 residential lofts, including the addition of set-back two-story penthouses.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

Greene Street Facade
Mercer Street Facade

110 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential/office/store use of a 12 story, 175,000sf, building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District including a new penthouse. Designed by William J. Dilthey, Architect, and constructed in 1908 for Charles Broadway
Rouse, a prominent nineteenth century merchant, and owner of another large loft building at 555 Broadway.

110 Greene Street goes through the block with frontage on Mercer Street.
Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals and City

Planning Commission approval.

114 Greene Street

114 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a 6 story 30,000sf building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1881 with a cast iron facade.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

116-18 Greene Street Facade
Prince Street Facade

116-18 Greene Street/102 Prince Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six story, 40,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1881 with a cast iron facade.

The building also has frontage on Prince Street.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

  • 1970s View - Photo by Gil Amiaga
121 Greene Street

121 Greene Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six story, 35,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect, in a Classical Style with neo-Grec motifs and constructed in 1883 with a cast iron facade.

Conservation of the exterior and the addition of a set back penthouse addition.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

  • Early 1980s - Corner of Price and Green Streets, SoHo
  • Early 1980s - 121 Greene Street, SoHo
  • Early 1980s - 121 Greene Street, SoHo, Main Street Entrance
  • Early 1980s - 121 Greene Street, SoHo, Freight Entrance
  • Early 1980s - 121 Greene Street, SoHo, Interior
The A.J. Ditenhoefer Building

The A.J. Ditenhoefer Building

427 Broadway, SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six-story, 25,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by Thomas Jackson in a Venetian Renaissance style with French Renaissance detailing and constructed in 1870 with a cast iron facade. With magnificent facades on both Broadway and Howard Street, the A. J. Dittenhoefer Building is one of the most distinguished cast iron buildings in the world.

early view

The Suspenders Building

428 Broadway, Soho, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six-story, 42,000sf, loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by Samuel A. Warner, Architect in a Queen Ann Style and constructed in 1888 with a brick, terra-cotta and sandstone facade.

The D. Devlin Building

The D. Devlin Building

459 Broadway, SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five-story, 27,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. with facades on both Broadway and Grand Street. Constructed in 1861 with a stone facade.
Conservation of the exterior, including the replacement of the existing compromising aluminum storefront which was concealing the original arched arcade. Restoration of the cast iron and wood infill and reinstatement of the original vault lights.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

  • facade drawing
472 Broadway

472 Broadway

SoHo, Manhattan

Design of a new six story 10,000sf store and residential loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron District recreating the original cast iron building as designed by William H. Cauvet in 1878.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

The Loft

The Loft

30 Crosby Street, SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a five-story, 60,000sf, factory building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by William Cauvet, Architect, in a Utilitarian Style and constructed in 1878 with a brick and stone facade. Used as a corset factory, the building was joined to 472 Broadway (see above) with the Broadway building being used as a store to sell the goods. Conservation of the exterior of the and renovation of the interior including two-story penthouse addition.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.

473 Broadway

473 Broadway

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of an eight story, 40,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo District. Designed by Ralph Townsend, Architect and constructed in 1894 with a limestone facade as a textile and rug showroom building with M. Hohner, the noted harmonica manufacturer, on the sixth floor.

The exterior was conserved and the interior converted to 30 residential lofts, including the addition of set-back penthouses.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.

Ball, Black & Co. Building

Ball, Black & Co. Building

565 Broadway, SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of the Ball, Black & Company Building, a nine story, 45,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. It was designed by John Kellum, Architect, in a classical Palazzo Style and constructed in 1859 with an Eastchester marble and iron facade.

The building was leased to Ball, Black & Company, a prominent 19th century jeweler; they used the first three stories for sale and showrooms and the remainder for manufacturing.

The building was raised to nine stories in 1893 with a cream colored brick facade with window trim in imitation of the original building. (Image shows the original five story building).

Landmarks Preservation Commission and Board of Standards & Appeals approval.

  • Early 20th Century View
  • 1970s view
5-7 Mercer Street

5-7 Mercer Street

SoHo, New York

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Designed by J.B. Snook, Architect in a Classical Style and constructed in 1861 with a cast iron and stone facade.

The cast iron exterior of the building is being conserved including reestablishing the missing elements based upon historic photographs.

448 Broome Street

448 Broome Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of a five story, 7,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Designed by the noted 19th century architect, Calvert Vaux in a Classical Style with forms derived from French Renaissance sources and constructed in 1871 with a cast iron facade.

City Planning Commission and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

450 Broome Street

450 Broome Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a nine story, 25,000sf, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. It was designed by John T. Williams, Architect in a Classical Style and constructed in 1894 with an Indiana limestone, iron, brick and terra-cotta facade.

Board of Standards & Appeals, City Planning Commission and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

  • 1970s View
461-463 Broome Street

461-463 Broome Street

SoHo Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of two five story, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District totaling 50,000sf. 461 Broome Street was designed by Griffith Thomas, Architect in a Classical Style and constructed in 1871 with a cast iron facade. 463 Broome Street was designed by Henry Fernbach, Architect in a Classical Style and constructed in 1867 with a cast iron facade.

City Planning Commission and Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

109 Spring Street/107 Mercer Street

109 Spring Street/107 Mercer Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five story, 30,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Designed by J.B. Snook, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1878 with brick facades and cast iron storefronts

Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals and City Planning Commission approvals.

149 Spring Street

149 Spring Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of an eight story, 19,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Designed by G.F. Pelham, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1897 with a brick and terra-cotta facade and a cast iron storefront.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.

152 Spring Street

152 Spring Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a Federal Style store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Constructed in 1810 as a residence with a brick facade and an iron and wood storefront.

154 Spring Street

154 Spring Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of an five story, store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Designed by Louis Sheinart, Architect and constructed in 1911 with a brick and terra-cotta facade.

83 Mercer Street

83 Mercer Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conservation of the exterior, the addition of a set-back rooftop penthouse and conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a five story, 12,500sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Designed by J.B. Snook, Architect, in a Classical Style and constructed in 1872 with a cast iron facade and storefront.

Landmarks Preservation Commission and City Planning Commission approval.

Herter Brothers Building

Herter Brothers Building

131 Mercer Street, SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts on the upper floors of a six story, 29,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Constructed in 1869 with a brick and stone facade and a cast iron storefront for Gustave Herter, later Herter Brothers, the prominent 19th century furniture maker and decorating firm.

Landmarks Preservation Commission, Board of Standards & Appeals and City Planning Commission approval.

  • 1970s View
155 Wooster Street

155 Wooster Street

SoHo, Manhattan

Conversion to residential lofts of an eight-story 41,000sf store and loft building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

Designed by George F. Pelham, Architect, and constructed in 1897 with a brick, stone, cast iron and terra-cotta facade.

Conservation of the exterior and a penthouse addition on the roof.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.

430-4 W. Broadway

430-4 W Broadway

SoHo, Manhattan

Design of a new store and office building in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

74 Grand Street, South Elevation

74 Grand Street

SoHo, Manhattan

The first instance of the disassembling and reconstruction of a cast iron facade.

Reconstruction and conversion to residential use of a five story 19th century cast-iron loft building in the SoHo – Cast Iron Historic District.

Landmarks Preservation Commission approval for the conservation and restoration of the exterior including the addition of a penthouse
74 Grand Street and its adjacent twin at 72 Grand Street (demolished 1930s & 2001) were constructed in 1885 by George DaCunha, Architect.

In 2004 excavations at the adjacent site undermined 74 Grand Street. In 2009, the Department of Buildings issued a Demolition Order with the Landmarks Commission requiring the unbolting of the approximately 250 historic cast iron façade elements and storing them.

On September 26, 2018, the Landmarks Preservation Commission granted unanimous approval to the Office of Joseph Pell Lombardi, Architect for the reconstruction of the building with the reinstatement of the original cast iron façade along with the addition of a two level penthouse.

  • 1885 Facade Drawing
  • 72 and 74 Grand St (partial view) 1940 view
  • 1940 View
  • 2018 - 3d model