Inspired by the quintessential characteristics of New York City neighborhoods, architects and designers are beginning to preserve the historic charm of the City in new high-rises. Here are some neighborhoods with new developments that emulate New York City’s historic typology:
The 365 Bond merges Carroll Gardens’ historic residential charm with Gowanus’ industrial past. The property emulates residential Brooklyn’s essential neighborhood characteristics.
Designed by Hill West Architects and Whitehall Interiors, 1399 Park features pre-war architecture alongside contemporary design. With numerous overhangs and cantilevers, the property brings new life into the area while paying homage to its past.
Original 19th century elements like the red brick façade, sloped roof, arched doorways and dormer windows are at the heart of NoLita’s Residences at Prince.
Using a one-of-a-kind zinc façade and white and pale gray terra-cotta rain screen, City Point’s Downtown Brooklyn residential tower, 7 DeKalb Avenue, ties Downtown Brooklyn’s past with its thriving future.
GKV Architect has introduced a new look for Clinton Hill with its latest project, Waverly Brooklyn. This boutique luxury building features an exposed brick concrete façade and provides a contemporary alternative to neighboring townhomes.
The Smyth, a 41-unit luxury condo project, was designed to honor the area’s industrial ties with dark-iron casement windows, decorative metal details and reclaimed wood floors.
Long Island City
The Jackson taps into the neighborhood’s artistic culture and industrial roots. The 56-unit luxury condo’s lobby features a one-of-a-kind glass mosaic art wall designed by Tom Fruin.
With a façade that features a limestone and custom oyster gray brick base, Citizen360 pays homage to the area’s pre-war buildings.
Upper West Side
Anbau’s luxury condominium 207W79 connects a pre-war aesthetic with modern amenities. The 19-unit condo evokes the characteristics of the timeless Manhattan neighborhood.
525 West 52nd Street, the two-tower luxury rental development located in Hell’s Kitchen, was designed by Handel Architects. Featuring a classic brick façade and industrially-inspired interiors, the development pays respect to the factories that once defined the eclectic area.
71 Reade Street is a modern take on a classic Tribeca building. While the 18-unit condominium was inspired by its surrounding neighborhood, it also features a contemporary style. The residential entrance sits in a black metal base made of refurbished cast iron columns and the garage door mimics a historic wooden carriage door.