BED-STUY CONVERSION TO MFR

BED-STUY CONVERSION TO MFR

Address: 180 Bainbridge
Brooklyn, New York 11233
Project Cost: $3 Million
Date: 2005
Size: 57,720 SF

Architect
Steven Kratchman Architect P.C.
Steven Kratchman
23 Warren Street, Store 9
New York, New York 10007

Contractor
Clients own forces

Structural
Engineering Group Associates, P.C.
Gennady Saratovsky
19 West 21street
New York, New York 10010

Meps
Bendix Engineering, P.C.
Matthew Bendix
8 Haven Avenue,Suite 202
Port Washington, New York 11050

Description:

This unique project involved the transformation of an abandoned landmark asset – Holy Rosary Catholic School and Rectory – into a four-story, 35-unit luxury condominium property. The redevelopment of this 57,720-square-foot Renaissance Revival building, originally built in 1922, was a perfect fit for the N.Y.’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, a gentrifying and densely-populated area. Many of the details from the building’s storied past were preserved and brought back to life. Units feature state-of-the-art kitchens and modern,generously-sized bathrooms. The structure’s oversized windows were a key element in the overall design of the apartments contributing to the luxurious feeling throughout. The scope of work also involved a full complement of building amenities, which include a rooftop deck with city views, laundry facility with adjacent theater room, a library, a fitness center and yoga studio, a sauna, bike storage and a gaming lounge as well as on-site parking. Upon completion, the units set a record for neighborhood rental rates and were fully leased within three months.