Project Name: Harmonie Club
Historic Preservation
Date: 2015
Size: 9,300 SF

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

Jerrick Associates, Inc.
86-88 Hausman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Preservation Consultant (paint)
Richbrook Conservation
160 Fairview Avenue,
Building 8, Suite 12-136
Hudson, Ny 12534

Lpc Consultant
Wist Preservation Associates Corp.
425 East 86th Street, Apt 7a,
New York, Ny, 10028


SKAPC was tapped by the Preservation Foundation of the Harmonie Club, the second oldest social club in NYC, for the façade restoration of its home, an eight-story Beaux-Arts building. Originally designed by Stanford White in the early 1900s, the landmark building is situated in the Upper East Side Historic District. SKAPC employed a “design build” delivery method, enabling the contractors to begin work on the first day of the project. The scope of the renovations included replacing damaged terra cotta units; cleaning and repairing the limestone base, copper standing seam panels and terra cotta surfaces; restoring decorative metal guardrails and window/door grilles; repairing all windows and replacing the wood brick molds in kind; and retro-designing handicap access, among many other restoration projects. The façade now presents the beauty and classic design as originally envisioned. By facilitating a comprehensive restoration rather than simply a “quick fix” to meet the requirements necessary for the City’s Department of Buildings’ Façade Inspection & Safety Program, the Harmonie board and Kratchman team have enhanced the building’s presence within the overall landscape of the block – and breathed new life into the spirt and legacy of this landmark district.

Photography provided by Steven Kratchman Architect, P.C.