This project is located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan and contains an existing 1892 building designed by Calvert Vaux. The Vaux building suffered from insensitive alterations in the 1980s, but was still considered a significant asset by the design and development team. Rather than raze the structure to make way for a tower, it was decided to restore the Vaux building to its pre-80s stature and to configure the addition following contextual zoning regulations, keeping the new complex in scale with the neighborhood. The work on the existing building restores entrance details and a distinctive stepped gable and chimney facing Sullivan Street, as well as maintains corner exposure of the building. The asphalt shingle roof is replaced with a new slate roof and a new terrace is added at the rear of the building.
The lower levels of the building include four townhouse-style homes with private entrances, garages, and back yards, while the upper levels have doorman-building apartments, many with terraces, balconies, or private roof space. This results in the project being a hybrid of two residential typologies – the townhouse and the doorman building, with the townhomes enjoying the benefits of both.
The setback area features a lushly planted garden-like court with a fountain and reflecting pool. This court serves as the main entrance to the building lobby and is visible from each elevator landing on the upper floors, becoming a repeatedly viewed focal point of the project.
All units of the project were sold prior to completion of construction.