149-151 Essex Street/152 Ludlow Street
7 stories 75 feet
Meltzer Mandl Architects
Dev-149-151 Essex Street Assoc., LLC/Harris Barer and Barbara Rohregger
Completed July 2001-2002/2003
Meltzer Mandl Architects
149 - 151 Essex Street
New York, NY
Completion Date: 2002
This apartment building consists of two contiguous loft buildings running between Essex Street and Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side Historic District that are being conjoined and added to for a total of 22 new market-rate apartments. 14 one-bedroom, 6 two-bedroom and 4 four-bedroom duplexes will each feature balconies that overlook the landscaped courtyard separating Essex and Ludlow Streets. Deterioration of the exterior façade has resulted in a metal plate façade system to replicate the original terra cotta.
Conceived from the beginning as an urban oasis, Gotham Court delivers: large private terraces combined with expansive floorplans, high ceilings, large kitchens and chic Michael Love designed bathrooms evoke images of urban living as it was intended.
To schedule a viewing contact George Arana, Vice President at Halstead.com. 212-381-6568
Designed by Internationally renowned an award winning architect, Marvin Meltzer, A.I.A.
Bathroom features – lighting design by Michael Love, F.A.S.I.D.
Closed circuit T.V., Intercom Security System.
Private, landscaped common roof deck.
Private, landscaped courtyard.
Fully integrated Cat. 5-e multi-phone "smart wire" wiring throughout
Time Warner "Road Runner" & Verizon "Hi-Speed" DSL service.
Large Private Terraces with every apartment.
Designer Lighting fixtures.
Open Lofty Layouts.
Wite oak flooring throughout.
Fully tiled bathrooms with Kohler fixtures and large multi-pane mirrored medicine cabinets.
Large G.E. equipped kitchens with white "Quadric" raised panel cabinetry – under cabinet lighting.
$9m 'urban oasis' brightens up Lower East Side historic district
Real Estate Weekly, Feb 18, 2004
Meltzer/Mandl Architects has announced the completion of its third Lower East Side Historic District project.
Gotham Court, a $9 million urban infill project located between Essex and Ludlow Streets, is a 22-unit rental residential development consisting of duplex penthouse homes and one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments arranged around a European-style courtyard.
"Gotham Court was designed to be an urban oasis, consistent with the historical character and charm of the neighborhood," said Marvin H. Meltzer, AIA, vice president of Meltzer/Mandl. "It has been well received and we understand that it is fully occupied with monthly rents as high as $5,500."
In order to create the homes on behalf of first-time developers Harris Barer and Barbara Rohregger, the architects had the task of designing a seven-story building to replace the one-story Ludlow Street structure that was demolished.
They also had to re-invent the two contiguous loft buildings on Essex Street, adding two floors before connecting all three structures.
"The additional floors were set back to maintain a scale consistent with the architecture of the neighborhood," said Meltzer.
"The original facades of white terra cotta had deteriorated enough to make a new facade necessary," noted the architect. "We designed a pattern of metal panels and EIFS panels, that are similar to stucco, which together give the buildings a sleek, updated look while allowing the architect to echo some of the forms of the original facades."
Homes feature oak flooring, 9' ceilings and spacious closets. Kitchens are equipped with white "quadric" raised-panel cabinetry and under-cabinet lighting. Baths are fully tiled with Kohler fixtures, large multi-mirrored medicine cabinets and lighting designed by Michael Love, FASID.
All residences boast a private balcony opening onto the courtyard, as well as access to a landscaped common roof deck.
"Gotham Court is the kind of project the Lower East Side needs if the historic district designation is to succeed in protecting the neighborhood's culture and character," said Meltzer.
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