Scarano Architect PLLC. MEMBER AIA

Scarano Architect

160-166 Scholes Street

160-166 Scholes Street

Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano jr.

Completion Date: March 2008

Location: East Willamsburg, Brooklyn

A quiet revolution is occurring on a sleepy East Williamsburg block. Within this mixed-use district, dozens of new buildings are being constructed.

Small walk up, multi-family residential buildings have been the rule in the area. Every vacant lot is ripe for development. Maintaining the individuality of this four building group by putting separate entries, stairs and utilities, meant that a parking lot (considered less crucial to sales), could be eliminated. This freed up the cellar and ground floor area to become garden duplex apartments.

Masonry was chosen as an exterior veneer system, complimentary to the finish of many of the surrounding structures. Exposed masonry continues on the interior walls of the living rooms, which in most cases are over 15 feet high

A simple palate of masonry, glass and pre-caste stone creates a modern fa├žade reminiscent of brick used in the early days of Louis Kahn. A strong building presence closes the gap in the street wall. The loft-style interiors create a style of living, which has become the norm in this burgeoning community.