Scarano Architect PLLC. MEMBER AIA

Scarano Architect



Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano jr.

Completion Date: Nearing Completion

Location: East Williamsburg


56-60 Maspeth Avenue is a modern loft building designed to allow a greater feeling of vertical space. Most apartments have over 14 feet of clear ceiling height on the main levels. Large expanses of glass cause light to flood the interior spaces. The third building to be constructed along this block front, the emphasis was to set it apart from its equally contemporary neighbors.

Brick masonry and metal panels make up the exterior material palette. Glass railings make the exterior "Juliet balconies" fade away. The entries are marked by deep recesses, which help to signify arrival.

The interiors are finished with exotic hand wood floors and simple cut moldings. The bathrooms have stone tile and European fixtures and finishes. The kitchen floors are a continuation of the living spaces with frosted glass cabinetry doors and stainless steel appliances and trim.

A computerized video doorman secures the tenants and computer, phone and date wiring allow for modern apartment living in this small urban oasis.