Scarano Architect PLLC. MEMBER AIA

Scarano Architect

Clinton Avenue

Clinton Avenue

Project Manager/Designer: Ilana Kushnir

Completion Date: March 2006

Location: Clinton Hill

Utilizing existing buildings can be a daunting undertaking when the aesthetic character contradicts a modern vernacular. This existing structure presented such a challenge.

Built to house a population of 50 children, this modest 1930's two story brick building, represented an institutional style inherent in buildings of that period. By maintaining the original facade and enveloping it in the new addition, its historic nature could be preserved and a design was created that acts as a backdrop to this small jewel.

A simple palette of modern finishes, including brick and metal panels, provide a clean, minimalist backdrop to the remaining structure. Large expanses of glass and high ceilings give the new apartments a light and airy feeling. Other amenities include a full service parking garage, exercise and meeting rooms, outdoor recreation decks, Italian kitchen and bath cabinetry, European fixtures and marble and granite finishes.

A large medical office at the first floor makes this a mixed use development.

These new residential opportunities into the Clinton Hill Historic District will assist with the stability of the area.