Scarano Architect PLLC. MEMBER AIA

Scarano Architect



Project Manager/Designer: Eugene Drubestskoy

Completion Date: Under Construction

Location: East Williamsburg

“The Casa” is the product of a tireless search for the optimal plans and sections. The result is the work of unusual equilibrium, where both maximum efficiency of layouts and spatial richness were achieved.

With a construction cost of $6 million, or $200 per square foot, each of the 24 apartments in the 28,000 square foot building is provided with 16 foot high ceilings that create a feeling of vastness, with plenty of natural light and air. The location of the project at the juncture of Conselyea and Leonard streets defined the treatment of the corner, avoiding out-of-scale and out-of-context solutions. The design concept is an elaboration of modern elements such as curtain walls and dormers, "plugged" into traditional, vertically shaped brick walls and a well grounded gray-stone base.