Scarano Architect PLLC. MEMBER AIA

Scarano Architect

The Williamsburg East

The Williamsburg East

Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano jr.

Completion Date: June 2006

Location: East Williamsburg

An abandoned one story warehouse building is converted and enlarged to create a special residential development with single unit apartments on each of the new upper floors. By following the New York City Zoning Resolution for height factor calculations and alternate sky exposure planes, a tower rises from the existing base of the building without setbacks or offsets. These two bedroom - two bath floor plans contain separate utility rooms for heating and cooling units as well as a hot water heater and laundry rooms. Elevators open directly into the apartments, which, when coupled with the ten foot clear ceiling height and open kitchens, create a loft like feel to the units for the buyers that is a tribute to the original artist loft concept. Multiple balconies at the front and rear give 360

The base of the building was converted into parking and a small medical office, while the non-conforming use was continued as a studio for the owner of the development, a proficient artist. This space will serve as the Brooklyn location for his creations.

The upper floors of the building contain have two units with double height spaces.

With no neighboring buildings at this height, the buyers of these units will enjoy unobstructed views form every room.