Project Manager/Designer: Robert M. Scarano jr., Eugene Drubestskoy
The Smith – Gray Condominium project is a complete gut renovation and conversion into loft style apartments, along with the addition of two floors on the roof. The building is a well known, dramatic cast iron building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which was converted into 40 unique loft style apartments, ranging in size from studio condominium to 3-bed room penthouses apartments. Our design approach was focused in several areas, including a long process of selecting the most appropriate color for the restored facades, which has made the building extremely pleasing to the public. The apartment layouts take full advantage of light and air, and all mechanical and plumbing shafts were consolidated to create an environmentally conscious design. The renovation of this distinctive building constituted the preservation of a Brooklyn landmark, and spurred the conversion and development of over 15 projects within a one block range. It has, in addition, managed to attract many young professional buyers to this rapidly gentrifying community by providing a luxurious lifestyle with state of the art interiors in a classical setting.