Multifamily Residential

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La Mer Villas at the Marina

Project Manager/Designer: Alex Zhitnik

Completion Date: Completed

Location: Sheepshead Bay


The owner's desire was too develop a residential complex, which would include several types of dwelling units, a limited amount of commercial floor area, a parking garage and a marina. The project was developed around the idea of creating two open spaces: one public facing the street and the other private facing the waterfront and marina. With its location along the Sheepshead Bay waterfront, this project helps define urban waterfront living.

West 9th Street

Project Manager/Designer: Alex Zhitnik

Completion Date: January 2004

Location: Carroll Gardens


Built on a busy street in Carroll Gardens, this 10 unit building creates a transition between two very different zoning districts. As a result of regulations that varied the maximum allowed height, this structure takes its cues from the stepped forms around it. Simple, crisp lines with bold details create the concept for the façade. Masonry, metal panels and stucco as surfacing materials accentuate the striking forms. Utilizing the maximum amount of area required the excavation of almost two levels of earth. Seven floors were then constructed above, making the buildings highest point 70'. This created an instant neighborhood landmark which added to the Brooklyn skyline as seen from the adjacent expressway and many of the streets. The unique design of this mixed-use building can help generate the sales necessary to make it a success.