Monday, February 10, 2014

New building at 227 E. Seventh St. — revealed

[227 E. Seventh St. from September 2012]

The construction netting came down Friday at the all-new 227 E. Seventh St. just west of Avenue C… here ya go…


[Photo by Dave on 7th]



What do you think?

Here was the rendering… as you can see, the developers ditched the all-glass façade...


[Via BuzzBuzzHome]

There are six condos here… we haven't seen any pricing yet for these homes. (Perhaps you have?) Regardless, one amenity is having the ability to be first in line for any matches showing at Zum Schneider next door.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Asbestos abatement on East Seventh Street, then a new 6-story building

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish I could afford to live there, but none of the new housing is for us regular folk. I have to say it doesn't look bad. It's more in the spirit of the neighborhood than those glass boxes that are so popular today.

Anonymous said...

Looks pretty good to me, especially, because it is on the best block on the EV

Ariel Tirosh said...

Glass facade was abandoned for a more appropriate look for this classic Village block.
Glad you like it.
We will come on the market by the end of the month, and will provide more info as soon as it is available.

DrBOP said...

If you center that second pic, then scroll up and down real quick.....

....JUST like Candy's 3-D effect in SCTV.....WELL DONE!

Jill W. said...

One of the things that makes it so much less horrible than most of the new buildings we're stuck with is the scale. The scale is appropriate for the neighborhood and surrounding buildings, but I'm sure economics work against that idea becoming widely adapted. This is something Amsterdam gets right, IMO, when they replace buildings in historic areas. This is possibly one of the few times where the actual building looks better than the rendering too.

Anonymous said...

I always bemoan the loss of those simple 1920's buildings, seems like they are appreciated by preservationist or landlords alike. Too my great surprise this building looks as if it could have been built in the 20's (minus the balconies) and kudos to the architects and builders for making the effort to be part of the neighborhood and not another death knell.

Bowery Boogie said...

as far as new buildings are concerned, the look is certainly in-context with the block. which is nice. except the building is not for the common folk.

uncle Pete said...

papi like

bowboy said...

Of course, the apartments here are probably unaffordable for most of us, but for everyone who complains that people on this site do not like any kind of change, please check these comments. See, we don't hate everything new.

This building did not replace any unique structure. The previous building was more of a placeholder. The new build is in both scale and character of its surroundings. The brick work is a lil' shiny, but a big improvement over the glassy crap design. It missed a chance to tip its hat to the original by mimicking the simple detail at the top, but not too shabby.

Kudos to the developer. Too bad that this is the exception around here these days and not the rule.

Annalee said...

Gentrification sucks. No one from here has the bucks to live in these new buildings. Buy your own piece of the lower east side. I know the neighborhood has improved, but I just wish there were plans to give the homeless a place to live.

Giovanni said...

Now that is a great looking building, love the color and design. Note to all future developers who are planning to build in the EV or any other historic area: this is how you do it.

This is a classic brick design that reminds me of many industrial and pre-war buildings which have all stood the test of time, with a bit more glass which is fine in the smaller panes, and nice looking balconies and brickwork that blends well with the location.

To Jill's point, in Amsterdam even when they put up ultra-modern new buildings they do it right and to scale. This is a good example of an architect actually looking at a neighborhood and designing a building that actually fits in, a rarity these days.

Anonymous said...

Love the warm color of the brick. This should be a guidepost for the rest of the developers in the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

I would love to live in an apartment that has windows like that.

Anonymous said...

Why is it the best block in the EV?
There are no gardens or parks on this block. Even for a block w/o these, I prefer 7th St. from 1st to 2nd, and 5th from 2nd to 3rd.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Looks good, very good. Nice brick, nice windows (and they're in proportion!) but the balconies throw the whole thing off unnecessarily, since we're basically talking about what looks to be a 3' X 5' area for eack balcony.

Can't see what's happening at ground level though.

Goggla said...

Pleasantly surprised.

Could we set up a lotto for the condos?

Scott said...

Thanks for the 3D tip, DrBOP. That is psychedelic as hell!

East Village Eats said...

I live on this block & have been keeping an eye on this building. I think it looks great! It's a pretty narrow lot, but I think they've done a great job.

ninettasgold said...

Nice one!
Much appreciation to the architect and builder!
Blends right in . . .

Jill said...

I agree it's not horrible, but what is missing, even from something as normal as this, is artisan detail that you find in the most plebeian buildings from 100 years ago--ie gargoyles, heads, carved designs and such.

If I win the lottery I'm going to start a nonprofit to work with newer buildings to re-face themselves, hiring and artists who work in stone and concrete (or whatever they use) casting to liven up these boring exteriors.

And I don't mean artisan as in artisanal like cheese and biscuits and beards so no snarky comments please.

Anonymous said...

Not bad.

Anonymous said...

Yes a job done well and a fitting replacement to that one story brick shack that was there previously. I lived on 7th btwn C&B for a few years now down the block btwn C&D townhouse going up there next the Girls Club (there is a community garden on the block to correct a blogger in this thread.) A lot of the available commercial lots have been taken leaving the question of future development in doubt

East Village Eats said...

Anon 12:47, we do have a park on the block: The Lower East Side Ecology Center...

Wax said...

Now, that looks great.

How I wish all the new buildings being developed in the hood will somewhat have an old aesthetic in it.

Scuba Diva said...

bow boy said at 10:40 AM:

"The previous building was more of a placeholder."

The previous building may have even been a carriage house; I'm really sorry to see old buildings of any kind disappear, because nothing like this will ever come back.

That said, it's far less odious than Donald Cappocia's monstrosity next door to it.

Anonymous said...

I hate seeing the hypocritical views on this site criticizing decent looking newly built private low rise buildings while overlooking the government and community leaders who throw aside contextual zoning height restrictions to build 20+ story SPURA eyesores. Just wait to see how ugly these government buildings are going to be.

Anonymous said...

Thank the landmarking of the EV for requiring better design standards for new infill construction.

Anonymous said...

East Village eats. I have been living on the block for 30 yes. The economy Center as it s called us private property. There Is No Board No Elections For A Board. Just 2 a holes we open N close the gate when they feel like it