Thursday, April 12, 2018

Construction watch: 298 E. 2nd St. (aka Houston House)

Checking in on 298 E. Second St., where East Village-based Starleeng Equities is putting up an eight-story, seven-unit residential building here between Avenue C and Avenue D along East Houston ... workers recently reached the top...

As New York Yimby reported back in 2016, the residential units should average 1,967 square feet apiece — most likely condos. There will be a duplex apartment on the ground and second floors, with full-floor apartments on the third through eighth floors.

The condoplex, going by Houston House, is environmentally friendly, with the design via Passive House specialists Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects and featuring cross-laminated timber (CLT).

City Realty had more details on this last week:

While Houston House won’t go for Passive House certification, it will still have several green features. CLT requires little energy to produce and will provide extra insulation in the building. Oversized, triple-glazed windows will help cut down on electricity and control heat loss/gain. Houston House’s commitment to the environment even extends to its amenities: The building will have a bike room.

Here's a look at the plywood rendering...

Nest Seekers International’s Ryan Serhant will be doing the condo selling here. Sales have not yet been announced.

According to public records, the building that housed the Houston Street Beer Distributors sold for a little more than $7 million in the fall of 2015.

[Photo from August 2016]

Previously on EV Grieve:
298 E. 2nd St. latest development site up for grabs

East Village now minus 2 beverage distributors

Something brewing (demolition) for former beer distributor on East 2nd Street


Anonymous said...

Looks like something from the 60's.

Look at 110 3rd Ave ( 13 - 14 St Third Ave )
built in 2007, almost 11 years ago and it already has a worn, decaying look.

Gojira said...

Why are all of these eight-story buildings allowed to be built? What happened to the six-story limit on side streets?

Anonymous said...

all these new luxury buildings are property tax free?

JNZ said...

Environmentally friendly, but not acoustically friendly to its neighbors to have to endure the pounding and hammering all day long.