Construction at the Houston House, 298 E. Second St. just west of Avenue D, continues...
There's a lot more information about the 8-story condplex — "inspired by environmentally friendly passive house standards" — at the HH website since our last visit.
Interiors were designed to maximize space and natural light, and many of the units have dramatic, unobstructed views of One WTC and Lower Manhattan. Amenities include breathtaking views, part-time doorman, a state-of-the-art Butterfly Mx virtual doorman system, bicycle storage, and a package room.
Each apartment boasts private outdoor space and an array of high-end fixtures and finishes. Specific features include private keyed elevator access, gorgeous wide plank hardwood floors, triple glazed floor-to-ceiling windows with northern and southern exposure, high ceilings, Energy Recovery Ventilator Systems, Miele washers/dryers with heat-pump technology, and stunning kitchens equipped with eat-in peninsulas, statuary quartz countertops, a matching backsplash, custom Italian cabinetry, pantry space by ALTA, and a suite of fully-integrated Miele appliances.
A new East Houston landmark, Houston House is just steps from numerous parks and public gardens and a continually evolving collection of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. It is close to the brand new Essex Crossing development, and is a short walk to the East River Promenade...
Another time we'll note the "evolving collection of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops" that are "just steps" from this building.
HH features several floor-through units with either two or three bedrooms. The one residence listed online starts at $2.8 million. There are interior renderings galore at the site.
As for the outside ...
[Zakrzewski + Hyde Architects]
This property was most recently the Houston Street Beer Distributors. The parcel fetched a little more than $7 million in the fall of 2015, per public records.
Houston House will have a new neighbor one of these days. Construction started in the empty lot next door back in November on a 14-story affordable housing complex. The building will include 45 rental apartments affordable to low and middle-income New Yorkers.
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
[Photo from August 2016]