443 Greenwich

Northwest corner at Greenwich Street and Desbrosses Street.

Northwest corner. © Hayes Davidson

Southwest corner at Greenwich Street and Vestry Street.

The once industrial Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan is undergoing a transformation into a fashionable residential enclave thanks to a boom in new construction and ambitious renovations of the existing industrial stock. One such renovation project, 443 Greenwich, starts with an 7-story, 1884 structure designed by Charles C. Haight, that once housed a book bindery. Haight designed many buildings in New York during the late 1800's including: The New York Cancer Hospital, The General Theological Seminary, and Higgins Hall at Pratt. Last week, the building's sales office at 174 Hudson Street and the construction underway in the courtyard was shown off to members of the design press, including Field Condition and Curbed (see further coverage)

North facade from Desbrosses Street.

The building is located in the Tribeca North Historic District and is bounded by Desbrosses Street, Vestry Street, and Greenwich Street. Exterior detailing on the landmarked 7-story building includes more than 600 shutters that are being restored or replicated. A 4,000 square-foot courtyard populated with sassafras trees and designed by HM White is located at the center of the building's massive footprint. Residents can enter the building from a private drop off located under the courtyard, which also offers a 15-car parking garage with charging stations. The barrel vaulted drop off and garage is accessed from the north or south via a gated ramp. Also located in the cellar are the bulk of the building's amenities including: a 71 foot indoor lap pool, hamam (Turkish steam bath), a gym with yoga room run by the Wright Fit, a temperature controlled wine cellar, storage rooms, children's playroom, and a bike room.

Detail of existing brickwork.

Detail of existing cast iron column.

Future garage driveway.

Future garage driveway.

Garage entry. © Hayes Davidson.

Courtyard under construction.

Courtyard. © Hayes Davidson. 

East facade of interior courtyard.

West facade of interior courtyard.

Ground floor under construction.

Original wood column and beam.

Lobby. © Hayes Davidson.

443 Greenwich will contain 45 loft-style homes ranging from 2,900 SF to 4,250 SF, and 8 penthouses ranging from 5,000 SF to 9,300 SF, with interiors by CetraRuddy Architects. The 53 units will feature a modern take on the industrial Tribeca style. Exposed existing wood columns and beams and high ceilings will be complemented by modern conveniences, such as a 70 bottle wine fridge, two dishwashers, a warming drawer for cappuccino cups, custom door hardware, standalone tubs, marble accent walls in the bathrooms, and bidets.

The project should be completed and ready for move ins some time in 2016.

Front entry. © Hayes Davidson.

Architects: CetraRuddy Architects; Landscape Architects: HM White; Developers: Metro Loft Developers LLC; Sales Agent: Cantor-Pecorella; Design: Pentagram; Press: M18 Public Relations; Program: Residential; Location: Tribeca, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.