211 Elizabeth Street
Ryder Construction collaborated with designers MMA and Roman and Williams to create an award winning new construction, seven-story, 30,000 square foot condominium brick building designed in turn-of-the-century styling, housing 15 residential units and ground-level commercial units located in the heart of Little Italy. The project required careful planning and methodology to demolish the existing structure and erect the new building in the midst of adjacent buildings constructed in the early 1900s.
“In their first ground-up residential project, Roman and Williams designed a seven-story condominium building in the heart of NoLita, one of New York’s most vibrant neighborhoods. At first glance, the building blends into its historic neighborhood, but a closer inspection reveals brick details and wood double-hung windows that stand out. Roman and Williams chose to reject modern construction trends in favor of an approach that pays homage historic New York City architecture, hiring a family of Irish masons to lay the handcrafted brick façade of the building; as a result, 211 Elizabeth Street won the Palladio Award in 2010, the first and only national awards program for residential and commercial/institutional projects demonstrating excellence in traditional design.
In addition to the base building, the project includes all interiors, as well as ground-level storefronts. The interiors feature contrasting Danish wood kitchens trimmed with high gloss black paint. The firm’s goal in the design of this building was to create a sense of materiality, rigor, craftsmanship and construction that speaks to the height of New York City residential construction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.” *PRConsulting
Palladio Award 2010
Roman and Williams
Michael Muroff Architects
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