Residences at Prince Street

Residences at Prince Street

Residences at Prince Street

The residences at Prince Street are nine homes set within the landmarked Old St. Patrick’s School and Convent. They are located at the corner of Prince and Mott Streets in Little Italy, Manhattan"


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Townhouse FACADE (BEFORE)
“A decision was made to peel back the layers and expose the building’s physicality, repairing but not clearing so as to celebrate its age and story”.
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Townhouse FACADE (After)
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Townhouse portion highlighted
Historically the west wing had no independent vertical circulation, in stead it was fed by the 1940 corridor additional and 1860´s stair tower.
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Townhouse Courtyard
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Townhouse COURTYARD
The Marvel team was selected by the Catholic Church to adaptively reuse the site, turning it into new luxury homes with up-to-date amenities that did not harm the essential quality of the main 1820s Federal-style building.
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Townhouse STAIRCASE
To convert the west wing into a townhouse a new ornamental open stair was added to the design.
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INTERIOR COURTYARD
The historic north wall with 200 years of alterations directly inspired the design of the modern concrete rainscreen.
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Condominium GARDEN PLAN & COURTYARD
A decision was made to peel back the layers and expose the building’s physicality, repairing but not clearing so as to celebrate its age and story.
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Condominium portion highlighted
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Condominium ZINC AND CONCRETE RAINSCREEN FACADES
In order to configure the space and the program for multiple users, the team creatively maximized livable square footage, eventually extrapolating seven unique condos and two townhomes, no two alike.  
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Spaces interlock with one another: the church facility and several condominiums share a building, but do not share an entrance.
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Condominium LIVING ROOM VIEW FROM SECOND FLOOR
There is an emphasis on natural light and large windows while still maintaining user privacy.
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Condominium LIVING ROOM
Within units there is a constant interplay of contemporary taste and historic texture.
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Condominium LIVING ROOM
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Condominium CENTRAL STAIRHALL
Previously concealed roof structure became new feature spaces.
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Condominium BEDROOM
Fine wide-plank floors and crown molding frame the classicism of the rooms, while old structural beams expose the building’s story and old-world craftsmanship.
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Condominium BATHROOM
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There is an emphasis on natural light and large windows while still maintaining user privacy.
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Condominium BEDROOM
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Stair
Blackened Steel Plate stair with treads repurposed from the existing timbers in the building, set against the 1826 masonry wall.
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Condominium STAIRCASE
Blackened Steel Plate stair with treads repurposed from the existing timbers in the building, set against the 1826 masonry wall.
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Condominium STAIRCASE
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Condominium NORTH COURTYARD FACADE
In order to create unity between the site’s different residences while connecting them with the facility’s history, fenestration was made to match the old windows, while glass brick was put in as to recall vintage masonry. 
Year
2018
Location
Manhattan, New York
Client
Hamlin Ventures/Time Equities
Typology
Residential, Residential Market
Size
490,000 SF
Design Team
Nebil Gokcebay, Clayton Fry,Elise Deschard, Angel Beale,See Jia Ho
Consultants
Cosentini, Lighting workshop, Silman, Robert Hansen, Macro Consulting
Photography Credits
Aaron Thompson
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