A collection of five industrial-chic, luxury townhouses has popped up on a coveted corner in Brooklyn’s DUMBO Historic District. Completed by New York firm Alloy, the contemporary building at 55 Pearl St. is clad in ipe wood and concrete solar fins that fill the interior with daylight while providing solar shading and privacy. Snapped up for over $4 million each, the stunning four-story units boast energy-efficient building systems and mark the first townhouses completed in the neighborhood.
Although Dumbo’s residential projects primarily comprise converted loft space, the 3,049-square-foot DUMBO Townhouses are an entirely new project built from scratch to replace a one-story garage built in the 1950s. To match the scale and style of the surrounding industrial buildings, Alloy clad the townhouses in a series of tensile Ductal concrete panels and fins that mimic the fenestration of the neighboring structures. The muted colors and textures of the fiber-reinforced concrete panels, ipe wood entrance, and interference coated stainless steel base also complement the surrounding aesthetic.
Each of the five identical homes measures 18 feet in width with a total area of 3,500 square feet. The skinny units feature tall 20-foot-high ceilings and comprise four bedrooms, three bathrooms, private parking, a garden, and a roof terrace that overlooks the Manhattan skyline. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors fill the interior with natural light. All the townhouses were sold in 2013, with occupancy scheduled for early 2015.
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