56 EAST 1ST STREET, NEW YORK, NY
Located in New York's Lower East Side, this four-story, two family home overlooks one of Manhattan’s most vibrant city blocks. The sun-filled townhouse apartments, constructed on an irregular twenty foot wide lot, feature mezzanine bedrooms, outdoor space, and are located above the not-for-profit space on the ground floor and cellar.
Double-height, red-steel-framed, south-facing windows usher in a massive amount of light and airiness to the spaces. The upper apartment features an open chef’s kitchen with custom redwood cabinets. Two queen-sized bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the mezzanine, while the top floor features a master bedroom suite with bathroom, home office, and the second terrace. The lower apartment features a high ceiling living space and split level bedrooms at the rear, with a spectacular rear deck in the shady block interior.
Designed to emphasize the latest tenets of eco-friendly construction, the space features concrete floors with radiant heat throughout. The opposing elements in the building and on the facade - hard and soft, open and closed, public and private - create a dynamic reflection of the changing Lower East Side neighborhood.