26 EAST 81ST STREET, NEW YORK, NY
Early 20th century eight-story tan brick and limestone residential building with ground floor commercial tenants.
The design and construction of one new story, plus a penthouse, on top of an existing eight-story load bearing wall building. The existing half floor at the top of the building was demolished and the new construction rests and is supported, on existing load bearing walls. The existing elevators were raised to service the new floors. Two new "high end" duplex apartments were created as part of the new work. The upper and lower floors of the duplex are connected via a new metal and wood floating stair. The addition to the facade is a tan roman brick cavity wall system, respecting the original aesthetic qualities of the building while providing modern waterproofing techniques. In addition, a new one story (plus basement) commercial space was constructed in a formerly empty side yard, into which existing commercial spaces fronting on Madison Avenue have been expanded.
Agent: Fernbach LLC, 420 West End Avenue, New York, NY