EXTERIOR RESTORATION AND RECONSTRUCTION
18 EAST 82ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY
This 1901 townhouse, with limestone façade, was designed by Richard W. Buckley. The original fifth story ornamental façade and balustrade were demolished in the 1970s and replaced with an inappropriate four-bay buff colored brick bow-front extension with a half conical slate roof.
Using a small amount of surviving physical evidence at the end blocks along with historic photos and the original architect’s rendering, the façade, cornice, and balustrade were replicated in new matching materials. The project scope included the design, fabrication and installation of new limestone newels and code-compliant ironwork based on the original rendering. Previously clad in residential aluminum siding, the side elevation multi-story projecting bay window and spandrel assembly was reclad in paneled zinc coated copper. The windows of all facades were replaced with exact historic replicas.