Two lucky Clinton Hill warehouses are about to turn into two six-story condos (plus a 60-foot inner courtyard, plus a shiny pool.) The curvy Vanderbilt Apartments, designed by Meltzer/Mandl Architects, will be made of clear and “colored spandrel glass.”
According to the designers, all this luxurious shine will set “the benchmark for future new construction in Clinton Hill.” Enjoy!
Full release after the jump.
– Max Abelson
Meltzer/Mandl Uplifts Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill with Vanderbilt Apartments, Two Six-Story Luxury Condos with Private Gardens
Prominent New York Architecture Firm Transforms Fringe Blocks
With Modern Twin Curved Glass Buildings Surrounding Landscaped Courtyard
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (August 1, 2006) – Meltzer/Mandl Architects, P.C. is bringing its distinctive style to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn by transforming two commercial warehouse blocks into oases of luxury with the design of Vanderbilt Apartments at 174 Vanderbilt Avenue. The complex is made up of two six-story condominium residences on contiguous blocks that share a private, 60-foot landscaped inner courtyard, complete with reflecting pool and outdoor furniture. Sheathed in a complement of clear glass, colored spandrel glass and metal panels, the curved-shaped, mirror image buildings are being built on an impressive 200-foot by 300-foot lot, combining lots at 174 Vanderbilt Avenue and 181 Clermont Avenue. The buildings will feature an aggregate of 73 condominium units, many with setback terraces and balconies, and 38 on-site parking spaces.
“Vanderbilt Apartments reflect an aesthetic rarely seen in emerging neighborhoods,” points out Marvin Meltzer, principal of the New York-based architecture firm. “We have designed a high-end condominium complex that will attract people looking for uniquely modern residences. On a broader level, Vanderbilt Apartments will serve as a benchmark for future new construction in Clinton Hill, which will help upgrade and diversify the neighborhood.”
Located on adjacent blocks, the project is under construction with completion tentatively scheduled for late 2007. The two site areas include 24,000 square feet at 181 Clermont Avenue and 26,400 square feet at 174 Vanderbilt Avenue, the original site of an abandoned one-story warehouse.
The Developers Group is responsible for the sales and marketing of the project and the developer is Vanderbilt Mansion, LLC.
About Meltzer/Mandl Architects, P.C.
Meltzer/Mandl Architects, P.C. was founded by Marvin H. Meltzer, AIA NCARB and David Mandl, AIA. The firm, totaling 35 people, combines the expertise of architects, urban planners, interior designers and construction managers, with individuals who have development and real estate finance backgrounds. Large enough to offer a full range of services, the firm’s size also assures that every client and project receives the direct attention of the principals.