Friday, July 10, 2009

Demo permits for Windsor Terrace Anomaly.

Last Remaining 17th Street Sleeper Shell to be Put Down.

Demolition permits for decades vacant 534 17th Street have been approved. Just about the only thing worth saving from this architectural gem is the cast iron gate out front. IMBY readers will remember that the other vacant shell on 17th St. sold for $2.372 million earlier this year? FYI folks, it's almost completely renovated.

An application for the construction of a new two family building is currently working its way through the DOB plan examiner's office waiting for approval. The owner of record is Ellen Baxt. The filing architect is Benjamin Baxt of the firm Baxt/ Ingui Architects, P.C.

Contemporary townhouses seem to be the firms speciality with examples o' plenty in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carrol Gardens, and Park Slope. The firm, however, may be best known for their ongoing conversion of the Strong Place Church into 24 residential condominium units. Brownstoner has the poop here.

Should be interesting to see what Ben creates for Ellen.

So far info gleaned from the building's application form fills in some of the blanks.

R5B zoned lot... 1.33 FAR... 3,643 buildable SQ FT... 30' height... 20' wide lot... two family... NO CURB CUTS.

Past Posts:

17th Street
Friday, September 19, 2008
"Adele Manor"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I will miss the creepy old place. I loved that huge front yard and those trees.