443 Greenwich: a book bindery in New York’s Tribeca is transformed into residences
Set in what used to be a book bindery in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood, 443 Greenwich is one of the Big Apple’s latest residential additions. Led by developer MetroLoft and designed by CetraRuddy, this is an elegant restoration and adaptation of an 1882 Charles Coolidge Haight classic.
The red brick historic building spans the entire city block on 443 Greenwich Street and has now been converted to 53 residential units, including eight penthouses.
New York architecture and interior firm CetraRuddy – also behind projects such as the iconic Walked Tower – worked on breathing new life to the landmark building, that also in the past served as home for silver, drug, toys, steel and wool companies. The team worked hard to keep elements of the original, majestic architecture whilst bringing the interiors into the 21st century.
CetraRuddy kept the historic frame and focused on redesigning the interiors into apartments and common areas, while keeping the building’s original classic proportions. The living spaces are enriched by striking original features, such as the structure’s ‘impossible to remove’ Carolina Yellow Pine beams.
The project includes a varied selection of amenities for the residents, such as a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, indoor swimming pool, children’s playroom, landscaped roof terrace, steam rooms, saunas and a state-of-the-art fitness centre, as well as private fitness studios.
Landscape architect HM White worked on the scheme’s 4,000 sq ft interior courtyard that features existing mature sassafras trees. Residents, meanwhile, will start to move in come late June.