443 Greenwich: a book bindery in New York’s Tribeca is transformed into residences

443 Greenwich, New York
This historical conversion by New York firm CetraRuddy transformed a 1882 building into a modern scheme of 53 residences 
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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. 

Open plan kitchen with marble table and exposed wooden beams

443 Greenwich started its life as a book bindery and also housed silver, drug, toys, steel and wool companies

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Bedroom with poster bed frame and built-in wall units

CetraRuddy kept the historic frame and focused on redesigning the interiors into apartments and common areas

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Exposed pine beams in kitchen and scullery

The preserved, striking original features include the structure’s Carolina Yellow Pine beams

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Dining room with wooden floors and arched windows

The architects aimed to keep the building’s original classic proportions

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Parking garage at 443 Greenwich, New York

Amenities for the residents include 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 and private fitness studios

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INFORMATION

For more information on the design visit the CetraRuddy website (opens in new tab)

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).