Building Tour: 11 Beach

Southwest corner at Varick Street and Beach Street.

Construction is wrapping up at HFZ Capital Group's 11 Beach, an office to residential conversion in the Tribeca neighborhood. Once home to the likes of Miramax Films, the conversion of the 10-story building into residential condos is led by BKSK Architects. Thomas Juul-Hansen is overseeing the interior design of the 27 residences. Both designers have worked on luxury buildings both new and conversions throughout the city that tap into its historical industrial style.

Close-up of the west façade.

On the outside, the light tan brick facades of the building's three street frontages remain, though the narrow windows have been replaced by new units that span two openings. Terra cotta replaces brick at the horizontal spandrels, which help to give the façade verticality as the remaining brick reads as vertical piers. A rusticated brick base and a new forged metal canopy will greet residents at the Beach Street residential entry. At the roof, residents will be able to take in dramatic views of Lower Manhattan, as well as access to a landscaped garden.

Looking south on Varick Street.

Looking up at the south facade from Beach Street.

Residential entry on Beach Street.

View of the Lower Manhattan skyline from the roof terrace of Penthouse B. 

Sunroom at the roof terrace of Penthouse B.

View of the Lower Manhattan skyline from the foyer of the roof terrace of Penthouse B.

As part of the conversion from the deep floor plates of the 1910 office building, a courtyard atrium was added to provide further light and air for the residential units. The design incorporates windows of varying sizes punched into exterior walls clad in bow-tie, hand-glazed terra cotta tiles from Italy.

Looking down onto the courtyard from the penthouse roof.

At the base of the atrium will be an origami-shaped glass pyramid roof that encloses the fitness center below, making for a dramatic workout space. The entry lobby will also feature views of the sculptural enclosure of the atrium. Besides the fitness center, other amenities will include an outdoor roof deck, children's playroom and storage rooms.

Looking up at the courtyard atrium.

Looking up at the courtyard atrium.

Residential unit types range from simplex loft residences at three- to five- bedrooms and triplex townhouses, with duplex penthouses at the top floors. Oversized glass casement windows allow for dramatic views of Lower Manhattan.

View to the west from a residential unit.

Construction is slated to wrap up sometime this year, bringing another restored piece of history to the TriBeCa neighborhood.

Architects: BKSK Architects; Interior Designer: Thomas Juul-Hansen; Developer: HFZ Capital Group; Marketing and Sales: Douglas Elliman Development Marketing; Program: Residential; Location: TriBeCa, New York, NY; Completion: 2017.