Construction is wrapping up on the façade restoration at The Standish, a 12-story condo conversion in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. Located a block from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the 1903 structure originally served as the Standish Arms Hotel before its sale to the Jehovah’s Witness in 1981, leading to a conversion to housing. Now, DDG and Westbrook Partners are in the process of converting the rentals to 29 condo apartments ranging in size from one- to five-bedrooms.
DDG is leading the design of the condo conversion, which involves a complete renovation of both interior and exterior. For the façade, DDG has conducted an extensive survey of Beaux-Arts style precedents and worked with preservation consultants to inform the restoration. The historic brick has been repaired and a breathable coating added to help it age better. Work has also gone into restoring the limestone at the base, along with the terracotta lintels and bay windows.
Architect: DDG; Developer: DDG and Westbrook Partners; Program: Residential Condo Renovation; Location: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY; Completion: 2018.