Inside a Dramatic Greenwich Village Building Conversion
Think of it as a Cinderella story—a rather plain, hard-working Manhattan garage that turns into a stunning condominium—through the acumen of its developer, Peter Armstrong, and the talents of two architects who saw its potential. The result is 17 East 12th Street—an 11-story, nine-unit building in Greenwich Village, offering what Karen Mansour, the executive vice president of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, said was for “someone who may have lived on Park Avenue and now wants to be downtown, yet hold onto more of a classic layout.”
Jerry Caldari, the partner, with Scott Bromley, of the New York firm Bromley Caldari Architects, took advantage of the structure that had “very few interior columns, so that 50-foot-wide and 85-foot-deep spaces could have a living room, dining room, and a library/den all facing huge windows.” Nicole Fuller, a New York-based interior designer, furnished one of the full-floor units to be “exciting and dynamic, and appeal to a wide range of people.” That included luxurious pieces of furniture and striking artworks, as well as textural wall treatments and fabrics. Once gutted, a new facade—of brick imported from England—gave the building its distinctive look.
Prices range from $8.5 million for a full floor, 4,514-square-foot space, to $25 million for a duplex penthouse with lots of terraces. As an extra bonus for those lucky urban princes and princesses, each unit comes with a private robotic parking space.