Last July, developer Hogg Holdings filed plans for 11 stories of condos at 287 East Houston Street, between Suffolk and Clinton streets on the Lower East Side. Now, YIMBY has a new rendering of the facade.
The 120-foot-tall building will hold 28 apartments and slightly more than 29,000 square feet of residential space. Or it will whenever the Department of Buildings approves the plans. The DOB hasn’t greenlighted construction or demolition permits, and for now, the site remains in limbo.
The boutique development will have two to four apartments on each story, including two duplexes on the first and second floors and a penthouse duplex on the top two floors. The plans indicate that the penthouse will have a private roof deck, and the rest of the residents will have access to a shared terrace. The apartments will range from one- to three-bedrooms, and asking prices will start at $1.1 million and go up to $5 million, according to PR reps for the development.
Curbed spotted a rendering of the ground floor last week, and today we have a better look at the project.
The design isn’t particularly exciting. But the clean and modern look already seems like a step above most of the new residential construction on Houston Street. Developers who build on the bustling commercial corridor tend to aim for functional, rather than remarkable, architecture, even though the street is highly visible and nestled between several major shopping districts.
There will be an exercise room and bike storage in the cellar, and parking isn’t included because it’s not required south of 96th Street in Manhattan.
Vinci Partners and Hogg Holdings purchased the 5,000-square-foot property for $15,200,000 in November of 2014. It’s currently home to an unassuming, two-story brick building, which used to house a movie theater.