Nosy Neighbor: 55 Warren

“I heard that 55 Warren is being turned into full-block (that means going to the other side, to 55 Murray!) condos with a windowed atrium at the center of each of the units. If so, that would be pretty cool. Do you know anything about it?” —Nichole W.

55 Murray. At top: 55 Warren.

That is indeed the plan, at least according to the renderings on Prudential Douglas Elliman’s website (where the “investment opportunity” property is listed at $29 million): “1854 Italianate Style Limestone Loft Building delivered gut renovated with very high end Italian finishes designed by Leopoldo Rosati. Includes two maisonettes that could be used as retail, medical or live/work. The ground floor features 16 ft ceilings and the lower level features 10 ft ceilings and private outdoor space. There are three full floor 3 to 4 bedroom homes (4400SF gross, 3627SF sellable) with private elevator access. The crown jewel is the 6000SF Duplex Penthouse with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths plus 2 large terraces and a private pool.” To translate that a bit: The architects, Oaklander, Coogan and Vito, left a courtyard in the middle, going down to the cellar level, where the two duplex apartments (ground floor and cellar) on either side have access. The second-, third-, and fourth-floor apartments are floor-through, each with a hallway that flanks the courtyard. The penthouse takes up the fifth and sixth floors, which also have hallways along the courtyard. The renderings below help clarify, though they’re not very large.

Having not seen much progress lately, however, I figured the project was stalled, but the word is that the owner is moving forward with the conversion, most likely on the market in spring/summer of 2011.

Previous Nosy Neighbor articles:
P.C. Richard & Son Theater
The Lights at 289 Church
Dream House (275 Church)
Lucy and Desi trailers on film shoots
The words on Murray Street

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