Not a day after my post about all the new conversions under way, one of the more intriguing ones—Warren Lofts (37 Warren), the building at the southwest corner of Church and Warren—has released a bunch of info on its site. The big reveal—besides pricing—are the renderings of the four-story addition. Most of these images can be enlarged by clicking.
At first I thought the material was Cor-Ten steel, the rusting metal that Richard Serra favors, but it’s clear from another rendering that the surface is reflective. (Update: It’s “reflective copper-bronze colored stainless steel.”) Handel Architects handled the design, by the way.
If I’m reading the website correctly, Bazbaz Development has made each floor of the topper a three-to-four bedroom penthouse: “These newly constructed 3-4 bedroom residences offer oversized living rooms framed by large-scale glass windows, entertaining and dining areas with fireplaces, and lavishly proportioned private outdoor terraces.” (Remember when “penthouse” meant “the apartment on the top floor”? I’m jealous, obviously.) Here’s a rendering of 7A’s living room:
I kid. Speaking of which: There will be a space for the little ones: “Escape to the ultimate urban clubhouse, imagined and purposely crafted as a sanctuary for the Tribeca kids that call Warren Lofts home. Modeled after an imaginative backyard ‘tree house,’ the Clubhouse has been given the same high level craftsmanship and attention to detail—including special features such as custom furniture, vintage arcade,”—do kids today even know what Pac-Man is?—”and integrated multi-media environment.”
Adults get a sanctuary, too: the roof garden.