Former home to the Knickerbocker Ice Company, this 1855 three-story masonry loft building in the TriBeCa East Historic District is being converted into a six level, six bedroom luxury townhouse. Two additional stories that house living, dining and kitchen areas sit atop the
original building, with large sliding glass doors opening onto over 2,000 SF of landscaped terrace area. A full floor master suite, a four bedroom floor with a recreation room, two service quarters, a screening room and parking occupy the lower three floors. A 50’ swimming pool with a gym, sauna and steam room compose the below grade level.
The townhouse’s design focuses on maximizing the quality of natural light to spaces throughout the building. Two glazed atrium-like openings run from the roof to the lower stories, illuminating the central stairs and surrounding rooms. The material palette shifts incrementally from dark to light, floor to floor, starting with earthy stone finishes in the
spa level below grade and culminating in lighter and more luminous materials in the penthouse levels.