Brooklyn Avenue Historic Rehabilitation

OCV was tasked with a substantial structural, mechanical and architectural rehabilitation of this historic residence on Brooklyn Avenue.

Part of the work saw the historic restoration ushered through NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission approval. As a result this beautiful building was restored to its original condition.

Tribeca Duplex Penthouse

OCV designed this penthouse addition as a duplex that tops off a historic Tribeca building. This luxurious residence spans the depth of an entire NYC block and provides ample room for four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the lower level, while the upper level features a large light-flooded eat-in kitchen, separate dining area and bathroom, and a living room and office both with adjacent terraces to complete the North and South facing ends.

Lafayette Street Lobby

OCV’s design for this mixed use New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission loft building on Lafayette Street modernized and transformed the rundown lobby to striking effect.

Among the project features are:
– custom oil steel stair
– reclaimed wood wall panels
– granites floor tiles
– cove lighting and an illuminated floating ceiling

West Village Storefronts

This stretch of four historic commercial storefronts on the corner of Bleecker and Christopher Streets in the West Village received a Landmarks Preservation approved historic renovation with interior reconfiguration.

Together with a historic renovation of the facades and storefronts, the set of four commercial spaces now each offer tenants ample room for retail businesses.

Water Street Condominiums

Sitting at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, this new construction was recreated to resemble the Landmarked 19th century warehouse that occupied this Fulton Ferry Historic District site. 

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission-approved historic facade was rebuilt while a conversion added a three-story stacked addition to the rear of the building, making room for 13, 2+ bedroom luxury condos with spacious terraces. 

St. Nicholas Ave. Rehab

As part of a portfolio of five rehabs in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, this historic 42-unit building on St. Nicholas Ave. underwent an Enterprise Green Communities rehabilitation.

Broome Street Lobby

OCV historically renovated the residential lobby of this mixed use loft building on Broome Street, including:

– renovation of the marble wall finish
– restoration of the existing ceiling complete with new lighting
– new terrazzo flooring
– new elevator door frames and custom millwork at interior door surrounds
– integration of heating, intercom and security features

Nero Wolfe

This project is the combination of three tenements into an elevatored residence for formerly homeless and persons with mental health issues.

The shared two and three room dormitory style layouts provide 55 tenant rooms in the mixed five and three-story buildings. A key park interior courtyard and restored antique furnishings are main features of the project.

Cornerstone Residence

The Cornerstone Residence is the site of a 104,000 s.f., seven contiguous building, historic complex within the resurging city center of Newburgh, NY. OCV’s challenge here was the successful integration of a vast mixed-use program, including supportive housing, 12 artist’s lofts with adjacent studio space, a theater, and retail and commercial spaces, into a cohesive development within the city’s historic context.

In 2007, the Cornerstone was awarded ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ by the Supportive Housing Network of New York.

Binghamton YWCA

The Binghamton YWCA turned to OCV for our expertise in supportive housing, historical preservation, and gut rehabs when they needed a partner to transform their run-down historical home into a modern, multi-use building. Additional challenges included assisting the client in attaining funding sources and an atypical infrastructure revealed only during demolition.

The project completely reconfigured and converted existing dorm-style housing into individual apartments outfitted with new bathrooms and full kitchens, nearly doubling the number of women and children served.

In 2009, the YWCA Binghamton was awarded ‘Outstanding Residence of the Year’ by the Supportive Housing Network of New York.