Decatur Street Townhouse

This single-family Stuyvesant Heights townhouse received a complete overhaul and conversion to three apartments. As part of the work OCV outfitted apartments with an open kitchen-living room, two or three bedrooms, and 1.5 bathrooms in each unit.

Other features include:
– Silestone countertops, stainless steel Energy Star appliances and efficient fixtures
– exposed brick fireplaces as accents walls
– in-unit washers and dryers
– skylit upper unit

Ponte Residences

Ponte Residences are market-rate rentals located at 440 Washington Street at the northern end of Tribeca. The building blends the historical manufacturing architectural style of the neighborhood with modern interiors. Apartments at this 11-story new construction are outfitted with open living-kitchen spaces, tilt windows and sweeping views.

Among other amenities are:
– in-unit laundry and a communal laundry room
– on-site gym
– second floor recreation room with kitchenette and terrace
– community roof terrace
– on-site resident car and bicycle parking
– ground floor retail space with commercial storage

Gates Avenue Residence

Gates Avenue Residence is green supportive housing. The project is both Enterprise Green Communities and NYSERDA certified. It provides 68 green, energy efficient studios in a stately five-story new construction, complete with support offices, community spaces and a lobby lounge at the ground floor.

Other building features include:
– a terrace running across the entire rear of the building
– visual connection from the entry through to the rear yard
– a folding wall separating the lobby lounge and the community room, allowing for large building or community-wide events
– warm wood finish and natural-light flooded ground floor
– fenestration in the upper floor corridors bring in natural light
– on site parking for social workers
– photovoltaic panels on the circulation core’s roof ensure reduced energy expenses

Ocean Bay-Bayside Apartments

Ocean Bay-Bayside Apartments received a $125 million tenant-in-occupancy rehabilitation under the NYCHA RAD program. This extensive public housing development in Far Rockaway was severely flooded during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. As a result and due to its location between the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay, resiliency design represented a major component of the work.

Necessary measures to secure the complex in the event of another storm included:

– high efficency hydronic boiler plants
– emergency generators
– new elevated electric switch gear buildings
– new rooftops equipped with solar panels
– gas pipe replacement
– flood gates and berms throughout the site
– landscaping with native seaside plants

Serviam Heights

Serviam Heights is a combination of new construction with adaptive reuse on an expansive sloped site on the campus of Mount Saint Ursula.

The existing convent was reconfigured to provide studio units and the chapel was converted into a community space. Together with a large new construction, the project brings 187 units of affordable, independent, senior apartments to the Bronx.

Lee Goodwin Residence

OCV rehabilitated and reconfigured the 41 units at Lee Goodwin Residence into 60 studio and one bedroom supportive housing apartments. The resulting conversion created units with en suite bathrooms and kitchens.

Among the special features of this Enterprise Green Communities project are:
– new floor to ceiling fenestration at the community room
– skylit support office foyer with built in reception
– a transformed back alley with outdoor seating and planters

Casa del Mundo

Casa del Mundo is a 12-floor high-rise in the Bronx that offers affordable studios to three bedrooms. Resident amenities include below grade parking, a community room with adjacent outdoor terrace, and on-site laundry facilities.

In 2018 Casa del Mundo won the Big Apple Brownfield Award for Outstanding Supportive/Affordable Housing Development. This new construction is also NYSERDA Multi-family High Rise certified. It is a stellar example of how toxic property can be successfully cleaned up to provide high quality, affordable housing.

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.

Dean Street Residences

This Habitat for Humanity-NYC project created 15 affordable two-bedroom condominiums in four buildings in Brooklyn. The buildings were designed with sustainability in mind and are Enterprise Green Communities certified.

Among their features are:
-energy efficient lighting, fixtures and appliances
-on-site laundry facilities
-a shared rear yard with native plantings