Our Lady of Lourdes Apartments

This project combines the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Our Lady of Lourdes convent with two new construction buildings. The three-building complex provides 76 units of affordable one to three-bedroom apartments in Brooklyn.

Each building is designed to Passive House standards, which means very low energy consumption and therefore energy costs. In addition to high efficiency throughout, the complex produces its own energy through a rooftop PV panel system.

Rustin House

The Rustin House on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was originally built around 1910 and named St. Louis Hall. OCV was brought in to execute a complex, phased rehabilitation project with tenants in place.

The work addressed the need to both expand and reconfigure, as well as renovate the existing SRO building.

West 118th Street

For this supportive housing project on West 118th Street OCV transformed a patchwork of tenements into one stately building serving homeless women and children.

The project expanded and united three combined, contiguous, buildings under a 6th floor mansard. The addition of a new passenger elevator and a second fire egress allowed for the removal of unsightly fire escapes on the facade.

Tribeca Residence

The design of this spacious Tribeca loft residence takes advantage of large windows on two exposures. It features outsized living spaces, restored cast iron columns and refurbished timber beams.

St. Pete Beach

This three level, 4,000 square foot beach house is located on a canal off the Gulf of Mexico in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

The hurricane resistant concrete construction is raised above the FEMA flood plain, allowing for a covered poolside patio with living spaces and generous decks on the upper two floors and roof.

Water Street Condominiums

Sitting at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, the newly constructed Water Street Condominiums were 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. The project created 13 luxury condominiums with spacious terraces and on-site parking.

St. Nicholas Avenue Rehab

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

The Villa

The Villa Residences are 56 units of new supportive housing. The residence houses formerly homeless Bronx residents with a history of chronic homelessness who suffer from chronic health problems.

Echo Place

This new construction in the West Bronx offers studio efficiency units of supportive housing to formerly homeless individuals with special mental health needs.

The building is equipped with a variety of communal spaces including a lounge, a recreational room, a communal kitchen, a rear yard and offices for support services. A folding wall separating lounge and rec room allows for flexibility in the use of these two spaces.

Creston Avenue Rehabs

With this tenant-in-place rehabilitation OVC transformed four severely distressed buildings in the Bronx into high quality affordable housing.  The work involved both exterior and interior renovation, repair and restoration, including new boilers and heat distribution systems along with new plumbing and electrical rewiring for code compliance.

Apartments and interiors were refreshed with new fixtures, finishes, kitchen appliances and cabinets, and window and door replacements throughout.

See video about the project.