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

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.