A new residential building is going up on an East Williamsburg street that’s already an eclectic mix of modern buildings, single-family homes with vinyl siding, and classic tenement apartment buildings. Designed by James Cleary Architecture, 237 Devoe Street will add some creative environmental design to the mix, thanks to its signature element–a double-height solar shade, clad with reclaimed barn wood, that opens onto the street.
The vacant lot where the new building is set to rise
237 Devoe Street is a new ground-up building. It will feature six thoughtfully laid out condo units.
View of the rear of the building (L) and the duplex apartment looking toward the street through the solar shade (R)
The solar shade frames the glass walls of the double-height living space of a three-bedroom duplex unit, as well as a large enclosed second-floor terrace and garden. The duplex will also feature a second-floor mezzanine with a glass barrier. Floor-to-ceiling windows grace the rear of the building, which also boasts two large back yards separated by a wood fence, and the top two floors will have rear balconies.
Renderings via James Cleary Architecture
Neighborhoods : East Williamsburg