APPROVED on 05/18/2010

Greenwich Village Historic District

Between West 4th Street & Greenwich Avenue

A Greek Revival style house built in 1840. Application is to alter window openings, install windows and doors, reconstruct the rear facades, and excavate the rear yard.

This application is closed. Application approved with modifications on May 18th, 2010.

Status as of May 18th, 2010: LATEST UPDATE
At the May 18th public hearing, the Commission voted to approve the proposed rooftop and rear additions. They voted to deny the proposed lot line and the proposed parlor floor windows, which the architect was proposing to lower. They took no vote on the proposed entryway, but rather asked the applicant to refine this part of the proposal with the Commission’s staff.

Status as of May 12th, 2010:
This application will be heard at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on May 18th, 2010 (the hearing was originally scheduled for April 20th, 2010, but was postponed at the last minute). The applicant is proposing to:

1) Perform work on the front facade. This would include repointing the brick, removing existing metal lintels & sills on the windows and replacing them with new copper lintels & sills, removing the existing wood 6-over-6 windows and replacing them in-kind, extending the parlor windows down to floor level and installing new wood inswing casement windows, restoring the door surround and replacing the double front doors with a single inswing door, replacing the ironwork on the parlor floor windows with new painted black ironwork, cleaning & maintaining the existing cornice, and replacing the existing basement door with a new wood & glass door;

2) Add lot-line windows to eastern facade;

3) Construct a steel, glass and white stucco rooftop addition that would be set back 20 ft. from the primary front facade and 7 ft. from the primary rear facade (though the rear of the rooftop addition would have a zinc overhang that would extend to the edge of the primary rear facade). A metal railing would be embedded in a planter box at the front edge of the rooftop;

4) Demolish the existing 2-story rear addition and the existing walls behind it, and construct a new 2-story brick rear addition with steel and glass windows/doors;

5) Excavate and lower the cellar and basement levels approx. 2 ft.

6) Excavate and lower the garden 2 ft.

Status as of April 20th, 2010:
A public hearing on this application was originally scheduled to take place at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on April 20th, 2010. However, the application was pulled from the agenda at the last minute and postponed.

1969 Designation Report, published by the Landmarks Preservation Commission when they designated the Greenwich Village Historic District

ca. 1940 Tax Photo