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Infill Housing Project

New York, NY

Many vacant lots were created between brownstones when the City demolished deteriorated city-owned townhouses in the 1980's. This City-funded project allowed developers and architects to re-envision the block without structural gaps.

On five block fronts between West 128th Street and West 134th Street, new housing was designed for all City-owned vacant lots. The result was 28 two or four-family new brownstone-type residences for home-ownership. Because many of the new homes were within the state-designated Lafayette Historic District, houses were designed to maintain adjacent building height, provide ample stairs perpendicular to the sidewalk along with a brownstone colored finish.

Contemporary interiors provide two and three floors for the owner with one or two floors for tenants.