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Astor Row Porches

New York, NY
Restoration of 20 Wooden Porches.

With a maximum use of existing fabric, the Astor Row Porches project restored historical elements with contemporary means, created new components within a modest budget, and contributed to the revitalization of the neighborhood.

Astor Row is a group of 28 houses on West 130th Street in Harlem built in the 1880's on land owned by the Astor family. Grouped in pairs, they were designated as Landmarks because of their architectural character and their unique wood porches, unusual for Manhattan. The project involved the restoration of the wood porches, as well as masonry and roofing, and the gut rehabilitation of two of the buildings to provide eight co-op apartments.