16 Minetta Lane
Architect: Kushner Studios
Project Cost: $ 2.2 million (Est.)
Program: 1 Working fireplaces seasonal solarium, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Living space, Guest House, 2 courtyards, Rooftop, Cooking, 83' Indoor/ Outdoor. Climbing Wall.
This project represents the culmination of Partner Adam Kushner’s dream of a fully integrated design/build/development paradigm. Its deeply philosophical narrative draws from the project’s historical context of a house running over the mythical Minetta Brook. The crossing trees forming a Gothic archway fronting Minetta Street inspired the other defining narrative structure played out in the building’s newly inserted facade. Looking both forwards and backwards, the stacked chord wood pile, so much the staple of our rural landscape, and once part of this sites history, becomes reintergrated again as device to filter light through the facade. The inceptive design moment occured as the partner was cutting away a tree that had fallen post Superstorm Sandy combined with a ad hoc game of hide and go seek he was having with his kids. Somewhere in all of this, he provided a wonderful place to shelter his family for the foreseeable future
New York City