We recently wrote about The Silhouette condominium development in Park Slope which is aiming for New York City’s first dual Energy Star and LEED Platinum certification. Robert Roth of the Green Envy Development Group, part of the team developing the four-story, four-unit project, has kindly provided us with both a few clarifications about the building as well as a number of additional renderings for your perusal.
First, the images in our initial post are actually of 270 21st Street, a condominium project which was completed over two years ago. Although there is some overlap in terms of the development team between it and The Silhouette, 270 21st Street was a completely different project that both earned Energy Star and won the 2007 Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce award for best new residential building in the 1 to 5 unit class.
We incorrectly described The Silhouette as “not entirely new construction; Coggan + Crawford preserved an existing old frame house on the site, stripped it of siding, and reclad it in stucco. The renderings you see are actually an addition to the rear of the old house; the fire escape was required by code, so Coggan + Crawford enclosed it in order to create an additional space that also provides common access to the building’s roof.” This description is of the 270 project; The Silhouette is entirely new construction.
Coggan + Crawford is also the architect for The Silhouette and Mr. Roth informs us that Eric Corey Freed will be performing LEED consulting services. “Based upon Mr. Freed’s review of our progress on this project, LEED Platinum is realistically within our grasp,” Mr. Roth told us. Our apologies for inadvertently juxtaposing 270 21st Street with The Silhouette at 272 21st Street; the images below are of The Silhouette.
We’ll continue to follow the project as construction proceeds; we should also note that The Silhouette’s development team also includes Andrew Giancola of Giancola Contracting, Larry Vento of Ridge Iron Works, and Robert S. Brown.
- The Silhouette (gbNYC)