354 Franklin Avenue
4 stories 55 feet
Scarano & Associates Architects
Dev-Kanovsky Donny Partner
6 units 8,579 Sq. Ft
The intersection of two streets provides a pale context for this modernist icon. In an area that is home to a mix of residential and industrial buildings, the development seeks to provide a striking composition with austere and elegant design. The large expanses of glass are framed by a ribbon of stone that undulates around the main fa e like a snake through a garden. This stone feature provides both relief and tension as it moves up and around the facade.
With only six units the development is small but every unit is packed with amenities which include individual parking garages, cellar storage spaces and recreation rooms, outdoor terraces and balconies, and multi-height living and sleeping areas. The second and third floor apartments have mezzanine spaces which create an additional multipurpose space for the owner. Direct access to rooftop gardens for the third floor apartments provide a triplex feel to the units, while the second floor has direct access to both the first and cellar levels and outdoor space.
In today's competitive real estate market interesting facade designs and dynamic interior spaces are a sure way to sell apartments at premium prices per square foot.