From a liquor merchant to a pistachio baron to a luxury Tribeca residence, the Hubert St. Triplex Penthouse is the resurrection of an 1892 building. Exterior architectural elements, including moldings, cornices, and arched windows were salvaged and restored to their original state, as well as the interior’s wooden beams and exposed brick walls. In the double-height living area, a steel and glass catwalk creates a second story, allowing for a wrap-around library. Although concealed from the street below, a 1,000 square-foot penthouse was added to the rooftop, featuring zinc and steel windows, wooden doors, and steel railings to maintain the building’s historic charm.
Photos: ODA Architecture