A new proposal to merge and renovate 36 and 38 West 10th Street is set to be reviewed by the LPC today. Located along West 10th street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village, the project is composed of two five-story brownstones, each with six units apiece, which will be turned into a single mansion. The revisions are being carried out by John Ike of Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects. The developer of the project is Tom Van Loben Sels.
Plans call for the 8,976 square foot 38 West 10th Street to merge with its neighbor, of a similar scope. An overhaul of the northern facades along West 10th Street would come with a new darker rusticated cast brownstone to match the surrounding context and adjacent buildings. Other proposed plans include new window sill planters for each window, brownstone enframnents to match the new facade, clerestory skylights, a deep and dark colored cornice line above the fifth floor, and proposed metal bulkheads and mechanical equipment placed in the center of the roof to prevent them from being seen from the sidewalk.
Much of the original veneer ties holding up the old and deteriorating brownstone facade and structural walls have worn away over time. They will be fully replaced with new metal ties that will hold up the new four-inch deep cast stones. On the southern facade, all the windows would be replaced with new steel and glass frames. Each would be accompanied with cast brownstone sills and lintels. Painted steel rails would come attached and fastened to the new masonry facade on the second-floor windows above the backyard patio. Identical skylights are proposed on both 36 and 38 West 10th Street, sitting under a raised back planter wall for the new roof line of both brownstones. The buildings would be topped off with new bulkheads and mechanical equipment covered with metal screens.
The LPC will review the proposal later today.