The Landmarks Preservation Commission recently reviewed applications for an exterior renovation of a 19th century rowhouse and stable building in Manhattan’s historic Meatpacking District. The neighboring structures are located at 49 and 51 Gansevoort Street and will serve as a flagship location for luxury retailer Loro Piana. Together, the properties will share the address 3 Ninth Avenue.
The proposals include designs by Atmosphere Design Group that call for major renovations of the buildings’ existing exterior conditions. At the ground level, renderings revel floor-to-ceiling windows with bronze metal framing, Portland stone finishes, and Loro Piana-branded signage along both Ninth Avenue and Gansevoort Street. A new canopy awning will also be installed above the retail signage. The existing brickwork at the upper levels of the rowhouse will be maintained.
A metal railing depicted above the single-story stable building suggests the possibility of an outdoor roof terrace.
As reported by The City Record, the Greek Revival-style rowhouse was originally constructed in 1849, then altered in 1887. The neighboring stable building was completed in 1887 and altered in 2008. Today, the storefront sits vacant and is partially overgrown with thick creeping vines.