Renderings Revealed for 557 East 161st Street in Melrose, The Bronx

Front view of 557 East 161st Street - Node Architecture, Engineering, ConsultingFront view of 557 East 161st Street - Node Architecture, Engineering, Consulting

Renderings from Node Architecture, Engineering, Consulting reveal a proposed four-story residential building at 557 East 161st Street in Melrose, The Bronx. The structure will eventually comprise 8,500 square feet and yield nine rental units.

The mix of apartments includes nine studios, a single one-bedroom unit, and a trio of two-bedroom homes. Node’s design team successfully leveraged area zoning and strategic circulation planning to deliver three units per floor, plus one extra studio unit on the roof level.

Additional scope of development includes a partial cellar with bike storage, a small roof terrace, and a 300-square-foot rear yard with recreational space.

Alternate view of 557 East 161st Street - Node Architecture, Engineering, Consulting

Alternate view of 557 East 161st Street – Node Architecture, Engineering, Consulting

Rear view of 557 East 161st Street - Node Architecture, Engineering, Consulting

Rear view of 557 East 161st Street – Node Architecture, Engineering, Consulting

Renderings show a masonry façade and a conventional grid of windows. The roof level is staggered, possibly making way for a roof terrace.

The design studio is particularly focused on the construction of sustainable residential properties, and this latest structure is no different. Each unit will have floor-to-ceiling double-paned windows encased in black painted aluminum to reduce temperature gain and loss within the building. These features will help reduce energy costs in relation to temperature control.

The building’s overall insulation and airtightness are above code and further enhance the structure’s energy efficiency.

No word yet on when the building might be completed, nor the developer behind the project.

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20 Comments on "Renderings Revealed for 557 East 161st Street in Melrose, The Bronx"

  1. “Each unit will have floor-to-ceiling double-paned windows encased in black painted aluminum to reduce temperature gain and loss within the building. These features will help reduce energy costs in relation to temperature control.”

    Double pane windows are standard, and aluminum is the worst or 2nd worst window frame material for thermal bridging. That sentence makes no sense.

  2. Well…that’s depressing.

  3. David : Sent From Heaven. | March 27, 2021 at 9:15 am | Reply

    Wait and see the project, although the result will come out as renderings; designs just do: Thank you.

  4. I would like to apliy this apartment

  5. Thats a guard tower right?

  6. Bleak, even for the Bronx. Maybe right for the Gulag

  7. I think they imaging the darn court house, and I can bet that the rent is suited for Court Officers or/and Judges who will eventually live double lives and gave an excuse like “”” WORK”” ..The everyday lives that give directors, producers, screen writers and novel writers the opportunity to benefit from.
    To each is owned, hopefully. But than again can you really sleep at night ,

  8. Patricia Marcano | March 28, 2021 at 10:28 am | Reply

    How do I apply for senior housing

  9. How we can add our name for housing lottery.

  10. Ladies & Gentlemen, feast your eyes on Code Minimum design

  11. Margarita Almestica | March 28, 2021 at 8:23 pm | Reply

    Hi good Night l want to no if they have apartment for housing the 3 o 4 bedroom

  12. We need affordable condominiums in Community Board #3. Home ownership is the way to go. We already have enough shelters and low income housing.

  13. Kelvin D Hodge | March 29, 2021 at 11:08 am | Reply

    I need information about the property, investment property, rental property and purchasing opportunities.

  14. How can i apply?

  15. I would like to take one bedroom apartment

  16. Hi l look for two bed

  17. Michael Jenkins | March 31, 2021 at 2:59 pm | Reply

    That block is rat infested, definitely will have rat problems

  18. My name is the noel padilla I’m a 62 year old man trying to find affordable housing.

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