New Development on Tribeca’s Cobblestoned Hubert Street: 15 Hubert
Many people think of Tribeca, the coveted triangle below Canal Street, as quintessential New York City. The residential neighborhood that dates back to the late 18th century is seeing the development of Hubert Street, a four-block stretch between West and Hudson Streets. Hubert is one of the few remaining cobblestone roads in Manhattan and is a great backdrop to the most recent condo conversion at the landmarked 15 Hubert (as well as 10 Hubert and 11 Hubert Street).
Built by John M. Forster in 1867 with Italianate elements, 15 Hubert (which also fronts at 407 Greenwich Street) was used as a cheese warehouse around the turn of the century and was home to the Embassy Grocery Corporation from around 1940 to the late ‘60s—You can see Embassy’s advertising sign painted on the adjacent 405 Greenwich. In the 1980s, the building was occupied by a bakery warehouse until the end of the decade when it was converted to residential apartments and the five-story brick facade was covered with scored stucco.
Today, Samson Management’s gut renovation has turned the L-shaped building into an exclusive set of 12 two-bedroom residences, ranging from ~2,300 to 3,075 square feet, including three duplex penthouses that feature private terraces. Samson is also adding a sixth floor, raising the building from 70 to 81 feet tall.
Ingeniously imagined by the award-winning design and architecture firm CetraRuddy, the interiors’ 11-foot ceilings and oversized windows offer streams of natural light, and the industrial design preserves the building’s architectural and historic character. When completed in March 2016, every surface will be modernized with premium finishes—wide-plank solid oak flooring throughout, slate and limestone in the bathrooms, and stainless steel appliances in kitchens that bear Sub-Zero, Viking, and Miele labels. The building will also house an artfully designed rooftop common space with areas for dining, lounging, and relaxing, as well as beautiful views of the city, along with a restaurant on the ground floor.
Right around the corner, the new Almond Tribeca, which opened its doors on Franklin Street just two months ago, is enjoying really rave reviews about its relaxed, chic atmosphere and brilliant dishes. Farther south on Reade Street, Grazin’ Tribeca, introduced to the neighborhood in March, impresses with the amount of care they place on the farm-to-table ingredients they bring in directly from their very own farm. Don’t miss the new sculpture in Tribeca Park made from NYC garbage. Called the Head of Goliath, the city’s latest public art installation (through September) is made entirely of reclaimed wood from shipping pallets and other found materials.
Pricing for units at 15 Hubert St. is between $3.175 million and $6.225 million, and one third of the units are still available. Samson Management just listed the four that remain, one on the second-floor and three penthouses. Please let me know if you would like to learn more about this beautiful new development on a street that will be a very peaceful and scenic place to call home.