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Various buildings and spaces by the hand of Morris Adjmi Architects Various buildings and spaces by the hand of Morris Adjmi Architects
As a growing number of formerly industrial New York City neighborhoods makes the transition to residential hot spots, developers almost inevitably run into challenges imposed by the protected status of historic districts and individual landmarks alike. For the lucky ones, this is where Morris Adjmi Architects comes in.

Mr. Adjmi founded his eponymous firm in 1997 after a 13-year collaboration with Pritzker Prize laureate Aldo Rossi. It is known for its respectful approach to historic districts and post-industrial neighborhoods, but most emphatically does not mindlessly churn out slavish reproductions of past buildings. Rather, the team takes a careful look at the context before creating respectful designs that still make a sophisticated statement. As one developer said, "The buildings may not feel like they've always been there, but feel like they should have been."

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111 Charles Street
111 Charles Street West Village
317 Broadway
317 Broadway Tribeca
The Huron, 29 Huron Street
The Huron, 29 Huron Street Greenpoint
Forena, 540 Sixth Avenue
Forena, 540 Sixth Avenue Chelsea
83 Walker Street
83 Walker Street Tribeca
185-Grand-Street (Photo credit: Jimi Billingsley)

“By virtue of its location or context or the history of the neighborhood, we can justify different levels of visibility.” - Morris Adjmi

Eye-catching commercial works include the Scholastic building in Soho, the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, and the Samsung building in the Meatpacking District. Meanwhile, residential buildings throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn display examples of Morris Adjmi Architects' mastery of architecture and interior design alike. This has reached a point where we may see apartments in Morris Adjmi-designed buildings reach the level of prestige once reserved for Rosario Candela and Emery Roth's designs. We take a look at upcoming projects we are excited to see, and some of his most in-demand designs throughout New York.

Coming Soon

29 Huron Street
Completion estimated for 2022
Condominium | 13 stories | 171 units

While the Greenpoint rezoning has significant implications for the neighborhood's future, Morris Adjmi Architects looked to its past when designing The Huron, a two-towered condo development on the Greenpoint waterfront. The brick podium was inspired by surrounding warehouses, and the glass and steel of the towers are a nod to Greenpoint's industrial heritage.
An offering plan filed in March 2022 indicates that a sales launch may be on the horizon for later this year. A sellout price was not listed, but CityRealty data shows that the average price of a Greenpoint condo is $1,420 per square foot. Moreover, CityRealty listings show 41 Greenpoint condos for sale at a median price of $1.65 million ($1,440 per square foot). However, it should be noted that condos of this caliber are rare in Greenpoint; the stock mostly comprises boutique condominiums and the occasional commercial conversion. The most comparable condo may be The Greenpoint, a waterfront high-rise where current availabilities begin at $1.925 million.

"We drew inspiration from post-industrial architecture, the cinematic hues of Edward Hopper’s urbanscapes, and the everyday luminosity and artistry of the local community" — Morris Adjmi on The Huron

The Huron swimming pool
The Huron will offer not only the cachet of living in a Morris Adjmi building, but a total of 30,000 square feet of lifestyle amenities. These are set to include a fitness center with locker rooms and saunas, an indoor saltwater pool overlooking the Manhattan skyline, a fully equipped residents' lounge, co-working spaces, a private dining room, a media room, a children’s playroom, an outdoor playground, a music practice room, a package room, a roof terrace with BBQ grills, a bike room, and on-site parking.

Details are not yet available about the condos' interiors; but, as the building's massing maximizes the possibility of unobstructed river views, residents can be assured of incredible light and vistas. Select units will have private outdoor space.
29-Huron-Street Construction progress circa April 2022 (CityRealty)

Completion estimated for 2022
Condominium | 7 stories | 19 units

On the corner of Hudson and Charles Streets in the West Village, a new condominium has risen on the former site of a gas station and auto body shop. The building's undulating shape is already evident, and next to go up is the Landmarks-approved red brick facade, curved corner windows, and casement windows. The residences inside will comprise a mix of one- to three-bedroom layouts, including a setback penthouse with a rooftop terrace.

Completion estimated for 2022
Rental | 29 stories | 284 units

550-Clinton-Avenue-01 550 Clinton Avenue (Morris Adjmi Architects)
On the corner of Clinton and Atlantic Avenues, 550 Clinton Avenue is set to make a dramatic statement with a gently angled tower rising from a four-story podium. In exchange for development rights, the project includes the restoration of the ornated facade of Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, a landmarked church in the same block as the new building; indeed, the torque of the tower was designed to make the most of views of the church's belfry through floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities are set to include a fitness center, game lounge, coworking space, and terrace with outdoor pool.

Completion estimated for 2023
Rental | 20 stories | 76 units

317-Broadway-01 317 Broadway (Morris Adjmi Architects and UALNY)
At the end of 2020, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans for a 20-story building at at 317 Broadway. (Tribeca Citizen observes that a replacement for the shuttered McDonald's formerly on the site can’t come soon enough for locals.) The new residential tower will be clad in gray terrazzo and painted aluminum, and a portion of the 76 units will be made affordable as part of the city's Voluntary Inclusionary Housing Program. In addition to raising the new tower, the developers will restore and preserve 315 Broadway, a landmarked, Italianate-style marble and cast-iron building next door.

Now Selling

540 Sixth Avenue
Completed in 2022
Condominium | 12 stories | 50 units

2 available listings from $1,725,000

Closings have commenced at FÖRENA, Morris Adjmi Architects' latest design at the crossroads of Chelsea, Union Square, Greenwich Village, and the Flatiron District. Its sloping metal frame and stepped terraces make a dramatic statement at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 14th Street. However, the Scandinavian-inspired interiors, also designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, feature a soothing palette, luxurious materials and finishes, and gracious proportions to create a relaxing atmosphere.

540-Sixth-Avenue-02 FORENA, #3C (Evan Joseph)
From the Listing: Introducing Residence 3C: an oversized 1-bedroom, 1 and 1 half-bathroom residence with western exposures and stunning 5" white making flooring throughout. Oversized tilt-and-turn windows pre-wired for window treatments offer enhanced noise reduction for this almost 900-square-foot home. Upon entry, a jeweled powder room featuring a custom Morris Adjmi-designed lacquered gray vanity and Haisa marble floors and accent wall. An adjacent closet provides convenient storage, as they foyer unfolds to the large bespoke kitchen outfitted with a complete Miele appliance suite. See floor plan and full details here.

185 Grand Street
Completed in 2022
Condominium | 7 stories | 20 units

4 available listings from $1,355,000

185-Grand-Street (Photo credit: Jimi Billingsley)
Morris Adjmi is well known for his creative use of brick, and that comes across especially well at The Grand Mulberry, a boutique condominium with the Italian American Museum as the anchor tenant. The red brick facade is consistent with its surroundings, and varying colors of brick trace the fenestration patterns of typical tenement buildings. Oversized windows fill the units inside with abundant natural light, and Adjmi-designed kitchens come equipped with white matte lacquer cabinetry, scalloped mosaic tile backsplash, and integrated Miele appliances.

185-Grand-Street-02 The Grand Mulberry, #6D (Core Group NYC)
From the Listing: Immediately upon entering Residence 6D you are greeted by a gracious foyer flanked by your own private balcony. As you enter the dining area and kitchen, you’ll notice the bespoke features including white matte lacquer cabinetry, adorned with brushed brass hardware, and a scalloped mosaic tile backsplash. Miele integrated appliances promise excellence in both design and performance, augmented by an externally vented range hood. The spacious living room is framed by custom oversized casement windows providing beautiful eastern light and views onto charming Mulberry Street. See floor plan and full details here.

85 Jay Street
Completed in 2021
Condominium | 21 stories | 732 units

26 available listings from $1,050,000

85-Jay-Street-01 All images of Front & York via Williams New York
Spanning a full city block, 85 Jay Street is DUMBO's largest residential development. Its design by Morris Adjmi Architects pays homage to the neighborhood's industrial past with a hand-laid brick facade and arched openings inspired by the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The interiors of both Front and York were also designed by Morris Adjmi Architects with history in mind; high ceilings and warehouse-inspired windows merge seamlessly with modern appliances and high-end materials to create one-of-a-kind homes.

From the Listing: Penthouse 20B -YORK is a 1,294-square-foot light-filled two-bedroom, two-bath home offering a gracious layout and immense floor-to-ceiling divided light windows that boast expansive views of the river and iconic New York City skyline. A gorgeous 410-square-foot terrace with gas grill lends itself to extraordinary indoor outdoor entertaining. Elegant and refined interiors are graced with chevron-patterned white oak flooring and lofty ceilings heights. See floor plan and full details here.

215 North 10th Street
Completed in 2021
Condominium | 6 stories | 31 units

4 available listings from $765,000

215-North-10th-Street-01 NX (Compass)
The six-story NX rose on the former site of a one-story warehouse, but its buff brick facade and black steel accents pay tribute to Williamsburg's rowhouses and warehouses. However, the residences and amenities were designed with today's buyers in mind: Several units have private outdoor space, and amenities include an attended lobby with adjacent package room, a fitness center, and a sun roof with a lawn, shuffleboard court, outdoor kitchen, loungers, and communal tables and bar seating.
From the Listing: Designed inside and out by famed architect Morris Adjmi, NX meets Williamsburg’s contemporary landscape that combines the vernacular of its row houses and warehouses. Six-inch wide European center cut oak floors and black clad windows, rising to ten-foot ceilings, create a modern canvas with light-flooded interiors. Sound attenuation and Smart Locks by SALTO offer a quiet, secure retreat. Custom closets keep everything in order and the ample private outdoor space that accompanies most residences, lets the fresh air in. See floor plan and full details here.

45 East 7th Street
Completed in 2020
Condominium | 7 stories | 21 units

1 available listing for $7,995,000

45-East-7th-Street-02 No. 45E7 (Douglas Elliman)
Five years after a deadly gas explosion leveled the walk-up buildings previously on-site, construction is nearly complete at No. 45E7, Morris Adjmi Architects’ new seven-story condominium on the corner of Second Avenue and East 7th Street. The light brick facade, large yet traditional windows, and a bronze memorial plaque honoring the two people who died in the explosion were instrumental in the project in the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District passing muster with the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The interiors, also designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, feature luminous atmospheres, natural materials, and a high-tech infrastructure allowing residents to control the shades and lighting from a mobile device.

45-East-7th-Street-02 No. 45e7, #PH (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: The Penthouse at 45 East 7th Street is a jaw-dropping single floor trophy home spanning the entire top of the building’s floor plate with over 2,500 square feet interior and providing the highest level of comfort and indoor-outdoor living with a private corner terrace extending 2,100+ square feet with its widest area measuring over 100’ long and over 50’ wide! Enter through the gallery measuring nearly 40’ long toward the home’s massive open concept living area and kitchen all with airy 10’ ceilings throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

Completed in 2020
Condominium | 8 stories | 5 units

No current availabilities

260-Bowery-01 All images of 260 Bowery via Nexus Development Group
Owing to its address in the Special Little Italy District, 260 Bowery's height was capped at 85 feet. However, that does not appear to be to its detriment - on the contrary, it allows this recent addition to greater complement its nearest neighbors (including the Adjmi-designed 250 Bowery; see below). The building features a masonry-inspired light brick facade and oversized windows that fill the apartments inside with abundant natural light. The interiors were also inspired by the lofts of yesteryear, and enjoy expansive proportions and luxurious finishes.

30 East 31st Street
Completed in 2019
Condominium | 42 stories | 42 units

6 available listings from $2,375,000

30E31 via Reuveni Real Estate 30E31
As NoMad started to emerge as a residential, culinary, and cultural destination, local preservationists lamented the demolition of a Romanesque Revival parish house to make way for a new condo tower. However, upon seeing that Morris Adjmi Architects incorporated Gothic elements like fluted terra cotta piers, bays of brass-framed windows, and an elegant lattice crown, architecture enthusiasts were eventually won over. The units offer incredible privacy, views, and luxury.

30-East-31st-Street-02 30E31, #27 (Reuveni Real Estate)
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From the Listing: Residence 27 is a full-floor residence with 9’-9’ ceilings, offering abundant light and views to the north, west, and south, capturing the dynamic New York City skyline. This sophisticated home offers 7’ wide-plank white oak flooring throughout, expansive picture-frame windows and multi-zone climate control. The inviting kitchen offers custom walnut cabinetry, crafted in Italy, and is complemented by exquisite quartzite countertops and backsplashes with a leather-textured finish. Elegant fixtures, custom-designed by Morris Adjmi, and appliances by Bosch, Sub-Zero, and Wolf (with a range hood that vents out) to complete the picture. Now offering 2 years free of common charges. See floor plan and full details here.

Completed in 2019
Condominium | 14 stories | 48 units

3 available listings from $1,450,000

211-Schermerhorn-Street-01 All images of 211 Schermerhorn Street via Arc Media
Located on the cusp of Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Cobble Hill, 211 Schermerhorn Street's design draws on the architectural history of those landmarked neighborhoods. The clean lines, industrially-inspired and gridded floor-to-ceiling windows, and textured Danish brick facade pay tribute to the past while nudging the building into the modern day.

From the Listing: Unit 14B is an inviting 3-bedroom apartment, situated away from the bustle of Schermerhorn. The open kitchen flows into the spacious living/dining area with a sizeable balcony that faces north for picturesque city views. The unit’s wing layout separates the sleeping quarters from the rest of the residence and includes plenty of closet space and storage throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

Completed in 2017
Condominium | 9 stories | 9 units

1 available listing for $2,850,000

83 Walker Street is a recent addition to its street in the Tribeca East Historic District, but its inverted concrete facade blends seamlessly with its cast-iron neighbors. Indeed, the Landmarks Preservation Commission described it as "a contemporary and sympathetic complement" upon approving its design. The arched openings are infilled with mahogany wood window units that are sound-insulated to buffer the noise of the city.

83-Walker-Street-02 83 Walker Street, #9 (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: Sunbathe, stargaze and dine alfresco on the private roof terrace of this striking penthouse loft located in a boutique Morris Adjmi- designed condominium in historic East Tribeca! Step off the key-locked elevator to a sun-drenched Living/Dining room with soaring ceilings, wide plank floors and sweeping views of the iconic Manhattan skyline from a wall of dramatic arched windows. The sleek chef’s kitchen with center-island is open to the entertaining space and features deep Caesarstone countertops, custom Scavolini cabinetry and top-of-the-line Bosch and Fisher/Paykel appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

Completed in 2017
Condominium | 7 stories | 30 units

No current availabilities

465-Pacific-Street-01 465 Pacific Street
465 Pacific Street was an early entrant in the Brooklyn boutique condo boom, and one that pays respectful tribute to the historic blocks surrounding it. The lower brick volume draws inspiration from the brick townhouses throughout Boerum Hill, while the stepped-back upper floors' metal cladding adds a touch of modernity to the building.

Completed in 2017
Condominium | 19 stories | 53 units

No current availabilities

55-West-17th-Street-01 55 West 17th Street via Toll Brothers
55 West 17th Street is located just outside the Ladies Mile Historic District, yet pays respectful tribute to the area with its cast-iron metalwork, handmade brick facade, and bronze-toned metal accents. However, sustainable features like double-insulated windows; low-e glazing to reduce heat gain/loss; low-flow water fixtures and faucets; occupation censors in common areas; and a ‘green cleaning’ program are in line with the climate realities of today.

Completed in 2017
Condominium | 6 stories | 9 units

No current availabilities

138-North-10th-Street-01 All images of 138 North 10th Street via Compass
It's hard for today's visitors to believe, but Williamsburg was once almost entirely factories and warehouses. 138 North 10th Street pays tribute to that history with thin brick piers, spandrels above a board-formed concrete base, and warehouse windows that fill the apartments inside with incredible light. However, an Italian Modernist touch gives the building a contemporary flair.

110-122 Congress Street
Completed in 2015
Condominium | 3 stories | 9 units

1 available listing for $6,675,000

112-Congress-Street-01 All images of The Townhouses of Cobble Hill via Compass
While a new wave of skyscrapers and boutique condos is taking shape all over Brooklyn, some say there is no substitute for the rowhouses that brought the borough to prominence. This stretch of nine townhouses is united by a single cornice, and all units feature a brick facade, oversized casement windows, and other features inspired by prewar design. However, interiors offer spacious layouts as well as plumbing, lighting, wiring, soundproofing, and central heat and air conditioning in line with today's buyers' needs.

110-Congress-Street-02 The Townhouses of Cobble Hill (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Move right into the dream of townhouse living! 122 Congress is an 1850s Italianate home that was completely reimagined from the inside out. Designed by Morris Adjmi in 2015, this 25’ wide home retains its historic red brick facade curb appeal while providing the ultimate in modern comfort and convenience. This 5bed/5bath home with 6 landscaped outdoor spaces, a top floor sanctuary surrounded by flowers and sky plus 10’ ceilings on the parlor and garden levels and 9’ on the cellar floor offers flexibility and space to accommodate work, kids, gym, entertaining, out of town guests and more. See floor plan and full details here.

36 Bleecker Street
Completed in 1885, converted in 2014
Condominium | 7 stories | 21 units

1 available listing for $10,995,000

36-Bleecker-Street-01 The Schumacher (Credit: Matthew Williams for Morris Adjmi Architects)
36 Bleecker Street was originally constructed in the late 19th century for the Schumacher and Ettinger Lithography Studio. More than 100 years later, when the condo conversion was underway, Morris Adjmi Architects embarked on a painstaking restoration of the marble windowsills, brick detailing, an ornate storefront, and other Romanesque Revival-style architectural elements. Inside, the brick and terra cotta vaulted ceilings were also restored to give the condos extra character.

36-Bleecker-Street-02 The Schumacher, #5A (Compass)
From the Listing: A superlative home in an exceptional building, Residence 5A at The Schumacher is grand in scale and dramatic in sensibility, an achievement in space and design in Noho’s most coveted condominium. Built as a four -bedroom loft, this stunning apartment was converted to a three-bedroom of outstanding proportions. Sought after prewar details include soaring 12’ exposed brick barrel vaulted ceilings (the highest ceilings in the building), oversized arched wood frame windows, fumed 7.5" wide plank white oak floors and cold rolled blackened steel accents. See floor plan and full details here.

Completed in 2014
Condominium | 9 stories | 18 units

1 available listing for $32,000/month

11-North-Moore-Street-01 11 North Moore Street via Nest Seekers
11 North Moore Street's limestone facade is reminiscent of classical and industrial influences in its Tribeca neighborhood. A two-story black steel base adds a touch of modernity to the building, but not jarringly so. Likewise, the apartments inside enjoy proportions and layouts comparable to the lofts of yesteryear, but come equipped with high-end finishes and appliances.

11-North-Moore-Street-04 11 North Moore Street, #3A (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Surround yourself in Tribeca treetop views and exceptional finishes in this sprawling four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom designer residence in a modern doorman building. Gleaming wide-plank hardwood floors, 11-foot-tall ceilings, bold lighting and custom wall coverings add chic style throughout. A gracious entry flanked by a coat closet and powder room flows to the show stopping great room, where generous living and dining areas are surrounded by walls of glass overlooking St. John’s Park. See floor plan and full details here.

71 Laight Street
Built in 1903, converted in 2013
Condominium | 6 stories | 33 units

1 available listing for $10,500,000

71-Laight-Street-01 Sterling Mason
Sterling Mason comprises two buildings: a coffee and tea warehouse made of brick and dating back to 1905, and a new building designed as its mirror image with every detail recreated in marine-grade, plasma-finished aluminum and aluminum-coated GFRC panels. The result has been compared to a photo negative or a mirage, and the apartments inside have been in high demand by luxury buyers.

71-Laight-Street-02 Sterling Mason, #4D (Compass)
From the Listing: Located in the prestigious Sterling Mason building, this turnkey home has it all. As you enter this loft-like home through your spacious gallery foyer, you are greeted with 10’ ceilings into your 31-foot great room facing north and east overlooking Tribeca’s beautiful cobblestone streets. The grand living room features 6 large windows that let a great amount of sunlight in and a beautiful ethanol fireplace. Your spacious eat-in kitchen, designed by Henrybuilt, is separated by pocket doors showcasing a corner dining banquette. See floor plan and full details here.

Completed in 2008
Condominium | 9 stories | 4 units

1 available listing for $10,500,000

408-Greenwich-Street-01 All images of 408 Greenwich Street via Sotheby's
408 Greenwich Street is located in the Tribeca North Historic District, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission described this design by Morris Adjmi Architects as "a terrific modern application to the scale and character of the neighborhood." The building is distinguished at street level by its terra cotta columns and broad arched windows that fill the apartments inside with incredible light.

408-Greenwich-Street-02 408 Greenwich Street, #6 (Compass)
From the Listing: Truly one of the most unique and luxurious spaces to come to market in Tribeca, the sixth floor of 408 Greenwich Street is now offered for its lucky new owner. The loft is the result of a gut-to-the-studs renovation, completed by Voorsanger Architects, one of only a handful of individual projects the acclaimed firm has ever completed. Enter into the apartment via key-locked elevator, and you immediately take note of the level of care and attention that went into the renovation. The elevator opens into a foyer, clad in a long, textured limestone wall with tilts and angles, wrapping around the edge of the entry area and opening to full reveal of the massive corner living room. See floor plan and full details here.

Completed in 2008, converted in 2013
Condominium | 8 stories | 24 units

2 available listings from $1,298,000

250-Bowery-01 All images of 250 Bowery via Compass
250 Bowery was designed in collaboration with Aldo Andreoli and brings a contemporary flair to a stretch of the Bowery once known for tenement buildings. However, the muted facade, layer of grids, and factory-inspired windows are all in place with sensitivity to the area's context.

250-Bowery-02 250 Bowery, #6C (Exp Realty NYC)
From the Listing: These 2 one-bedroom apartments, Apt 6C and Apt 6D, adjacent to one another, are exclusive offered together or separately. Convert into your own 3-bedroom apartment! Each apartment is sun drenched floor to ceiling windows facing West with skylight facing downtown Manhattan, electronic window treatments, equipped with high end kitchen appliances, fully cabinet kitchen, marble waterfall countertop and backsplash, washer/dryer in units and hard wood floors. See floor plan and full details here.

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