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The Puck Penthouses, 293 Lafayette Street

At The Southeast corner of East Houston Street   |    NoLiTa/Little Italy

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 1885
  • 6 Apartments
  • 9 Floors
$5,201 Avg. Price / Ft2
$159 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

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The Puck Penthouses, 293 Lafayette Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 82, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

29
Out of 44
+
27
Out of 36
+
16
Out of 39
+
10
=
82
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
No Canopy 1 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Individual Designation 2 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
A lot 0 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
Some 0 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
None 0 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • #3 Rated condo - NoLiTa/Little Italy
How was this building rated?

The Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street in SoHo on the southeast corner of East Houston Street is one of the city’s grand 19th Century buildings and is distinguished by its two gilded statues of Puck, a character from Shakespeare’s “Mid-Summer’s Night Dream.”

The cherub-faced and well-attired Puck was the “mascot” of Puck, the illustrated, satirical weekly, and he stands holding a very large pen that is about his height in his right hand above the building’s mid-block entrance on Lafayette Street and at the third floor corner on Mulberry Street.  The statues were sculpted by Henry Baerer.

In 2011, Jared Kushner, the owner of the building, sought permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to erect six “penthouse” apartments atop the red-brick building that occupies the narrow block between Lafayette, Mulberry Streets, Jersey and East Houston Streets.  A December 9, 2011 article by David Dunlap in The New York Times said that the “the first proposal was all but tossed off the roof by the commission in October.” 

After two revisions, however, Kushner’s plans were approval.

Designed by Albert Wagner in 1885 for the J. Ottman Lithographic Company with large arches at the base and smaller ones on the top floor with a castellated roofline in Germanic Neo-Romanesque-style, this red-brick building is surrounded by a handsome tall fence. 

Wagner also design the building’s South Addition in the same style in 1893.

José Ramirez and Sherida Paulsen of PKSB Architects were the architects for the penthouses and William McIntosh and Leilani Arita were the interior designers.


 

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. M
  2. B
  3. D
  4. F
  5. 6
at Houston 0.06 miles
  1. N
  2. R
at Broadway 0.11 miles
  1. J
  2. Z
at Delencey 0.30 miles
  1. C
  2. E
at 6th Ave and Vandam 0.44 miles
  1. Q
at Lafayette 0.46 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

The Puck Penthouses, 293 Lafayette Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street in SoHo on the southeast corner of East Houston Street is one of the city’s grand 19th Century buildings and is distinguished by its two gilded statues of Puck, a character from Shakespeare’s “Mid-Summer’s Night Dream.”" Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Concierge
  • Great gilded status of Puck on facade
  • Good history of publishing
  • Convenient to excellent shopping and dining
  • Very good public transportation
  • Resident lobby with stained glass window of Puck
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Lots of traffic on Houston Street
  • No gym
  • Five-step-up entrance
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The Puck Penthouses, 293 Lafayette Street Alternate Addresses

  • 295 Lafayette Street
  • 297 Lafayette Street
  • 299 Lafayette Street
  • 301 Lafayette Street
  • 303 Lafayette Street

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 49 Available for Sale
  • $2,535 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,063,633 Avg. Price
  • $3,000,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Puck Penthouses Apt PHV | $29,500,000
    Price / ft2 $5,201
  2. Least Expensive The Royal Elizabeth Apt 6L | $1,195,000
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  • 13 Available for Rent
  • $91 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $15,873 Avg. Price
  • $9,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Puck Penthouses Apt PHV | $75,000
    Price / ft2 $159
  2. Least Expensive 179 Grand Street Apt 2E | $2,900
    Price / ft2 $72

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