Restored West Village development gets made-to-order aesthetic touches

January 07, 2010 02:01PM

Faced with the challenge of restoring the landmarked, 130-unit co-op development at 137-145-149 West 12th Street to its full potential, architect Alfred Karman went to extreme measures to match the original glory of the turn-of-the-century building, including digging up archived original photos of the structure. From there, Habitat Magazine reported, a century-old lighting company was called in to make modern-day replications of the three buildings’ original gas lamps, according to Eric Ehrenhaus, a managing agent for the development. In all, the $40,000 project took around seven months to complete and included multiple structural and aesthetic upgrades, Ehrenhaus said.


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