Bond Street in lower Manhattan’s has turned into a short “starchitect” row and Boston Valley Terra Cotta is playing a key role in the street’s latest project. The Orchard Park-based firm is designing and constructing the terra cotta panels that will grace the façade of architect Annabelle Selldorf’s 10 Bond Steet, a seven-story, 11-unit infill project. The building’s façade treatment takes center stage in the project’s sales office.
10 Bond Street is being developed by SK Development, Ironstate Development and the Chetrit Group on the corner of Bond and Lafayette streets. The new building required Landarks Preservation Commission approval and some are saying it is “one of Selldorf’s best works to date.”
The yet incomplete addition of Annabelle Selldorf’s 10 Bond Street to the starchitecture-lined corridor is already at home ahead of its early 2015 completion: four of the building’s 11 homes are already in contract, and the building’s neighbors are lauding its form. Such, they say, is the triumph of Selldorf’s design of undulating hand-cast terra-cotta panels and many large windows. Selldorf has her hand in designing both the building’s exterior and interiors, which will house one townhouse, one penthouse, and nine two- and three-bedroom homes, starting at $4.55 million.
The building is developed by the trifecta of SK Development, Ironstate Development, and the Chetrit Group, and is, according to Corcoran Sunshine broker Elizabeth Unger, a “new kid on the block, and one of the last kids on the block.” And that’s literal. It joins the ranks of Herzog & de Meuron’s antithetical 40 Bond Street and BKSK’s 25 Bond Street.
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