DDG has transformed a former hotel from the early 1900s into a luxury residential building. And the Townhouse is a hymn to eclecticism.
In Brooklyn Heights, The Standish has announced a yacht partnership of its own. The building’s developers, DDG and Westbrook Partners, have partnered with the boat valet at One°15 Brooklyn Marina, the city’s newest marina and sailing club.
In Brooklyn Heights, the Beaux-Arts hotel-turned-luxury-condominium The Standish has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the newly-open One°15 Brooklyn Marina for a Boat Valet, who will work with the DDG Concierge to curate and arrange private boating excursions with the City’s newest marina and sailing club, located in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Renovation and repurposing of many buildings formerly owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses are expected to be complete in the next few years. Luxury residences at one, a former hotel at 171 Columbia Heights called The Standish, set new price records.
“We are the only building in Brooklyn that offers townhouse square footage on a single floor. Our 5,000 square foot units give the buyer everything involved in owning a townhouse but with many more conveniences.”
New York designers Bec Brittain and John Hogan have worked together to update Brittain’s Aries lighting series with sculptural glass pieces, on show during this month’s NYCxDesign.
Gone are the days of boring beige model apartments. Over the past few years, top developers have turned to elite designers to outfit model units in New York’s most prestigious buildings. There was Kelly Behun’s art-filled aerie in Rafael Viñoly’s towering 432 Park, then Brad Ford’s “living showroom” at Shigeru Ban’s Cast Iron House, Matter’s hip apartment in DDG’s The Standish and many, many more.
New York–based designer Bec Brittain builds an artful assemblage of light and color in her Flags, composed of brass beams bearing LED fixtures and veils of tinted glass that sweep down to the floor like silken banners. The beams can be arranged singly or in multiples.
A luxury condo building that served as the home for Superman’s alter ego sold 85 percent of their apartments just more than a year after going on the market.
Welcome Cope: a new studio venture for Calico. Don’t call it a diffusion line; instead, Cope expands on Calico’s patterns, transposing them onto soft goods, starting with plush pillows and wispy drapery fabric. The collection includes the wavy ‘Sumi’, inspired by water and with which the Copes just recently completed a 100-ft-screen in The Standish, in Brooklyn Heights.
Rachel and Nick Cope, the 30-something couple behind Calico Wallpaper, had wanted to make textile versions of their mural-style wallpapers since they founded their company in 2013. Now, fans of Calico can finally decorate their pillows and windows in Rachel’s ‘‘asymmetrical, organic’’ patterns — which she prints and paints in her studio before they’re transferred digitally — with fabrics from their sister line, Cope.
Perfect summer days in Brooklyn can begin and end with the city at your feet. When you gaze out from your private terrace or the rooftop garden at your Brooklyn Heights home at The Standish, you’ll be taking in panoramic views of the river, the harbor, Downtown Manhattan, Governors Island, and the neighboring rooftops (more…)
Paul Kremer was born in 1971 and is an American artist who lives and works in Houston, Texas. His style can be described as a graphical interpretation of Color Field painting, an abstract style that emerged in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s; and Minimalism, which has its origins in various art and design movements.
“I see my work as a concept that is to be played with,” says lighting designer Bec Brittain. Anyone familiar with the SHY Light series can attest. Since establishing her firm in 2011, the designer’s signature sculptural and flexible lighting system has brought her to the forefront of innovation in her field.
Pilot is docked in Brooklyn Heights, at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, where it is expected to stay until October. Its arrival follows other restaurants opening decidedly in the area around the park because of its prime views.
From surreal sculptures to multi-colored murals, Wallpaper Magazine brings you the best of the world’s installation en plein air…
Construction is wrapping up on the façade restoration at The Standish, a 12-story condo conversion in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. Now, DDG and Westbrook Partners are in the process of converting the rentals to 31 condo apartments ranging in size from one- to five-bedrooms.
While new construction reigns supreme in many cities with robust luxury markets, there are also plenty of gut renovations in the works in New York and London, resulting in high-end condominium sales in historic buildings.
Public spaces in the city are filled with sculpture and other artworks that reward the attentive viewer. Here’s one critic’s summertime tour.
The idea of locality inspired DDG for one of its amenity offerings at The Standish, its anticipated 29-unit condo conversion within Brooklyn Heights’s former Standish Arms hotel. Residents of the building will have access to a “boat valet,” through the One °15 Brooklyn Marina in Brooklyn Bridge Park, who can arrange for sailing lessons and other “private boat experiences” along the East River.
The 5th Annual Collective Design Fair opened its doors on Tuesday, kicking off the expanded roster of NYCxDESIGN festivities taking place around New York City in May. Founded by architect Steven Learner, Collective showcases a treasure trove of design objects, installations, and vintage and contemporary furnishings.
Brittain explains, “I was making a minimal structure. I needed it to be beautiful, but not let that get in the way of the bright points of light. They would be the star of the whole thing. The rest would be the support player.”
The newly renovated Standish Arms Hotel at 171 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights – home to Superman’s alter ego in the DC comics – has been converted into condos. The building was also mentioned in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.”
NYCxDesign, the citywide celebration of design, fashion, architecture and art, officially runs from May 3 to 24. But throughout the month, galleries, showrooms, museums and trade fairs will host exhibitions, tours and conversations. Here are some standouts.
Dale Chihuly’s otherworldly glass sculptures adorn some of the world’s most prominent hotels, museums, and transportation hubs, commanding awe with their impressive scale and inimitable hues. Now, for the first time in more than a decade, the artist will debut a major outdoor exhibition in New York, at the city’s landmark Botanical Garden.
Some subjects in art never cease to be reinterpreted. One such everlasting muse? The landscape. For Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper’s Imagined Landscape presentation in Milan, the husband-and-wife duo asked four of their favorite creatives to turn their personalized riffs on landscapes into digitally-printed wallpapers.
As a former real estate titan digs into his role as the 45th president, his administration is gut renovating, shifting budgets and amending laws. But stay calm! These five residential projects provide exceptional housing.
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Public Art Fund (PAF) is bringing Descension, Anish Kapoor‘s continuously swirling black whirlpool, to the scenic Brooklyn Bridge Park. The striking installation—which is 26 feet in diameter and creates what appears to be a negative space in the ground—will be situated at Pier 1 of the waterfront park, in a striking juxtaposition with the East River.
Our guide to new art shows — and some that will be closing soon.
Jamie Gray runs furniture gallery and showroom Matter in SoHo, which features a collection of contemporary masterpieces alongside in-house line MatterMade, and serves as a barometer of tastes and trends in the ever-evolving field of design.
Scent can control your emotions and influence your behavior, without showing you anything, without touching you, and without saying a single word to you. This power is something most people don’t even think about. In fact, most people are unaware that it is being used or when they themselves are using it.
Keen to distinguish the Armory Show, which is facing competition from almost 300 other contemporary art fairs around the world, the New York art fair’s executive director, Benjamin Genocchio, is playing up the gritty industrial space of Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River.
At the River Café, on the East River, a goal is to provide a classic high-level breakfast “in the style of the grand hotels of Europe,” said the owner, Michael O’Keeffe.
It’s official. Food & Wine is coming to Brooklyn this February to celebrate the borough’s epic culinary scene. On February 17th and 18th, 150 of the area’s top restaurants, chefs, artisans and purveyors will take over the Barclays Center for a weekend of food, music and entertainment. And it doesn’t stop there. On February 19th, the festival continues with on-location events all over Brooklyn.
It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. This guide is a sampling of cultural highlights taking place in New York this weekend and over the week ahead. And there’s much more where these came from.
In hindsight, it feels almost like fate that Nick and Rachel Cope would end up in the sprawling, historic Red Hook loft they now call home. After all, where else in New York City could they have found the room to showcase not one but six of the wallpaper collections they’ve created since 2012 as partners in the Brooklyn-based Calico?
The Standish Arms Hotel in Brooklyn Heights is being converted into a 31-unit condo building by its new owners, DDG and Westbrook Properties. Originally built in 1903, the hotel has achieved fictional fame both as Clark Kent’s Metropolis residence in the “Superman” comics and as the Boston location of Willy Loman’s affair in “Death of a Salesman.”
Developer DDG, in collaboration with Westbrook Properties, is set to transform the former Standish Arms Hotel into luxury condos. The building will be converted into just 31 condos, ranging in size from one- to five-bedrooms.
In the February 1959 issue of Holiday magazine, an essay on Truman Capote—titled “A House In The Heights”—begins with his now-famous quote that’s plastered around his old neighborhood: “I live in Brooklyn. By choice.”
New York Design Week may come hot on the heels each year of the all-consuming behemoth that is the Milan furniture fair, but to pay it any less attention would be a mistake — between Sight Unseen OFFSITE, ICFF, Colony, Wanted, and the goings-on at outposts like the Future Perfect and Matter, the days when America’s most important contemporary design event was simply a watered-down rehash of Europe’s are indisputably over.
Originally from Los Angeles, Andie Dinkin is currently working in Brooklyn, New York as a freelance artist and illustrator.
If the line outside Colonie’s Brooklyn Heights location is any indication, the chefs and creative team behind this lovely farm-to-table restaurant are definitely doing something right.
New York City is crisscrossed with rivers and bounded by the sea, facts easily forgotten when fighting the swift human currents of the city streets. But the owners of a marina that opened on Sunday off the banks of Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn Bridge Park are aiming to remind New Yorkers of the water that plies this place, and how to enjoy it.
It’s no surprise that Matter has one of the most impressive press pages going around, loved and lauded all over the world, Matter is an absolute Mecca for those of us who are constantly seeking good design.
Convenience to Manhattan might have been the original impetus for the growth of Brooklyn Heights, but the neighborhood continues to attract residents for other reasons as well, including its leafy streets, its abundant historic buildings and the expanding Brooklyn Bridge Park.