511 Madison Street, Hoboken, NJ
This mid-Hoboken site of 6,550 square feet was occupied by a two-story full lot coverage industrial warehouse. The clients wanted to demolish the warehouse to develop a new residential building. LLA conceived a strategy that proposed the reduction of the height of the second floor and the construction of a building with a series of rear and side yard step backs in the façade to the principal and permitted height of four stories. The four-story façade presented four masonry piers with large loft like glass windows capped by a series of metal cornices. Setback at the fifth floor are the upper apartments with a part open and part glass trellis as a signature floating cap to the building establishing a gesture that reaches out toward the six-story building on the lot to the south and this otherwise four-story block.
The apartment mix included one three-bedroom unit, seven two-bedroom units, and seven one-bedroom units in sizes varying from 758 to 1,611 square feet with a thirteen car garage at grade.