As one of the first new residential buildings in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, Sackett Union was designed to complement the fabric of the historic neighborhood. The new design provides a modern take on the organically mixed apartment developments of 19th century New York City and its boroughs, which organically mixed apartments with retail and townhouses.
This seven-story, 140,000-sf mixed-use development features 32 distinct condominium residences, 11 townhomes, and a commercial and community facility, including a variety of residential units offering many family-friendly options. To invoke a house-like feel, the condominiums utilize a split-level, interlocking design with master bedrooms on the upper floors. The townhouses include both single and multi-family with double height spaces on the garden level.
To address community concerns regarding new development impact on the character and culture of the area, the scale and material selection were carefully considered. The lower level brick facades on the continue and hold the material palette and scale of the neighborhood, while the window glazing on the top two loft floors demarcate the material line and are set-back to reduce the bulk of the building from the street. The window pattern reflects the diversity of window sizes, representative of the mix of commercial and housing types, seen in a typical block in New York City.