This property featured two existing buildings on one 60’ x 75’ lot.
These had recently held as many as 14 units in what were originally
a 6-flat and adjacent 2 flat structures. The existing raised
basement of the north building (the 2 flat) was filled in and the
first floor removed to provide enclosed on-grade parking for 5 cars.
The existing front vestibule and stair were retained to service two
upstairs units: a second floor 2 bedroom/ 2 bath flat, and a similar
third floor unit which was created by adding a third floor to the
The 6 flat was reconfigured to contain only 4 units: (2) 2 bedroom/2
bathroom duplex units are located on each side of the center
stairwell and extend between the basement and the first floor. The
second and third floor each contain a 3 bedroom/ 2 bath flat.
The two buildings were joined together by the access stair to the 2
apartments in the upper floors of the two flat. This stair location
utilizes the gangway space between the buildings, thus capturing
wasted overhead space and avoiding the sacrifice of existing
interior floor area to circulation, while still allowing passage to
the rear yard at the ground level. This device also makes the two
buildings one thereby overcoming the zoning ordinance which mandates
that only one building occupy a lot of record.