Church conversions in New York City always seem to be an architectural roll of the dice, but YIMBY noticed this fairly attractive rendering on the fence at 81 Ten Eyck Street in East Williamsburg, where the former St Mary’s Catholic Church is being transformed into apartments.
After almost two years of construction, we’re excited to see some progress on this building, which was getting its windows and balconies when we stopped by last night. Once construction wraps, it will house four stories and 26 apartments, while keeping its original height of 46 feet. They’ll be spread across 14,840 square feet of residential space, and the ground floor will include 6,540 square feet of community space.
Confusingly, there are actually three buildings on this property, which spans a full block between Leonard, Ten Eyck and Maujer Streets. Work has already finished at the two other buildings, and both have fairly typical Williamsburg rentals. Nataliya Donskoy designed all three conversions.
The 40 apartments at 74 Maujer Street began renting in the fall, incorrectly marketed under the address of the building above at 81 Ten Eyck. That conversion turned out quite modern, showing little trace of the original church that once stood on the corner of Maujer and Leonard Streets.
The third building was a little two-story structure at 69 Ten Eyck. It retained much of its original facade and has become 11 rentals, which hit the market earlier this year.
The developer is Yoel Werzberger, who leased the 27,500-square-foot lot from the church in 2012 for $6,000,000.
Here’s a cleaner version of the rendering, via Donskoy’s website: