321 CANAL STREET
Project Description: Multi- Family
The two brick Federal Houses at 321 & 323 Canal Street have finally been brought back to life after years of neglect and decay by the United American Land Company. The structures, located between Mercer and Greene Street in the SoHo Cast Iron District, were built in 1821 and famously served as the residence of Samuel F.B. Morse (inventor of the telegraph and Morse code) but had not been inhabited for twenty years. The sites' owner, United American Land, filed for emergency demolition in 2013 citing dangerous conditions - like bricks resting on "pure sand" - that would soon result in their imminent collapse. The LPC then approved the application without an immediate restoration plan. Fast forward to 2017 and the two four-story buildings have undergone a restoration and residential conversion. Each structure contains just three residences each and commercial space on the ground floor.
DiGuiseppe was commissioned by the UAL to design the Interiors and exterior decking, The project was a gut-renovated and boasting the finest finishes, Apt 2 spans 1,162 square feet and features a 512-square-foot private terrace with SoHo views. The apartment has north and south facing windows, wide-plank floors, lots of closet space, painted brick walls, and a desirable open Scavolini designer kitchen with a Bertazzoni range and microwave, Liebherr refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher. Bedrooms are light-filled and spacious, and spa-like bathrooms feature custom iron mirrors with builtin lighting, sleek Lacava vanities and Waterworks fittings, with cedar vanity trim recycled from decommissioned NYC roof top water tanks!
Manhattan, New York