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Little Italy Parking Garage's New Life as Mansion, Squash Court

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EV Grieve has some tasty intel on a Nolita parking garage whose future holds a 13,000 square foot private residence complete with squash court. According to city records, Handel Architects was engaged for a $3 million job at 224 Mulberry, permitted as "new residential use in five new floors and mezzanine above existing cellar and three-story parking garage." In a benevolent move, the construction manager used Google SketchUp to show precisely how the architects are adding a 4-story hat to an existing building on a narrow city street.

According to construction manager RJ Diaz:
"The new luxury residence features a family and chef’s kitchen, squash court, 5 bathrooms, a private elevator, multiple terraces and many more high-end residential features and finishes. Specified items include a Shuco curtain wall system, a Levolux louver screen and Trespa paneling for the exterior. One especially interesting engineering detail allows the new building superstructure to rest on isolation pads in order to minimize the transfer of vibration and noise from the parking garage below, which will remain in operation once the project is complete."
· Little Italy parking garage will receive a 'superstructure' residence with squash court [EV Grieve]
· DOB Permits: 224 Mulberry Street [Department of Buildings]
· Planning the addition/alteration to 224 Mulberry Street, New York City [Vimeo]