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Bushwick's Latest Church-to-Condo Conversion Isn't That Bad

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[All renderings via Melamed Architect]

The first renderings of 198 St. Nicholas Avenue, a church-to-condo conversion on the Bushwick-Ridgewood border, are in, and they're, um, unusual. But hey, it could be worse; remember this awful design for 1255 Bushwick Ave?

The building by Melamed Architect is a combination of old and new, with a dark gray addition perched atop the church's original red-brick structure. (As you can see above, it's an odd mash-up.) The windows of the oddball addition mimic those of the original structure in some places, with arched tops. According to Brownstoner, the four-floor building will have one apartment each on the first and second floors, and duplexes on the third and fourth floors.

Tall windows anchor the sides of the structure.

The view from Harman Street.

The view of the front of the building from St. Nicholas Avenue is particularly church-like.
· Renderings Revealed for Church-to-Condo Conversion on Saint Nicholas Avenue [Brownstoner]
· 198 St. Nicholas Avenue [BuzzBuzzHome]
· All 198 St. Nicholas Avenue Coverage [Curbed]