Tour of Luxury Loft Space and Brick Facade History and Restoration

Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 6, Part 3



After a quick progress report, Bob meets Thad Goodman from Georgia-Pacific who is installing GP DensArmor drywall.

Next, Bob and Chris Vila head to the roof where Dino Koukoudakis from Dino's Construction is installing a new Wasco skylight, which will provide natural light for the 4th floor apartment. Future plans for the rooftop also include a hardwood deck.

Bob pays another visit to developer and artist Jane Walentas, this time getting a tour of her multi-story luxury loft space around the corner from the project building.

Back on site, Bob and Chris talk more about the façade restoration with Cas Stachelberg from Higgins and Quasebarth, a New York City firm focused on the preservation and rehabilitation of historic properties.
Part 1: Fast-Pace Drywall Installation and Mold-Resistant Interior Siding
Part 2: Mixing Plaster and Installing the Skylight
Part 3: Tour of Luxury Loft Space and Brick Facade History and Restoration
Bob pays another visit to developer and artist Jane Walentas, this time getting a tour of her multi-story luxury loft space around the corner from the project building. Bob and Chris once again meet up with Cas Stachelberg from Higgins and Quasebarth to talk more about the façade restoration. Higgins and Quasebarth is a New York City firm focused on the preservation and rehabilitation of historic properties. Stachelberg sizes up the restoration work by first describing the original high quality brick from the building's original use as a residence. The masonry works transitions to a more common brick with large mortar joints that was added when the building was converted to commercial use. Moving along the facade, Stachelberg points out the bluestone stairs, which were likely added during the building's commercial conversion. In disrepair, the stairs are now delaminating from decades of exposure to New York weather. The restoration expert also notes the brownstone sill on the other side of the building, which he believes was the building's original entrance.

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