129 Lafayette Street

New York

Located at the corner of Lafayette Street and Howard Street. 129 Lafayette Street is a twelve-story building on a 6,500 square feet lot. Erected circa 1900, it is a residential building with a commercial space on the ground floor. FSI Architecture prepared documents and managed the complete restoration of all the building facades.

The mixed-use building combines the spatial satisfaction of SoHo loft-living and the comfort of a full-service experience, both of which are largely sought after downtown. Each home is crafted out of this Frank H. Quinby-designed loft building, erected in 1911 and rising 12 stories above the intersection of Lafayette and Howard Streets Quinby’s design called for limestone from top to bottom, including detailed rustication on the first two stories, and a detailed corner entryway which later came to bear the name “T.W. and C.B. Sheridan and Co”.

Theodore and Charles Sheridan were early book binding inventors and entrepreneurs, and their company occupied the much of the building from 1929-1956. The Sheridan’s were part of a long history of various typesetting and printing publications which operated here during the previous century. With such generous window proportions and such bright floors, it’s no wonder preeminent printing houses chose to call 129 Lafayette St home.

Converted into 27 residences during 2003-2005, these apartments offer a coveted amount of space, without leaving behind any modern amenities. 129 Lafayette Street is a full-service condominium with a 24-hour doorman and a common roof garden, which stands above almost every neighboring building.

Architecture: FSI Architecture