Designed as a premier living experience, 15 Jay Street is a classic New York story. Decoding the ethos of American Industry, Meshberg Group integrates elements from the major American centers of production that cast the structural beams of a nation. Spanning its historic industrial manufacturing home of New York City to the west coast frontier craftsmanship of Seattle, the five residential units of 15 Jay Street are a contextual meditation on adaptive reuse for modern urban living.
Known for historic preservation, adaptive reuse, architecture and interior design, Meshberg Group designed 15 Jay Street to showcase the scope and history of American industry and craftsmanship integrated into innovative new living spaces. From repointed original brickwork with exact-match mortar to custom kitchens, the project synthesizes American architecture and craftsmanship of the past alongside the best of today, with a cutting-edge nod to the future. True to the understated design inherent in Industrial America, Meshberg Group unapologetically puts to use exceptional materials from across the American landscape. Preserving historic details outside, the inside reflects the soul of American craftsmanship today, and anticipates the future with unseen technology and function.
Adapted from a landmarked Tribeca building designed by D. & J. Jardine in 1887, which was the headquarters of soap-making machine manufacturer Thos. F. Condon & Co., Meshberg Group combines the spirit of American industry past, present, and future, striking a balance between existing architectural elements, traditional craftsmanship, and the finest details of today for modern living.
Our journey begins in New York where the arches of 15 Jay Street shoulder over 100 years of history. Individual elevators open into flowing living environments guided by light that balance exposed, white washed brick that have been meticulously restored. Lighting by Manhattan based Apparatus Studios features design-forward elegance; Brooklyn’s Madera brings white oak flooring that recalls historic wide-plank oak carefully selected to pair with oak beams above the kitchens. Appliances from Wolf and SubZero based in Madison, Wisconsin reflect the building’s heritage of purpose-built quality and design. The bath experience makes another stop in Brooklyn with Watermark wall-mounted fixtures in a custom pewter finish, and steel medicine cabinets by Arcana Metals.
From Colorado, Calacatta Lincoln marble graces the kitchens and master bath walls, floors, and steam showers with linear drains that disappear behind an integrated marble bench. In the ground floor duplex, the subtlety of design detail echoes from the full height wall of cold rolled steel window frames with doors that open onto an expansive outdoor patio featuring existing brick masonry walls. From our nation’s Western frontier in Seattle, custom Henry Built vanities of white oak in the bathrooms complement their kitchen cabinetry executed in a roasted walnut finish.
Balancing traditional and modern design, including custom moldings and baseboards with smart technology that includes hydronic radiators integrated in wood floors and hidden Smart Home comforts concealed behind ceilings, walls and floors. Eight-foot doors with hidden hinges and FSB hardware in stainless steel open to reveal AV closet control centers for Lutron Smart Home lighting, electronic shades, and Sonos in-ceiling speakers.
A testament to the continuing story of American design, Meshberg Group’s urban adaptive reuse project at 15 Jay Street celebrates the robust nature of American craftsmanship spanning east to west, taking a historic landmarked industrial building from 1887 to modern day 21st century residential living.