Landmark Restoration
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The Montauk Club building located in the Park Slope Historic District was designed by Francis Hatch Kimball and completed in 1891. The building’s unique exterior decorative features employ the vocabulary of the Venetian Gothic combined with motifs from the Native American Indian Tribe of Montauk. The building is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful terra cotta based architectural works in NYC. Originally designed as a social club, the building was converted to a residential condominium in 1996 in which the re-invented club functions were retained in the grand public spaces located on the 1st and 2nd floors. Bone/Levine Architects developed a comprehensive program addressing restoration of the facades and decorative features, in connection with necessary structural repairs and maintenance. The work, expected to be complete in 2015, includes restoration of the stone, brick and terra cotta façade features, reconstruction and restoration of the ornate projecting balcony structures and restoration of doors, windows. The project also is restoring the slate and terra cotta roofing, copper dormers and copper and terra cotta cornices and the ornamental architectural cast iron fences and landscape elements.