The Montauk Club
Brooklyn, NY / Completed 2016
The Montauk Club building located in the Park Slope Historic District was designed by Francis Hatch Kimball in 1891. The building’s unique exterior decorative features employ the vocabulary of the Venetian Gothic style 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 New York City. 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 was commissioned to develop a multi-phased (2011-2016) exterior restoration program. The preservation program included repairing decades of damage, and restoring and retaining as much of the existing historic fabric as possible. The first phase comprised of removal and repairs of unsafe masonry conditions. Consecutive phases included comprehensive repairs to the building’s façades, balconies and hipped tile roof, and remedial repairs to the cast iron fence.