Knightsbridge Properties unveils Cast Iron House after renovation programme

27 April 2014 (Last Updated April 27th, 2014 18:30)

US-based designing firm Knightsbridge Properties has revealed the Cast Iron House building after a major reconstruction programme.

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US-based designing firm Knightsbridge Properties has revealed the Cast Iron House building after a major reconstruction programme.

Located on Franklin Street No. 67 in Tribeca, the building is a landmark in New York City and is known for its cast iron facade.

As part of the renovation programme, Knightsbridge removed more than 4,000 pieces of cast iron facade and redesigned them at a foundry in Alabama.

The company also appointed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who re-imagined the building's interior of cast iron architecture.

Built originally in 1882, the building contains 11 duplex residences and two spacious penthouses.

The duplex residences offer three, four and five bedrooms with double-high living rooms.

The lower level of each duplex residence features dining and living areas, a private elevator and a spacious kitchen equipped with the latest appliances, whereas the upper level contains bedrooms.

Similarly, the duplex penthouse residences feature bedrooms on the upper level and kitchens and living areas with double-high ceilings in the lower level.

"Knightsbridge removed more than 4,000 pieces of cast iron facade and redesigned them at a foundry in Alabama."

Cast Iron House sales director Danika Dorsey said the residences at Cast Iron House are different than anything else available in Manhattan.

"This building offers buyers a living experience in a prime location and a rare opportunity, a striking living room specially designed by Shigeru Ban, and custom-built interior details," Dorsey said.

Some of the amenities offered by Cast Iron House include a 24-hour doorman and concierge service, fitness centre, dance/yoga studio, hydrotherapy spa with sauna, steam bath, special water equipment, residents lounge, children's playroom, treatment room and a bicycle storage room.

Knightsbridge Properties CEO and founder Jourdan Krauss said they are pleased to offer the rare combination of quality craftsmanship, style and design in a sought after residential areas of Manhattan to present.


Image: Aerial view of Cast Iron House by Shigeru Ban at 67 Franklin Street. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Knightsbridge Properties.