127 East 71st Street
Modified in the Modern style by Joseph D. Weiss in 1955
Construct a rear yard addition
Upper East Side Historic District
A house originally built circa 1865 and modified in the Modern style by Joseph D. Weiss in 1955. Application is to construct a rear yard addition.
CB8 Hearing: 09/15/14 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 09/23/14 (Approved)
The Preservation Committee at FRIENDS found the proposal for 127 East 71st Street to be a thoughtful improvement on the existing condition. By reducing the number of planes on the rear façade and removing part of the rear-yard protrusion, the resulting elevation is pleasingly simplified. It also yields more outdoor area and increases green space. While the applicant is adding window openings on the upper floors, we found them to be modest and appropriate for a secondary façade. Further, we appreciated the use of multi-light divisions on the windows; a small detail which has a positive impact.
FRIENDS supports this application.