26 East 80th Street
Charles Graham & Sons
Metropolitan Museum Historic District
A neo-Renaissance style rowhouse designed by Charles Graham & Sons and built in 1887-88. Application is to construct a rooftop bulkhead.
CB8 Hearing: 12/14/15 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 1/5/16 (Approved)
The applicant proposes a new rectangular bulkhead which is modest in scale, utilitarian in its structure, and visually unobtrusive from the public way. Although the bulkhead is visible as one moves east along 80th Street, its flat roof will aid in its ability to blend in with the rooftop surroundings, in contrast to the current angled bulkhead. At the front areaway, we commend the applicant’s decision to use bluestone pavers. For these reasons, the Preservation Committee finds this to be an acceptable intervention and supports this application.