48 East 64th Street
John G. Prague
Construct rear yard additions and a rooftop bulkhead, and excavate the basement and rear yard
Upper East Side Historic District
A neo-Grec style rowhouse, designed by John G. Prague, and built in 1883-84. Application is to construct rear yard additions and a rooftop bulkhead, and excavate the basement and rear yard.
CB8 Hearing: 09/16/13 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 10/08/13 (Laid Over); 10/22/13 (Laid Over); 11/19/13 (Approved)
While not part of this application, the Preservation Committee at FRIENDS commends the design team for their careful reconstruction of the stoop and entry door at 48 East 64th Street. However, while the added bulk in this proposal is minimal and appropriate, the design of the rear addition was found to be incoherent, with excessively large glazing. With a consistent railing design and a reduction in the amount of glass, the committee could support Commission approval of this proposal.