491 East 165th Street491 East 165th Street is a new 10-story residence with 58 apartments located in Melrose in the Bronx. There will be a mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, a lounge, recreation room, laundry space, and counseling offices. A sunken courtyard brings light into the cellar and leads to generously landscaped gardens at the rear.
The narrow site, just 50’ wide, requires a poured-in-place concrete structure, in order to meet seismic forces while consuming the least amount of usable space. The façade is punctuated by ample windows and elegantly combines brick and stucco, with metal accent panels to reflect the industrial vernacular of the neighborhood.