The 12-story Standish Arms Hotel in Brooklyn Heights is getting a makeover, and YIMBY has a rendering of the revamped property at 171 Columbia Heights.
The 1903 Beaux Arts building has been a hotel, housing for the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and now it’s becoming condos. The ornate structure once held 122 rooms, but the new and improved version will have only 32 apartments. Condos in the building will range from one- to five-bedrooms. Pricing isn’t available, because the Attorney General hasn’t approved an offering plan for the conversion yet.
DDG is designing, building, and managing the conversion. The Tribeca-based firm is working on the project with Westbrook Partners, and picked up the old hotel in 2014. The Witnesses purchased the property in 1988 and used it as housing until 2007, when they sold the property to Taurus Investment Holdings for $50 million.
The Standish sits between Clark and Pierrepont streets, and residents on the upper floors will have attractive views of the East River, Lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The renovation will also install a laundry list of luxury amenities, including a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, children’s playroom, private storage, and bike storage.
Sales are scheduled to launch this summer, and the developers will also unveil a model unit in the building this summer.