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Common spaces
at The Lurgan offer
opportunities to
unwind and connect.
(Image: Andrew Rugge,
courtesy of Perkins
Eastman)

Multiple outdoor spaces
allow this city property
to offer a connection to
nature as well.
(Image: Andrew Rugge,
courtesy of Perkins Eastman)

Key to the new design-that includes a new
residential tower connected to the rowhouse via
a glass-enclosed atrium-is the visual connection
to the outdoors and the major sustainable effort
behind the project. Previously an apartment
building, the original fa├žade of the rowhouse, as
well as certain interior historic elements, were
saved. Examples of the preservation achievements
can be found in the old metal beams still visible
in the corridors and the original brick left intact in
some of the unit interiors. The marble steps in the
entrance of The Lurgan and existing stairwell with
metal railing were also preserved. Energy savings
are in play here as well, courtesy of the natural
light that floods the property via the atrium and
abundant use of glass throughout.

The design of the new building, as well as spaces and amenities throughout the property,
also speak to tenants in search of a home with healthy living in mind. A fresh-air rooftop,
complete with pool, demonstration kitchen, and grilling areas offers an escape from the
fast-paced city life at ground level; an outdoor garden courtyard offers swings, a fire pit,
and water feature for accessible relaxation; and an indoor/outdoor fitness center reinforces
a focus on wellness, including a private yoga studio and outdoor yoga deck.
In the interiors, ForrestPerkins complemented bold architectural materials that play off
the original industrial vibe with a warm color palette and rich use of texture and pattern to
create an environment that feels both modern and comfortable. Paired with the connection
to the outdoors and abundant natural light, the property offers a unique environment that
simultaneously feeds demands for city living, a connection to nature, modern design, and
a respect for the past.
For a conversation with ForrestPerkins' founder and president, Deborah Lloyd Forrest,
see "ICONic Profile," p. 40.
-Jennifer Quail

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