EWEN – 245 Manhattan Ave
DETAILS
Location:
Brooklyn, NY
Exterior Siding:
reSAWN TIMBER co. – CHARRED collection
MOYASU – shou sugi ban charred cypress
#2 common grade
burnt on face only and sealed face & back
13/16” thick X 5-1/8″ wide X 6’ – 16’ random length
Tongue & Groove
Exterior Siding & Interior Wall Cladding:
reSAWN TIMBER co. – CHARRED collection
TAIYO – shou sugi ban charred cypress
#2 common grade
burnt on face only and sealed face & back (exterior) / face only (interior)
13/16” thick X 5-1/8″ wide X 6’ – 16’ random length
Tongue & Groove

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Specified by Mortar Architecture + Development, the EWEN features reSAWN’s MOYASU and TAIYO on the exterior facade, as well as TAIYO in the lobby.
EWEN embodies the organic union of considered design and heritage building techniques. Defined by its distinctive facade, the alliance of steel and reSAWN’s shou sugi ban charred wood paneling, Ewen’s expansive loft views frame the Williamsburg neighborhood it calls home.

“A home is not made. It is born of its environs, reflecting and embracing the past as much as the future. Weaving a rich architectural heritage, time-honored craft, and informed by how we live today, Ewen stands as a marker.”

Situated on Manhattan Avenue near Powers Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Ewen represents a collection of 10 exceptional residences which provide a unique interpretation on classic theme.  Until about 1886, Manhattan Avenue, or rather the route it would eventually follow, was known as Ewen Street (for 19th Century city surveyor Daniel Ewen).  The building façade is carefully composed relationship of sustainably sourced – Japanese inspired shou sugi ban charred wood cladding from reSAWN TIMBER co., a reclaimed cypress wood canopy, steel, and glass. The homes include a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom residences, duplex town homes with private street-level parking and landscaped gardens, and detailed penthouses with innovative building systems, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, landscaped terraces and a rooftop lounge. In addition, residences feature direct elevator access, open kitchens and modern custom baths.
 Mortar Arch + Dev was founded by Anthony Morena with the mission to bring responsible development to New York City and the surrounding region by integrating architecture and development into a single practice.  Over the past decade, the firm has designed and built notable new multifamily residential buildings and private residences, and converted and renovated existing buildings – with an emphasis on maximizing return for investors and providing residents with the highest standard of living.
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