Blackstone Parc is an 8-story, 80,000-square-foot rental apartment building on a prominent corner in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Building Studio’s fourth new multifamily building in Riverdale, and our second for Cipco Developers, Blackstone Parc has 46 market-rate rental apartments, most of them family-sized, two-or-three-bedroom units with open kitchens, large laundry rooms, and ample storage.
The building is clad in light grey brick with a white marble base. Glazed corner windows are key features of the design, taking advantage of open diagonal views from the site. It features amenities like a community room, rooftop garden and recreational space, bike storage, private apartment storage, a gym, and a business center. Interiors are by Brooklyn design firm YossiG.
The project is the culmination of a process lasting over thirteen years. We worked with a previous owner on two apartment building designs. This design was complex, involving a zoning lot merger with an adjacent co-op apartment building, and accommodating a sloping site with three long, irregular street facades. The site is oddly shaped, very extended and narrow. Our solution was to create a single-loaded corridor design, where the apartments take advantage of light and views in multiple directions while making the building as efficient as possible.