ONCE IN A LIFETIME

The Schumacher, a historic Romanesque Revival-style print atelier was re-envisioned in a boutique address of 20 two- to four-bedroom residences. Thoughtfully restored to its original grandeur by team of visionary tastemakers, the loft residences have a timeless appeal and enduring quality.

THE PEDIMENT

During the restoration of The Schumacher it was discovered in an old 1904 photograph that the building had originally had a pediment that had later been destroyed. The oblique angle of the building made it difficult for Morris Adjmi Architects to see the precise details. Looking at the work of the original architect Edward E. Raht, they found a drawing for Union Club design competition that also incorporated a similarly styled pediment. This research became the basis for The Schumacher’s new pediment design.

1885 Beginnings

The Schumacher was constructed in 1885 to house the Schumacher and Ettlinger lithographic printing business. Designed by Edward E. Raht, the 6-story structure is in the Romanesque Revival style and included flourishes such as corbelled brick layering, ornamental overhangs, radiating lintels, arched windows, as well as parapets and turrets.

Focus Lighting

Award winning architectural lighting design firm Focus Lighting was awarded the lighting design for The Schumacher. Through the added layer of light, they have created a sense of drama, composition, and balance. They have highlighted the exterior facade of The Schumacher and enhanced the building’s facade and signature pediment by accentuating its inherent architectural beauty with light.

TEAM

To ensure timeless appeal and enduring quality for this transformation, 36 Bleecker, Owner LP, an affiliate company of Stillman Development International LLC, has assembled a talented team of visionary tastemakers, including Morris Adjmi of Morris Adjmi Architects for architecture and interiors, celebrated gallerist Cristina Grajales for the curation of public spaces, the renowned Ken Smith, who designed the MoMA's legendary outdoor spaces, for the conceptualization and execution of the building's glorious courtyard garden, and Focus Lighting, Inc. of Space Shuttle Museum fame for all lighting throughout. Resplendent with loft-like grandeur, the residences include oversized windows that usher in brilliant light, hand-selected artisanal finishes, and sprawling layouts, all exuding an easy elegance that defines modern, luxurious living.

DEVELOPER 36 BLEECKER OWNER LP, A STILLMAN DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL, LLC AFFILIATED COMPANY
ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS MORRIS ADJMI ARCHITECTS
PRESERVATION CONSULTANT HIGGINS QUASEBARTH & PARTNERS, LLC
CURATION CRISTINA GRAJALES
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE KEN SMITH
LIGHTING DESIGNER FOCUS LIGHTING INC.
CREATIVE & BRANDING WILLIAMS NEWYORK
AUDIO/VISUAL DESIGNER THINK SIMPLE, INC.
EXCLUSIVE MARKETING & SALES DOUGLAS ELLIMAN DEVELOPMENT MARKETING
FREDRIK EKLUND
JOHN GOMES
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Howard Altmann
Poet, Bowery Poetry Club

Howard Altmann, a downtown Playwright and Poet, was commissioned to create poetry that expressed the essence of the history and vibrancy of both The Schumacher and its beloved neighborhood.

Once
Once
36 Bleecker was a print shop.
Once
36 Bleecker was one of the finest print shops in
New York City.
Once
One prewar building expressed old New York in
handmade ways.
In machine-made ways.
In ways resonating for generations.
Realizing the vision of the artists and artisans,
traders and tradesmen.
Once
In the lifetime of a neighborhood
An opportunity emerges
To make a singular imprint
In how we live.


Howard Altmann