The new Park Slope building is New York’s first wooden condominium
PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN — A new Park Slope condominium is going against — and with — the grain.
The recently completed six-story wooden house is the city’s first wooden condominium, according to its site.
Wood grain permeates the building’s construction, from its glue-laminated timber construction materials to the 11-foot exposed beam ceilings, the site says.
“Timber House’s generously sized residences resemble modern treehouses,” the site says.
The building on Union Street near Fifth Avenue is also the largest mass timber construction project in New York City, Building Design + Construction first reported.
Solid wood materials are environmentally sustainable and have been used in Europe for more than two decades, but are new to New York, says the Timber House site.
The materials were pre-cut and assembled on site, much like full-scale “Ikea furniture,” the building’s site says.
“Mass wood construction offers several advantages over typical steel and concrete – as a beautiful, clean, and more environmentally sustainable alternative,” the website states.
The building’s 14 units range from studios to one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, Building Design + Construction reported. Prices range from $595,000 to $4 million, according to the report.