‘Archbishop Hughes Center’ Christened at Church-to-Condos Project on Prince Street
St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Little Italy sold for $30.7 million in December 2013. The church cashed out its holdings – just one of five structures in the Old Cathedral complex – in order to finance upkeep and repairs on the others. Hamlin Ventures acquired the former orphanage/convent/parochial school and is currently converting into condos. Uber high-end condos, of course.
Designed by Marvel Architects, the rebirth of 32 Prince and 223 Mott promises unaffordability. The block-wide city landmark will be carved into seven enormous condos as part of “The Residences at Prince.”
And now the scaffolding is finally gone after years on the block.
As part of the deal, meanwhile, the church retains a presence on three floors of 32 Prince Street. This space will house the new Archbishop Hughes Center. The facility, named for the first Archbishop of New York City (1842-64), will act as meeting place for hosting church leaders, and also to provide religious studies for the community. In total, it boasts 6,100 square-feet of office, administration, event, and meeting space.
A Boogie reader gained access and sent along the following photos that offer a look inside the Center. We’re told it should be operational in time for Lent.
To live in this gated community, however, certainly won’t be easy. Be prepared to sacrifice savings. For instance, a 2,734-square-foot, three-bedroom duplex with three fireplaces ($7.74 million), a 4,478-square-foot triplex ($11.9 million), or a 3,673-square-foot duplex penthouse with a 1,210-square-foot terrace ($12.5 million). The gold-crusted project also includes two 9,000 square-foot townhouses at a price of $25 million apiece.