It Took 6 Days to Assemble this Prefab LES Condo Development

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

Second announced, but first to the finish, 193 Henry Street is considered the first modular housing development on the Lower East Side. And it took less than a week to stack up the building blocks.

Brooklyn-based Think! Architecture + Design was quick to point out this week on Instagram that the new seven-story construction was swiftly assembled (and topped out) in just six days. Once complete, Idylls, as it’s called, will house five full-floor two-bedroom apartments (with terraces) and commercial retail. The Attorney General’s offering plan reportedly indicates a total sellout of $14.45 million.

Idylls is developed by local owner Daniel Wise, and described as “Manhattan’s first modular luxury condominiums” in a place where “teeming streets intersect” (probably the worst tagline). Sales are expected to begin later this year via Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing.

It’s worth noting that Wise is also behind two other modular projects within a five-block radius, including 201 East Broadway at its backside and 330 Grand Street. Two of the three replaced longtime religious institutions.

As previously reported, the new 193 Henry Street rises on the ashes of the Mount Zion Church of Christ, a house of worship for years. It quickly met its maker in the summer of 2016, one year after Wise scooped up the tenement for $4.15 million (we miss that gorgeous cornice).

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