350 Clarkson Avenue will be the second phase of a two-phase development which will ultimately bring over 400 apartments to the edge of the burgeoning Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood. The eight-story building will contain 248 units, ranging in size from studios to three bedrooms, and will feature a robust package of tenant amenities including an expansive roof terrace with barbecues, a top-floor tenant lounge, a gym with separate yoga room, a children’s room with a private outdoor play area, a screening room, a quiet lounge, a game room, a laundry room equipped for extra-large loads, private tenant storage, bike storage, parking, a package room with cold storage, and a concierge. The architect, CetraRuddy, is designing modern apartments with sophisticated finishes, all of which will feature over-sized windows, in-unit washer/dryers, central heating and cooling systems with in-unit controls, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. Select apartments will also have private outdoor space.
In deference to the neighborhood’s industrial past, CetraRuddy is designing a unique façade featuring a rhythm of recessed masonry expressions. The façade will be broken up with an expanse of copper panels towering over the residential lobby entrance and extending into dormers at the roof set-back. The ground floor glass storefront will provide visibility to the active retail spaces within, and a set of slightly slanted columns will create a dynamic visual experience for pedestrians. The design of 350 Clarkson also takes into account that of 310 Clarkson right next door, ensuring the buildings are distinct from one another yet are complementary with the existing surroundings. Furthermore, in keeping with Hudson’s tradition of green building, this project is anticipated to achieve LEED, NYSERDA, and Energy Star certifications.