101 W 85th Street
This six-story gingerbread-colored building was designed in 1889 by John G. Prague, who used brownstone, brick and ironwork to create a singular design. The façade was showing its age when our firm was retained to inspect the facade and determine a course of action for repair of the brownstone and fire escapes. The exterior of the building exhibited deteriorated brownstone trim, panels and sculptures, with small parts of stone coming loose after severe temperature changes; the fire escapes required removal of paint and repair of connections. In addition, broken and missing roofing tiles required replacement. During the course of the work, the firm worked very closely with the contractor to insure that the repairs to the brownstone were carried out properly, and that the restoration of the carved portions of the brownstone were faithfully recreated. Roofing tiles were replaced, and metal window surrounds at the dormers were restored using techniques typically applied to antique automobile restoration.