The Benny introduces contemporary character to a neighborhood graced by classic Brooklyn brownstones.
Natural elements connect the shared spaces throughout The Benny, the most prominent being cedar wood reclaimed from decommissioned water towers of New York City’s iconic skyline. This wood frames the front trellis and open ceiling above the entryway, continues into the slatted ceiling and walls of the lobby and resident’s lounge, and extends all the way to the perimeter of the backyard zen garden.
“For us, each building has its own personality, which reveals itself through dialogue—the dialogue between you and the space itself.”
The gates, inspired by legendary modernist Le Corbusier’s Curutchet House in La Plata, Argentina, open onto a dramatic, double height entry. The architects conceptualized this iconic entry as the “mouth” of the building. The idea is for the “mouth” to serve as the space where community happens—the moment where people come home, meet, and interact.
Amenities at The Benny encourage both physical and mental wellness. A ground floor fitness center is accessible upon entry, featuring a mirrored wall and high-tech cardio equipment placed on Porcelanosa flooring. Bicycle storage and private lockers also make it easy to get a workout on the go, before or after work. For those who drive, private parking is available for purchase and accessible via the front entrance.
“I strongly believe that architecture has the power to enliven the neighborhood. That is what we are doing here.”