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Josh Schuster taps CetraRuddy to design 67 Livingston apartments

International design firm CetraRuddy has been commissioned to design the residences for 67 Livingston, a condo development that will transform a former dormitory in Brooklyn, New York, into 23 modern and elegant new apartments.


Led by Josh Schuster’s Silverback Development, the creative 50,000-square-foot conversion project in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood will create a mix of two- and three-bedroom units with a penthouse duplex.

Working with the base building firm HTO Architect, CetraRuddy will reimagine the slender, 29-story brick tower’s interiors to emphasize a modern urban lifestyle and fantastic views of the surrounding city.

“We took inspiration from the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, which is filled with historic reference and


architecture and design heritage to create homes crafted detailing often found in historic residences but executed with a modern sensibility,” says firm leader Nancy Ruddy, an Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee. “This sentiment coupled with the unique height of 67 Livingston that affords panoramic views and light-filled apartments, inspired us to create modern details imbued with texture and materiality that offer warmth and a real sense of home.”

CetraRuddy will also capitalize on the existing building’s unique assets. For example, 67 Livingston is set back from the street, giving it a private feel with a front garden.

Private elevator access to each living unit will further enhance this sense of uniqueness and seclusion. Amenities will include a lounge, outdoor terrace, a children’s playroom and gardens. Balconies and large windows that maximize views will add to the living experience.

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