11 Riverside Drive
11 Riverside Drive, also known as The Schwab House, is a 654 apartment co-operative built in the early 1950’s.Prior to this, it was the 75-room mansion of Charles M. Schwab, American steel magnate.The building is soon to be added into an expanded Landmarks district.
The owner was looking to “open up” the feel of the apartment and reduce the clutter of the windows and door. Existing were 2 double-hung windows and a bulky interior wood door that was being used for an exterior application.
We installed our Series 1200 as one large window in place of the 2 double-hungs, as well as our 1700 door. We did a split finish – white interior as per the owner’s wish, and dark bronze exterior to match the rest of the building. Low-E insulating glass with argon was used to meet energy codes, and tempered glass was used to meet safety codes.
We accomplished the goal of opening up the room with the large size of the Series 1200 window and minimal sightlines for both window and door.
A cousin of our Tilt and Turn Handle 500 Series , the Tilt and Turn Crank 1200 series takes an already great window and optimizes it to near perfection. Utilizing state of the art crank handle hardware, the 1200 Series is capable of operating very large windows with ADA friendly efficiency and ultra heavy windows designed to deaden the noisy street sounds of New York City. The 1200 has performed with next-to zero air and water leakage rates due to its high performing hardware system. It also has a modulating operability feature that allows residents to open – and keep open – the window however little or much they want to. No matter the challenge, the 1200 Series has solutions.