Discover the 50 Best Residential Buildings in New York – Part 1 ⇒ The Big Apple offers an incredible lifestyle for everyone who passes by. And for some lucky residents, New York also features some of the most incredible residential buildings in the world. During this Christmas week, CovetED visits these impressive buildings and their state-of-the-art amenities. In no particular order, join us in discovering the first ten best residential buildings in New York.
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1 Seaport Residences
CovetED starts this 50 Best Residential Buildings in New York list with one of the overall best. Soaring 670 feet, 1 Seaport anchors New York’s most historic neighbourhood. The elegant tower is surrounded by the best of the New Downtown including One World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, Brookfield Place, iconic luxury retail and epicurean destinations. With public and private spaces designed by Groves & Co., the project is the result of a $1.5 billion investment by Howard Hughes Corporation. The 99 incredible residences are served by a 24-hour concierge, along with a porte cochère valet. 1 Seaport houses two full-amenity floors that overlook the river, including a hydrotherapy and pool experience that touches the sky and spans the thirtieth floor, offering 360-degree views of the harbour, bridges and landmarks that define Manhattan. The building also features an advanced fitness centre, as well as spin, yoga and training studios encased in floor-to-ceiling glass, all overlooking the harbour and Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront. Strategically placed adjacent to this sixth-floor fitness centre, the children’s playroom is a harborside escape designed to let imaginations run wild.
One Hundred Barclay Tribeca
Surrounded by the best of Tribeca, One Hundred Barclay is steps away from Hudson River Park, award-winning restaurants, a thriving gallery scene and luxury shopping. The place where pre-war proportions meet digital-age design. Originally conceived as the headquarters for the New York Telephone Company in 1927, the building has been heralded as “one of the most significant structures in skyscraper design” by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Today, it is the height of loft living and offers more amenities than any other Tribeca address, with particular highlight to the Club Level and Fitness Center & Spa. At Club Level, four landscaped terraces offer 365-degree views of cityscapes, skylines, the Hudson River and sunrises and sunsets. The place offers a Club Lounge, Music Rooms & Piano, a Media Lounge, Billiards Room, Wine Room and much more. As to the Fitness Center & Spa, the dazzling space includes a Lap Pool, Children’s Wading Pool, Fitness Center, Yoga & Pilates Studio, Spa Treatment Rooms and Steam Room & Sauna.
15 Central Park West
Perhaps one of the most talked-about developments of the 2000’s in New York, 15 Central Park West was developed by Arthur and William Lie Zeckendorf. This definitive park side address delivers the most appealing qualities of traditional Central Park West living with two distinct building entrances, room to entertain grandly, full-time staff, gardens, a classic motor court while incorporating the best of contemporary possibilities. 15 Central Park West offers 202 apartments, terraced duplex and full-floor penthouses that exceed 5,000 and 6,000 s.f. and have some of the largest terraces the city has ever seen. Residents and their guests have access to a rich amenities package. Private dining service with an in-house chef provides full catering for the residents. A distinguished 14,000 s.f. fitness centre features a 75-foot skylit lap pool and offers the full range of state-of-the-art workout equipment, two steam rooms, a sauna and spa-quality treatment rooms. The building also features a wine cellar, a business centre, a game room, an outdoor terrace and a glamorous private screening room designed by Theo Kalomirakis.
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Fifteen Hudson Yards
Located directly on the Public Square and Gardens at the heart of Hudson Yards, Fifteen Hudson Yards has one of the world’s most enviable and unique addresses. At its doorstep, over 14 acres of new parks, plazas and open spaces form the centre of a network of parks and green spaces that integrates Hudson Yards into the West Side’s most interesting neighbourhoods. The design of the 88-story tower is distinctive from the ground up. The dramatic architecture forms four graceful arcs of glass designed to maximize the views of the Hudson River and the sparkling skyline of New York and beyond. Fifteen Hudson Yards offers a vast array of residences to suit every taste, with exciting views, soaring ceilings and custom interiors. The extraordinary lifestyle of Fifteen Hudson Yards extends beyond individual residences. Swim laps while enjoying expansive city views on the 50th floor, which is entirely dedicated to wellness pursuits, including 12,000 square feet of spa, salon and fitness facilities. One floor up, the 51st floor is a gathering space with lounges, private dining suites, a club room for game day and a state-of-the-art collaborative workspace.
15 William New York
Formerly known as the William Beaver House, 15 William New York is a 47-floor residential skyscraper located at 15 William Street, on the corner of Beaver Street, in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. Opened in 2008, the 528-feet building was designed by the New York firm of Tsao & McKown and built by André Balazs Properties. Noted for its brick exterior with yellow and dark grey panels between the windows, giving rise to the nickname “Post-It Note Building”, one of the three penthouses was sold in September 2007 for 4.7 million dollars, the highest price per square foot ever in the Financial District. There are 320 apartments and a range of shared amenities including a 60-foot indoor lap pool, squash and basketball courts, a screening room, gymnasium, penthouse events space and terrace and a public restaurant on the street level.
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150 Reade Street
An exemplary of elegance and sophistication, 150 Reade Street is a pristine, six-story townhouse that boasts 7,500 s.f. of space and was recently renovated under the meticulous eyes of SP WONG Architects. The home features 5 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, an elevator, glass-railed staircases, ubiquitous Nublado marble stone flooring, a brace of terraces and a finished roof deck with beautiful views of One World Trade Center. Occupying the entirety of the fourth floor, the master suite is set beside a luxurious spa-like ensuite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub, a separate shower and a sleek dual-sink vanity. Finishing the home is an expansive, full-height basement level featuring a large media room with a full bathroom, a walk-in cedar closet and wood-look porcelain floors. There is also access to a 450 s.f. underground vault. 150 Reade Street is tucked away in a quiet Tribeca enclave between Greenwich and Hudson Streets. It is equipped with a smart-home Crestron system and a geothermal heating and cooling system for energy efficiency.
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180 Franklin in nestled in Clinton Hill, famous for its eclectic vibe. The quintessential artisan lifestyle is complemented by the neighbourhood’s local shops, chef-driven restaurants, bakers and gourmet coffee roasters. Close to several parks and moments from Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, the Navy Yard and the Manhattan Bridge, this corner of the city is full of free-spirited energy. Its rental residences feature highlights like oversized windows, Northern Ash hardwood floors, Italian tile backsplashes, Caesarstone quartz countertops, Fisher & Paykel and Bosch appliances, and private outdoor space. The building also features great amenities like an attended lobby, social lounge, landscaped roof terrace, modern fitness centre, art studio and gallery, music rehearsal space and car parking and bike storage.
200 Eleventh Avenue
The 60,000 s.f. 200 Eleventh Avenue residential building is located in New York’s West Chelsea neighbourhood, a former industrial zone and home to many art galleries. Designed by Selldorf Architects, the nineteen-story building makes an iconic contribution to the neighbourhood while establishing continuity with Chelsea’s architectural traditions. The 16 units are configured as duplexes, a strategy which increases building height in order to maximize river views. Each unit has the feel of a private home with a double-height living space. Interiors are modern and flexible. The kitchens can be fluidly integrated with the living area or concealed by teak folding doors that, when closed, reveal themselves as wood-panelled walls. All apartments are afforded open views of the Hudson River which are maximized with full height casement windows. 200 Eleventh Avenue is best known for a singular amenity: residents do not park their cars in a garage, but within their units, in a private garage served by a car elevator.
21 West End
21 West End is a residential rental oasis unlike any other, rising between the Hudson River and the heart of Manhattan. Dermot Company brings the first of five towers to be completed in the Riverside Center development. Masterplanned by Christian Portzamparc, with experience design by ICRAVE and architecture by SLCE, 21 West End is a holistic experience crafted with care. With more than 35,000 s.f. of amenities space, 21 West End offers an unparalleled rental experience within New York City. EOS is a cutting-edge concept in residential amenities programs that manages must-have services, drives unique programming property-wide and distributes resident perks across EOS-run properties. The amenities at 21 West End were envisioned as the extension of the home, such as the screening space, indoor dog park or the kid’s playroom. The list continues with a wine tasting room, tenth floor lounge with private terrace, private club room with golf simulator, library and lounge areas, lap pool and spa, gym, yoga studio and boxing studio.
251 First Street allows its residents to enjoy the best that Brooklyn has to offer — established schools, verdant parks, proven shopping and great dining — while satisfying their insistence upon modern technology and design. 251 is where beauty, function, necessity and luxury coalesce in a style and setting that, first and foremost, yield the promise of a great living experience. 251 First embraces individuality and stands for originality. Its signature architectural element — a puzzle-like series of setbacks and terraces — requires a variety of interior designs to accommodate it. The happy consequences is an assortment of twenty-nine unique apartment configurations. Like glass-bannistered stairways to the sky, the stepped terraces of 251 First connect to a collection of stunning, light-filled penthouses. Eleven in total, each with a unique layout. The building is completed with a full set of amenities: a completely open first floor with unobstructed end-to-end sightlines; a bright and light-filled children’s playroom with direct access to a courtyard garden; a fully equipped fitness center including space for yoga and stretching; and a fully-landscaped and furnished rooftop, with outdoor kitchen and dining area, which lets residents take entertaining to a higher level.
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