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Discover the 50 Best Residential Buildings in New York – Part 2Tuesday 26 December 2017
Discover the 50 Best Residential Buildings in New York – Part 2 ⇒ Welcome to the second part of CovetED’s choice for the 50 best residential buildings in New York. In this holiday season, be amazed by the incredible houses and amazing amenities that serve the Big Apple residents. Once again with no particular order, enjoy ten more examples of how you could be living.
From alternative music to New York’s most significant annual film festival, TriBeCa has more going on nightly than some entire cities. Stunning culinary creations abound from some of the city’s finest dining rooms, including Chanterelle and Bouley, to neighbourhood restaurants that attract a local clientele. Designer boutiques and furniture galleries make it a stylish, upscale destination. The ideal location of 34 Leonard offers easy access uptown to SoHo, Greenwich Village and Chelsea, and downtown to Wall Street and Lower Manhattan. Based on a strategy of pared-down elegance, the main living spaces of these limited edition homes open to light. Walnut hardwood floors introduce warmth and texture. Seamless white walls show art to best effect. Expansive open layouts, high ceilings and walls of pivoting windows with urban and park views define ideal dwellings for artful connoisseurs and collectors. Amenities that combine technology and artistry extend the numerous benefits of life at 34 Leonard. The attended lobby anticipates your needs from the entrance gallery. A gym with state-of-the-art equipment, a pet spa, an industrial equipped laundry room, and private storage lockers cater to every resident’s needs. An elegantly crafted, climate-controlled wine cellar and tasting room houses each resident’s private collection.
Located on the Bowery between East 3rd and 4th Streets, the 13-storey residential tower 347 Bowery is comprised of a two-storey commercial base with living units above. The expansive glass storefront in the base continues the neighbourhood pedestrian retail scale while the setback upper floors have dramatic south and west facing views across Lower Manhattan. Uniquely configured as townhomes, the five residential units provide all of the privacy and intimacy of a traditional townhouse with the amenities of a full-service building. The four duplex units and penthouse triplex each have a central spiralling staircase and suspended catwalk which overlooks the main living space and provides a separation between the master and secondary bedrooms. The base of the building is clad in light grey Kolumba brick complementing the zinc panels of the tower. Gardens and landscape are abundant in the building with balconies on each floor and a large rooftop garden on the third floor designed in a collaboration between Selldorf Architects, Oheme and Van Sweden Landscape Architects.
363 Bond Street
Named Brooklyn’s new hot spot by Conde Nast Traveler, Gowanus has a distinctly industrial character and is home to the city’s most mouthwatering eateries, avant-garde galleries, and innovative businesses. Walk its streets and discover the city’s best Italian coffee, rock climbing walls, co-working spots and the only Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn. Developed by Hill West Architects, the Gowanus apartments at 363 Bond Street are in the beating heart of Brooklyn’s best new neighbourhood. The apartments are outfitted with comfort in mind with custom Italian designed kitchen cabinetry, quartz countertops and islands and Bosch stainless steel appliances. When the sun’s up, relax poolside at the Brooklyn Crush Rooftop Pool with sundeck and mural by Tristan Eaton. Head to Social by 363, the resident lounge complete with bar, fireplace, billiards and tech room. Visit the Green by 363 and entertain at one of the private barbeque cabanas or simply relax and lay in the grass on the rooftop lawn. Stay healthy at 363 FIT with Precore machines, PELOTON spin bikes and free weights spread across 4,000 s.f. and centred at the Yoga Studio by 363.
40 Bond Street
The luxurious apartment building on 40 Bond Street in New York, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is a sparkling reinterpretation of the traditional cast iron and brick loft buildings of the surrounding area. The 11-storey building contains 27 luxury apartments and 5 townhouses, creating a new typology of apartments which combine housing with the services and amenities of a 5-star hotel. The façade is constructed of concrete, wrapped in blackened copper and luminescent curved glass. The materials of the façade have been treated in numerous ways which create an ornamental ground floor and shimmering upper floors that respond to changes in light. At street level, the private entrances to the townhouses are protected by a large cast aluminium graffiti-inspired gate. The building fits comfortably into its context by reinterpreting the typical Noho loft buildings and their materiality whilst standing out through the interesting and unique use of new materials and manufacturing processes.
50 Gramercy Park
For residents of the 50 Gramercy Park luxury building, entry to New York’s private Gramercy Park tops the list of exclusive amenities. Accessible only by key, the Samuel Ruggles–designed park has remained a coveted refuge since its establishment in the 1830s. The visionary developer modelled the oasis on a London square, providing parkside residents with an uninterrupted plot of tranquillity. High above Gramercy Park, massive floor to ceiling windows, designed by acclaimed British architect John Pawson, deliver stunning views and beautiful light throughout the posh residences with a private landing. The exclusive 50 GPN has 24-hour doormen and concierge and offers Gramercy Park Hotel amenities which include housekeeping and hospitality services.
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50 West is one of the Financial District’s most elegant addresses. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Helmut Jahn, 50 West’s graceful ascent soars above its surroundings and adds a remarkably innovative modern accent to the neighbourhood. At over 780 feet tall, residents can watch ships sail into the New York Harbor, admire the Statue of Liberty from their curved glass windows and see both the Hudson and East Rivers on either side of lower Manhattan. Within its 64 stories, 50 West offers a wide variety of expansive layouts, ranging from one bedroom to five bedrooms, from spacious duplexes to unique penthouses. Double height living rooms are featured throughout the tower. Its warm, classic interiors are designed and finished by the award-winning Thomas Juul-Hansen, whose aesthetic perfectly complements Jahn’s sophisticated architecture. Four floors are devoted to a comprehensive suite of amenities, including a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, beautiful Water Club, and a variety of children’s and teen recreation spaces. Additionally, The Observatory at 50 West Street, a spectacular 64th-floor outdoor entertaining space, offers panoramic views of New York City’s iconic sites and skyline.
520 West 28th
Zaha Hadid’s international body of work is largely defined by graceful curves inspired by nature. The late architect brought this sensibility to 520 West 28th, marking a dramatic shift away from the hard angles that dominate standard residential architecture. The result was a vertical landscape sitting directly on the High Line, comprising 39 unique residences. The collection of residences at 520 West 28th represent Zaha Hadid’s vision for modern living. Working within her distinctive architectural language, she applied a powerful elegance and detail to the interiors, focusing on nuances that reflect the overall experience of the building. The 39 generous loft-like residences are individually crafted, each with the artist’s signature mark woven into the design. The long list of amenities includes a 75-foot saline-system swimming pool, the only private IMAX theatre in New York City, a state-of-the-art fitness centre created by The Wright Fit, an automated valet and an incredible wellness level inspired by the Turkish hammam.
Five Two Five
Five Two Five embraces New York innovative spirit while planting its residents deep in the roots of that history. Perfectly poised at the nexus of the vibrant Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood, 525 is surrounded by established centres of culture, commerce and social activity such as Hudson River Park, the Theater District, Times Square and Hudson Yards. Thoughtfully designed by Handel Architects, the building’s brick façade and warm, industrial-inspired interiors pay homage to the factories that once stood here, while the amenities and unparalleled level of service epitomize the best of modern living. State-of-the-art appliances, high-end materials and oversized windows that frame breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the city skyline create luxurious sanctuaries that celebrate the best of modern urban living. From the incredible list of amenities, we highlight the amazing fitness centre, the Sports Lounge, the Rooftop Lounge & Sundeck, the Outdoor Amenity Deck, and, with a particular importance, two cutting-edge golf simulators by Full Swing Golf, which allow you to virtually play on over 80 breathtaking and challenging golf courses from around the world, including St. Andrew’s, Pebble Beach, Oakmont and Torrey Pines.
Fifty Third and Eight
Fifty Third and Eighth reflects the neighbourhood’s bold character and charm. With interiors by BP Architects and furnishing by ASH NYC, each aspect of the property has been meticulously transformed with modern and busy lifestyles in mind. The building is situated in the heart of one of Manhattan’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, Hell’s Kitchen. Ranging from one to three-bedrooms, each residence is outfitted with white oak wood flooring and crafted around the inspiring city and water views, allowing bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens to enjoy an abundance of natural light year-round. The building is also serviced by best-in-class amenities. On the second floor, residents can unwind in a sun-drenched lounge equipped with a kitchenette, communal workspace and lush terrace, with an adjacent children’s playroom. A state-of-the-art fitness centre offers yoga, cardio and weight equipment, as well as men’s and women’s sauna, flanked by a secluded garden. This expansive outdoor space can accommodate open-air fitness classes and has access to a private pup park where pets can run and play without ever leaving the building. An ideal place for barbecues, picnics and sunbathing, the rooftop lounge enjoys unobstructed views of the majestic Manhattan skyline. In addition, residents benefit from valet dry cleaning and on-site parking all at Fifty Third & Eighth.
In New York’s historic waterfront neighbourhood comes a remarkable new residence deserving of its landmark setting. 60 Water presents a minimalist design which delivers maximum impact in this glass-clad, light-filled addition to the Dumbo skyline. Choose among light-filled studio, one and two-bedroom residences, some with home offices and terraces, and all impeccably appointed with floor-to-ceiling windows. Oak floors and Caesarstone countertops complement custom integrated kitchens and baths with appliances from Leibherr and Bosch. More than a home, 60 Water Street is a lifestyle. Standout amenities in this full-service residence include 24-hour concierge and fitness centre. Optional parking and bike room space available. A rooftop lounge deck offers exquisite Manhattan-facing water views.
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