Discover the 50 Best Residential Buildings in New York – Part 3 ⇒ The third part of CovetED’s choice for the 50 best residential buildings in New York brings you incredible houses and dazzling amenities that serve the Big Apple residents. Once again in no particular order, enjoy ten more examples of how you could be living. If you haven’t accompanied the list so far, don’t forget to read parts 1 and 2 of this compilation.
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As the last remaining undeveloped Tribeca waterfront property with unimpeded Hudson River views, 70 Vestry demanded a carefully considered response. The vision was a building that reflects the heritage and architecture of the area, able to take its place in the skyline of Lower Manhattan. 70 Vestry sits on the shore of the Hudson, a rare opportunity to survey a mile-wide span of the river, as well as hundreds of acres of waterfront parkland. By day, the building’s cool textures seem to sparkle in the sun. As the day ends and the rays spread low across the Hudson, its walls radiate a gentle, almost painterly glow. It is not difficult, therefore, to see why Robert A.M. Stern Architects has chosen limestone to be the signature element of 70 Vestry. The generous residences, designed by Daniel Romualdez, feature traditional, natural materials applied in distinctively modern ways. “The amenities in this building are so well thought out. There is nothing like this anywhere else downtown”, said Romualdez. These include an elegant private courtyard, a stunning spa suite with an 82-foot swimming pool, separate children’s pool, and hot and cold plunge pools, sauna and steam rooms, an amazing fitness club designed by The Wright Fit, a full-size squash court, a billiards room and much more.
Anchoring the corner of 57th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan’s esteemed Sutton Place neighbourhood, aalto57, a LEED Silver building, offers a rental experience like no other. Inspired by Alvar Aalto’s iconic vase, the tower’s sculptural architecture reflects classic concepts of design both inside and out. An atmosphere of calm, comfort and style envelopes you from the moment you step into the lobby. Each apartment in this boutique rental building breathes with an unspoken air of sophistication. From the walnut floors to the oversized windows and up to ten-foot ceilings, the apartments exude a refined sense of style. Outfitted with Bosch washers and dryers and pre-wired for maximum connectivity, each apartment in aalto57 has all the luxuries of modern life. Live life at your own pace, whether hosting colleagues in the business centre’s conference room, unwinding with friends in the plush residents’ lounge, or warming yourself by the fire pit on the landscaped terrace. Work up a sweat in the fitness centre or have a ball at the indoor field house. You will find all the conveniences one needs from exclusive concierge services, Spot 57 to care for residents’ pets, a DIY bike tune-up station and Whole Foods right downstairs.
The Ashley is the place where the best of Manhattan meets luxury apartment living on the Upper West Side. Its upscale residences feature premium materials, top-notch craftsmanship, and custom detailing throughout the interiors. Many of the Upper West Side apartments for rent also provide residents with gorgeous unobstructed views of the Hudson River, Park or city. The club-style way of living offers Ashley residents countless amenities right at their doorstep, the cornerstone being the 40,000 square foot La Palestra Athletic Club and Spa. This prestigious facility includes: a 75-foot indoor pool; hot tub; Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training and Kinesis Rooms; 38-foot rock climbing wall; sauna, steam and private treatment rooms; indoor basketball and squash courts; bowling alley, game room and golf simulator. In the spirit of collaboration, the amenities also include a private landscaped courtyard by Mathews Nielson, an elegant McGinley designed lobby, and a children’s indoor playroom by Kidville.
Atlas New York
Atlas New York is a no fee, full perk luxury apartment building in Midtown Manhattan. A “home chic home in Midtown”, the Bryant Park luxury apartments include full-size appliances, open kitchen with oversized countertops, floor-to-ceiling windows and much more. Among its exclusive amenities, one can find: the 5th Floor Terrace, and 48th Floor Sky Terrace offering 360-degree views of New York City; a great Fitness Club with a studio; a Resident Lounge; the 5th Floor Library; complimentary bicycle storage, 24-Hour Doorman and Personal Concierge Services. The services alone would put Atlas New York already in this 50 Best Residential Buildings in New York list. These include dry cleaning, dog walking, exclusive access to daily fitness classes including yoga, Pilates, and boot camp, events that range from summer concerts on the roof to wine tastings, and much more.
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Austin Nichols House
As one of the last iconic structures on the Williamsburg Waterfront, the Austin Nichols House is the reimagination of architect Cass Gilbert’s magnum opus and a testament to Williamsburg’s history and culture. From the astonishing NYC skyline views to the exquisite design by Morris Adjmi, the Austin Nichols House celebrates the legacy and future of a landmark through an identity 100 years in the making. Among the many amenities, one can find a striking lobby, a waterfront esplanade facing the North Brooklyn Waterfront, an incredible rooftop sundeck, the Zen Garden and Courtyard, and the Waterfront Fitness Centre, offering an unrivalled fitness experience. With a separated amenity floor, the Austin Nichols House gives residents a 360-degree recreational experience, including coworking spaces, a resident café and catering kitchen, children’s playroom, theatre, music rehearsal rooms, as well as on-site parking.
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Proud of its theatre district heritage, The Biltmore is located close to work and entertainment areas. Residents can easily walk to Columbus Circle and discover the rewards of Central Park or stumble upon an endless list of hip restaurants and nightlife steps from the front door. The Biltmore Fitness Center is a 24-hour gym with strength training equipment, cardio machines, and group fitness classes, from boot camps to Pilates and Yoga. The lounge comprises a daily Breakfast To-Go, a Coffee and Tea Bar and an always fresh juice bar. The Games Area allows residents to play billiards, darts or sink into an Eames chair and catch the never-ending political games on the large flat screens. In the Screening Room, they can gather for the big events, from Super Bowl to Oscars, or plan their own star-studded night. Finally, the wrap-around seasonal sun Roof Deck lets one soak in some rays or plan a dinner al fresco.
The hottest Chelsea apartment rentals are located adjacent to the High Line, New York’s most unique and exciting urban park. The Caledonia brings the perfect balance of energy and serenity to the middle of Manhattan’s of-the-moment neighbourhoods, West Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. This luxurious New York City rental building represents a new style of living in a historic downtown location. Developed by industry leaders Related Companies and Taconic Investment Partners, The Caledonia offers exquisite apartments and the unique opportunity for renters to experience unprecedented services and amenities including in-building access to Equinox Fitness Center. This list of amenities is enormous and includes a lushly landscaped outdoor sun terrace, a Resident Health and Fitness Lounge, a Dog City/Pet Spa, 24-Hour Valet Parking and access to a huge parking garage, and much more.
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Developed by Adellco Corporation, the d’Orsay, an 11-storey project located at 211 West 14th Street, consists of 21 residences with interiors designed by renowned French designer Jacques Garcia, making his grand debut in the residential real. Celebrated the world over for his luxurious style, Jacques Garcia has designed the d’Orsay with elegant finishes and thoughtful amenities. Hill West Architects handled the architectural design of the European-inspired building, located in the nexus of the West Village, Meatpacking District and Chelsea. Homes range from one to four bedrooms, as well as a penthouse and townhouse, with some having private outdoor space. The boutique luxury building boasts expansive amenities, including a rooftop garden, skylit fitness centre, as well as a spa with a treatment room, steam room and plunge pool.
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With over 120 layouts, including simplexes, lofts, duplexes, triplexes and townhomes, Edge apartments have something for everyone. Several Edge amenities are designed to encourage and facilitate the social lives of residents, starting with fabulous lounges. Play billiards, watch sports or movies on the large flat panel television or relax by the fire. There are even kitchens and communal-style dining tables for entertaining large groups. Edge also offers a party room that can be reserved for private gatherings. This room has easy access to the lounge kitchen and opens onto the poolside terrace for warm weather get-togethers. For movie lovers, there are two screening rooms, complete with state-of-the-art projection systems and comfortable theatre-style seating. A fully-equipped game room features consoles loaded with titles and for social gatherings of any age group or skill level. Edge offers a fun-filled virtual golf system where parties can simulate play at the best courses in the world. Outside, surrounding the pool, is an expansive terrace with views of the park, east river and Manhattan skyline. It is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places imaginable.
10 Hanover Square
NYC’s Financial District is the hub of world finance, and 10 Hanover Square provides residents with a place to both relish it and escape it. Enjoy the stunning views of the East River from its Lower Manhattan luxury apartments and then step out onto pedestrian-friendly streets near Battery Park. Maybe you’ll want to linger over coffee at the British Memorial Garden before continuing on to greet the financial day at the NYSE. The lovely luxury apartment homes are well appointed with hardwood flooring, granite countertops and an oversized soaking tub. The concierge and doormen are available 24/7 and eager to help. The community rooms boast the best in full-size catering kitchens, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and the building has recently been renovated, now including a conference room and business centre. A state-of-the-art fitness centre is available, as are several retail outlets. The new children’s playroom is there any time of day to let children get the wiggles out and run around.
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