Cary Tamarkin’s buildings have been well-regarded for their understated design and contextual awareness, and the rising new construction at 10 Sullivan Street (pictured) is no exception. Noted for his superb use of robust materials and black ribbon casement windows, Mr. Tamarkin applied these same principles to 10 Sullivan, which despite its unusual footprint blends perfectly with Lower Manhattan’s loft conversions.
To be sure, he’s both an architect and a developer, and while his project management acumen won’t be flexed at 10 Sullivan Street (the project is being directed jointly by Property Markets Group and Madison Equities), his well-rounded experience perfectly suits Lower Manhattan, where industrial warehouses were the norm, and new constructions pay homage.
10 Sullivan Street
Billed as the tallest building in Soho upon its completion, the project is composed of a tower plus some townhouses. Because of the its unusually shaped plot of land (not exactly rare for Lower Manhattan’s streets), its shape isn’t too far removed from that of the Flatiron Building – and to that end, standing in the focal point of tapered end is sure to yield some spectacular city views. Materials like Danish oak and Dolomite marble add a detailed elegance to each home. Kitchens are fitted with custom walnut cabinetry and Lagano marble countertops, as well as high-end appliances and fittings; and windowed bathrooms have freestanding soaking tubs. Notably, the townhouses in particular will have balcony access from their bathrooms. Naturally, high ceilings and oversized windows will offer plenty of sunlight and frame inviting city views. 10 Sullivan will also reportedly have a 10-space parking garage.
456 West 19th Street
456 West 19th Street is a beautiful new construction characterized, like so many of Cary Tamarkin’s designs, by its brick and glass facade — but what it distinguishes its industrial angles from other lofts is its penthouse. Uncharacteristically undulating lines may be found on the building’s crown. Undoubtedly, each space has been designed with some uncommonly luxurious elements. As intimated by its exterior, living rooms have double height ceilings, which paired with enormous windows, flood the area in sunlight.
508 West 24th Street
Right next to the High Line in Chelsea, 508 West 24th Street’s imposing mass is reminiscent of the area’s former industry. Clad in béton brut concrete (technically redundant: “beton” is concrete) and gridded casement windows, Mr. Tamarkin intended it to be robust as he explained in an interview, “The best way to do that is to use exposed concrete...If it were too perfect it would look like limestone. I wanted something rough and tough.” Interiors however, are anything but: beautifully crafted homes are accessible via private keyed elevators and feature white oak hardwood floors and Calacatta marble cladding. Uncommon features include balconies, uninhibited views of the High Line, and penthouses even have wood-burning fireplaces.