Investing in New York City
Soho Style: The Architecture and Design of Soho's New Constructions
There are plenty of spectacular new construction condos in Soho, and even more are on the way. To be sure, we are very fond of Soho’s exceptional cast-iron architecture; but needless to say, we love its new architecture too.
Perhaps one of our favorite new construction developments, definitely had us intrigued for a long time. It’s located in Hudson Square (not to be confused with Hudson Yards) on Soho’s west side, just steps from Tribeca. Designed by ODA Architects, its facade showcases the firm’s cubist style, while using materials that clearly refer to the area’s industrial history. Inside, deftly planned condos feature floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek appointments; penthouses even feature private terraces.
Clearly more modern in its architecture, One Vandam, located at 180 Sixth Avenue, is easily identifiable from its facade of vertically-oriented strips of limestone and glass. Its interior design is similarly sleek, with modern lines and materials, and appealing fixtures and accents. Penthouses in particular feature private terraces to showcase captivating views. In keeping with Manhattan’s modern amenities package, it also features a landscaped terrace and adjacent residents’ lounge.
Completed in 2014, 224 Mulberry Street is exemplary of subtle Manhattan luxury. Naturally, each apartment is replete with top-notch finishes. Living rooms feature floor-to-ceiling gridded windows, and open concept kitchens offer state-of-the-art design. Bathrooms are adorned with marble and highly detailed mosaic floor tiling. In addition to its excellent amenities, the building offers an assigned parking space to each condo in the on-site garage.
We mentioned , but it’s always worth mentioning it again. Much like his other works, 10 Sullivan is a context-sensitive condo building, blending sleek lines with an industrial robustness. 10 Sullivan is unique however, in that it has a footprint like the Flatiron building — which means that each unit’s wedge-point windows will showcase sweeping vistas of Lower Manhattan.
The erstwhile Tootsie Roll factory site is currently under construction as 325 West Broadway. While its architecture is clearly modern — almost sculptural — its proportions and rounded window frames are reminiscent of Soho’s cast-iron architecture. No interior renderings have been released yet, but if its architectural concept is anything to go by, it won’t disappoint.