Fall is almost upon us, and that means pumpkin spiced everything, crisp walks through Central Park, and a massive influx of new luxury residential construction in the city. Curbed just published a daunting list of new condo projects whose sales openings are slated for the season. We'll be breaking down this list over the next few months to give you some of the luxury projects we're most excited about.
Located at the corner of West Broadway and Wooster Street in the heart of one of the most historic districts in Downtown Manhattan, 325 West Broadway offers a new concept in cool Soho luxury condos. The playful name is Catalan for chocolate, a nod to its former life as a chocolate factory. Though its conversion to luxury condos has been in the works for some time, developer DDG finally got renovations off the ground in 2012. The beautifully restored cast-iron building will house 24 luxury condo residences. Each home will feature private terraces, custom vanity bathrooms, and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances while maintaining its pre-war charm and unique industrial characteristics by Beyhan Karahan Architects & Associates.
111 West 57th Street
Last we reported on the buzzworthy behemoth 111 West 57th Street, project completion dates were slated for 2016, and now we have word that the 82-story, 1,428 sq ft residential tower at the foot of Central Park will open its sales office this fall. 46 of the 60 ultra-luxe condos will be in the glassy tower, while the remaining 14 will be housed in the landmarked Steinway Hall, which serves as the structure’s base. Speaking of its base, this SHoP-designed tower is as impossibly thin as it is tall: it measures a mere 60 feet across, and will be nestled in a courtyard with private porte cochere.
Though the fate of the redevelopment of South Street Seaport remains unclear, the luxury residential glass towers are already taking form in the neighborhood in and around the seaport. A 60-story glass tower named One Seaport is set to open at 151 Maiden Lane, just north of the Manhattan Bridge along the East River. The S. Russell Groves–designed residential skyscraper will offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, many with with multiple exposures and terraces, and the 27th floor will feature a very posh sounding Water Club. Penthouses will top out at around $20 million.
This fall, we’ll keep you up to date on all things luxury new development. Stay posted!
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