Fall’s Luxe Lineup Forges On

Rendering of 221 West 77th Street main entrance.

A rendering of 221 West 77, a new residential project designed by architect Thomas Juul-Hansen.

221 West 77

Designed by Danish architect Thomas Juul-Hansen, this residential conversion is turning a former garage into luxury condos, the second of such ventures by developer Naftali Group. The 26 two-to-five bedroom condos and penthouses will range from $4 million to $23 million. There’s even a 3,200 sq ft townhouse in the mix. The amenities for 221 West 77 include a fitness center, basketball court, a furnished roof deck with lush landscaping, residents’ lounge, and on-site parking. It’s not slated to open until 2017, but sales officially begin this fall.  


No, it’s not the artist formerly known as; it’s the beautiful and elite repurposing of St. Patrick’s Cathedral School on the corner of Prince and Mott Street just north of Little Italy. The landmarked building will be redesigned for luxury condos by Marvel Architects and despite spanning a full city block, will house only seven exclusive condos and two 9,000-plus sq ft townhouses. The building will offer up such prestigious amenities as a wine cellar, private storage, and fitness and yoga studios. Sales in this Hamlin Ventures and Time Equities Inc. project are slated to hit this month and will start  at $7.74 million for a 2,743 sq ft 3-bedroom.

Gramercy Square

The former Cabrini Medical Center off Gramercy Park is seeing a mega-conversion into a luxury residential complex. Though sales have yet to launch, prices were revealed by a tipster, and the apartments will range from studios to penthouses, starting at $885,000 and capping out at $33 million. The luxury development describes its residences as “posh garden homes”, and the building showcases a 12,000 sq ft residents’ club featuring a wine room, media lounge, 12,000 sq ft lap pool, courtyard, and something called a “tween room”.

100 East Fifty Third Street

In another installment of the Aby Rosen-ification of Midtown, the real estate tycoon is behind starchitect Norman Foster’s One Hundred East Fifty Third Street. The project has long been delayed but now appears to be moving forward, and Rosen’s company RFR Holdings pairing up with China Vanke on development. Renderings reveal an angular facade, and the very luxe amenities package will include a fitness center with 60 ft pool, library, and lounge. Fall sales are expected.

The Sorting House

This luxury development gets its unique name due its being built atop the Radio City Post Office on West 52nd Street in Midtown West. Cadence Property Group is adding two floors to the current 1930s-era structure, and will use the top three floors for 30 residences, some with private terraces. Sales will begin this fall, starting at around $1.3 million.

118 East 59th Street

In one of their inaugural commissions for New York City, starchitect Soo K. Chan of SCDA Architects is designing both the exterior and interiors of this 40-story tower, which is being built by Hong Kong-based Euro Properties. With only 29 condos in such a tall building, the residences promise to be spacious, and a four-bedroom triplex penthouse will be the crowning glory. Two floors of the building will be used for amenities, including an outdoor lounge.