Manhattan Neighborhoods Keep A Modern Edge with New Constructions

Rendering of a penthouse at 20 East End Avenue.

Rendering of a penthouse at 20 East End Avenue via Curbed.

The market for luxury new construction condos is thriving in NYC, and as a result, Manhattan’s neighborhoods have maintained their distinct styles while keeping a modern edge.

Just last week, we caught a glimpse of the penthouse renderings in the Robert A.M. Stern–designed project, 20 East End Avenue in the Upper East Side. These designs perfectly line up with Mr. Stern’s portfolio of modern interpretations of Manhattan’s pre-war sophistication. Herringbone-pattern floors, crown and floor molding details, and even functional fireplaces are in store for their future residents. Noticeably, floor plans indicate open concept kitchens, conferring a decidedly modern convenience. Both penthouses are 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath homes that span over 6,000 sqft, but the first of them has the exclusive benefit of four rooftop terraces. As a whole, 20 East End Avenue reinterprets classic Manhattan for the modern day, implementing features like a porte-cochere.

Going the aesthetically opposite way — not to mention geographically opposite, being cater-cornered from the UES in Soho — 10 Sullivan Street is just about complete. Billed as the tallest residential building in Soho, this flatiron-shaped building is sure to offer astounding views of Downtown Manhattan from its semicircular windows. Architect Cary Tamarkin designed this luxury building with the same level of detail and context-awareness as his other buildings in Lower Manhattan, which include 456 West Street and 508 West 24th Street. A spacious triplex penthouse takes the topmost floors of 10 Sullivan Street, offering great views and more than 8,000 sqft, all at the price of a cool $45 million. To be sure, each of 10 Sullivan Street’s homes feature hallmarks of loft-style luxury, like extraordinarily high ceilings and oversized, gridded windows; but they also promise to make excellent use of elite materials, such as Danish oak and Dolomite marble.

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