The Flatiron Building gives the Flatiron District its name, but the unusually shaped, instantly recognizable Manhattan landmark at 175 Fifth Avenue also sets the aesthetic tone for this small, stylish and surpassingly distinguished little Manhattan neighborhood in Gramercy. Although it spans just seven blocks from 18th Street to 25th Street, between Park Avenue South and Sixth Avenue, the Flatiron District is home to some of the most impressive architecture in all of Manhattan, from Beaux Arts beauties such as the Flatiron Building itself to some of Manhattan's loveliest cast-iron buildings. But there's more to the Flatiron District than a distinctive skyline -- from a bumper crop of new restaurants and retail to a wealth of new condominium listings, of both the pre-war condo conversion and the new construction condominium variety, this small neighborhood has become a major player on the Manhattan real estate scene.
Many of the historic buildings in the Flatiron District have remained office buildings -- although the businesses that call Flatiron home today tend more towards technology firms, modeling agencies and art studios, as opposed to the ladies clothiers that first made the neighborhood famous in the early years of the 20th Century -- but several have been re-imagined as a type of stylish contradiction unique to NYC real estate: new pre-war condominiums, such as the conversion at 254 Park Avenue South, are a Flatiron real estate signature. In a sense it could hardly be otherwise: much Flatiron District real estate is landmarked, which means both that the neighborhood's retail has an intriguingly disjunctive feel about it -- sleek contemporary restaurants from foodie icons Tom Colicchio and Danny Meyer inhabit gracious 19th-century storefronts and a stately century-old Cass Gilbert building, respectively -- and that new construction condominium development has been comparatively scarce. Still, a few new construction Flatiron condominium developments have emerged as notable new condo listings, including the elegant and ultra-modern One Madison Park and 240 Park Avenue South. Whether the buildings are new or old, on the tree-lined side streets or along the bustling avenues, Flatiron District real estate stands out -- just as the landmark that lent the neighborhood its name has for over a century.
Chelsea’s Cammeyer is a pre-war condominium that one could call a sanctuary for artsy residents. Spacious walls are ideal for hanging up paintings, while the lobby with 16-foot ceilings boasts a cutting-edge laser-cut aluminum sculpture. Oversized windows and wine cellars round off the luxury at this apartment building.
Located in Gramercy Park, 254 Park Avenue South is in an area of lively restaurants and shopping destinations. The building’s exterior is entirely composed for French limestone, and although it was built in 1913, recent renovations have occurred. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman and exclusive fitness center and lounge.
This 12-story building at the intersection of Chelsea and the Flatiron District, distinguished by its blue mosaic wall, features interiors with massive windows and bamboo flooring.
The ultra luxurious glass castle at 15 Union Square West offers its residents oversized closets, terraces, and endless views of the historic Union Square Park as it gracefully towers over it
Located in the heart of the Flatiron District, 21 West 20th Street offers 13 floors of luxury residences in one of Manhattan's most historical neighborhoods.
A newly constructed condominium in Gramercy, 240 Park Avenue South offers an atmosphere of spaciousness and light with oversized windows, high ceilings, and a curved glass exterior that makes sunlight refract beautifully over the interiors as well as enhance a remarkable view of Manhattan.
Located in the Flatiron District, 241 Fifth Avenue is a 20 story condominium luxury building. The building includes a stunning rooftop deck, private screening room and a fitness center.
10 Madison Square Park West was once the site of the International Toy Center, but today it’s a luxury residential building offering apartments in a wide range of sizes. Located right next to Madison Square Park, the building also offers residents a number of luxury amenities, including a 10,000 square foot residents’ club.
260 Park Avenue South is a pre-war building that was recently converted to smartly designed lofts. Located in the heart of the Flatiron District, it is close to some of Lower Manhattan's best dining and shopping, as well as Greenwich Village and the East Village.
A 55-story luxury condo overlooking the Flatiron District and Gramercy Park, Sky House is the spitting image of class with a sophisticated brick and glass exterior and luxurious porcelain accents and marble surfaces inside. A host of amenities from a fitness club to a family room round off this ultra-modern post-war high-rise.