Several generations ago, the corner of the West Village between West 14th Street and Gansevoort Street and west of 9th Avenue was where the city's meats were packed and shipped. Today, the Meatpacking District packs in crowds for an entirely different reason: to visit the blockbuster High Line Park, to shop at the Meatpacking District's numerous high-end boutiques and to let loose in its booming nightlife scene. Which perhaps makes it no surprise that the Meatpacking District is now also home to some of the most desirable new condo listings in New York City.
The new construction condominiums that have sprouted in the Meatpacking District in recent years have changed the face of the neighborhood dramatically, and made it one of the most archtiecturally distinguished neighborhoods in Manhattan. Glassy new condominiums, many of them designed by blue-chip architects and a striking number of them LEED-certified green buildings, now rise alongside the century-old townhouses and brownstones that line the Meatpacking District's tree-lined streets. The contrast between the cobblestones and ambitious new condominiums makes for a uniquely Manhattan counterpoint.
It helps, naturally, that the new condo listings in the Meatpacking District are so distinguished. Superior Ink, with its LEED Silver Certification and a prime location overlooking the Hudson River, is one of the most desirable eco-friendly condo listings in New York City, and such new construction condos as The Gansevoort and 385 West 12th Street offer similar luxury on a smaller scale. The Meatpacking District has come a long way from those not-so-long-ago meat-packing days, and a wealth of promising new Meatpacking District condominiums suggest that the Meatpacking District condo boom is a long way from over.
Located in Manhattan’s ultra-trendy Meatpacking District, 345 West 14th Street is an 11-story structure, offering 37 vibrant, sustainable residences. As the site of the former Gansevoort Square building, the West Village low-rise now boasts a hand-laid, Danish brick façade, bronze windows, and an array of finely crafted features. Apartments at 345 West 14th Street range in size from one to three bedrooms, with many encompassing private, landscaped terraces, complete with sweeping downtown Manhattan views.
The Caledonia is like a taste of Buddhism in the middle of New York. A Zen garden adorned with bamboo trees and a cascading pool offer peace and calm to residents. In case this wasn’t enough, rooftop gardens and courtyards top this sense of completeness that residents in the Chelsea post-war high-rise will feel.
A new construction condominium by Della Valla Bernheimer, 459 West 18th Street in Chelsea is the picturesque image of elegance. Each apartment for sale is bathed in light and outfitted with modern and luxurious appliances and furnishings. With a prime location, Chelsea’ dining and High Line are only minutes away.
One Jackson Square uniquely combines technology and convenience to make for a striking luxury condominium. With an all-glass exterior, One Jackson Square gives residents sun-drenched homes that feature top-of-the-line amenities such as a 24-hour concierge and spa treatment room.
Superior Ink’s name is not tattoo-related in any way—it refers to the post-war loft’s historic location, where a Superior Ink company factory once existed. Its LEED Silver Certification ensures that the condominiums are energy-efficient, while sophisticated finishes prove that sustainability can coexist with beauty.
Few luxury condominiums in Manhattan can boast what 305 West 16th features: a 34-foot sculpture, gazing out over the Manhattan skyline. Each apartment shows similar dedication to unique aesthetic design. Located by Chelsea’s various cultural events, 305 West 16th Street is through and through a masterpiece of art.
The West Village’s Gansevoort is a luxury condominium area that accommodates a New Yorker’s residential needs. Not far from the Meatpacking District, The Gansevoort also offers many amenities such as a terrace, washer dryer and key-in elevator. A soaking tub, heated bathroom floors and a fantastic fireplace are also at tenants disposal.
West Village’s condominium building on 385 West 12th Street proves itself to be a triumph in New York living. With moderating copper panels that were designed to change to a pale blue-green over time, residents can expect an exceptional indoor home experience with luxury finishes in every room, concierge, and rooftop space with a lap pool.
246 West 17th Street, a new condominium in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, offers luxurious sun-bathed apartments. Each unit features an array of luxury appliances including Sub-Zero refrigerators and Zodiaq quartz countertops. The building itself offers a 24-hour doorman service, on-site parking, and private storage.
With 27 luxury condos, Village Green West is a new development in Greenwich Village set to earn LEED Gold certification due to it's energy efficiency and green design.