100 Eleventh Avenue is one of the most exciting NY contemporary projects to date – designed by Jean Nouvel and Beyer Blinder Belle. This dramatic 21-story residential tower features the most highly-engineered and technologically advanced curtain wall ever constructed in New York City. This instant landmark building features a gently curving, glittering mosaic of nearly [...]
‘New Developments’ in Chelsea
410 West 24th Street, London Terrace Towers
London Terrace is a historic gem in Manhattan’s history, built in 1930, comprised of 710 cooperative apartments and encompassing the entire block of 24th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue. Chelsea has become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city thanks to its residential ambiance and cultural [...]
The curvy lines on the upper levels of 456 West 19th Street are said to “mirror the waves of the nearby Hudson River.” The base of the exterior is black brick, which contrasts nicely with the rippling balconies. Aside from the beautiful architecture, the units themselves are very impressive. There are 22 apartments in total, all duplexes, ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet. Each apartment features a double-height ceiling (20 feet tall), open floor plan, and energy-efficient UV-blocking glass multi-paned steel windows.
With lots of activity and construction in West Chelsea near the High Line, +Art is a unique project for a few different reasons. With 189 homes, it’s a large new development, with both condo and rental units. The main entrance will be on 540 West 28th Street, and renters have a separate entrance at 537 West 27th Street. This building will offer a fresh industrial look with sleek surfaces and steel fixtures. Kitchens will include Subzero refrigerators, Bertazzoni ranges, white Corian countertops and more. In keeping with its name, +Art will include both a curated lobby and something they’re calling an Art Yard, reflective of the wonderful artistic culture in Chelsea. Additional amenities include a fitness center, attended lobby, roof terrace, Abigail Michaels concierge on site, and 421-A Tax Abatement. The city’s newest park, the High Line, is just a short walk away.
New condo construction will not come to a halt if Gary Barnett has anything to do with it. The president of Extell Development has added another Chelsea address to his list of holes in the ground (see: also 19 West 20th St). He plans to build a 13-story, 54 unit condominium building at 147 West 21st Street, and has signed on SLCE architect, James Davidson, to conjure up plans for the ghost of a sliver space that once was. There is speculation whether Extell has also purchased the 3 adjoining buildings with the hopes of combining them into a sweeter package. One thing is certain however, its location next door to Casa, a top-quality rental building, will ensure Extell provides the competitive edge needed from its neighbors.
If you’re shocked to see how many combined addresses make up this new construction, don’t be. Extell Developers, known for making bold moves on the condominium front, has taken over the block with its efforts to build a 772 ft, 61-story condominium building. The once warehouse is still warehouse-like at first glance of the exterior. Or maybe it has yet to outgrow the area which is largely composed of factories and a whole lot of nothingness except for the Javitz Center, a couple blocks north. We have every faith that an Extell property has the influence to transform the neighborhood byway of simply attracting high-end tenants. We expect the renovation for this palatial, skyscraping condo building will be ready to go before the end of the year.
Though many new developments boast outdoor space, only one can take pride in a back yard that’s over 100 years old: the Chelsea Enclave. This luxury condop development is uniquely built on Chelsea’s historic General Theological Seminary grounds, and will share the central garden with the Seminary: quite a view for some lucky buyers. Situated between West 20th and 21st on Ninth Avenue, the building benefits from the quiet charm of this little-known area of Chelsea and the eccentricity of Highline starchitecture only minutes away.
Joining the plethora of new developments along Chelsea’s 6th to 7th Avenue corridor (Clement Clarke, Indigo 21, etc.), Prima boasts 36 residential units contained within its 13-story brick and glass structure, reminiscent of Avant Chelsea.
The façade of the Onyx doesn’t fail to impress when illuminated at night - after dark, its black metallic panels suspended from the structure are at their most dramatic. The building’s name is derived from the sleek black granite and steel bolts that envelop its exterior as designed by the FX Fowle architecture firm.
Located at the intersection of Chelsea and the West Village, Loft 14 is a modern-style condo development that boasts private elevator entrances to each unit. Blocks from Union Square Park and within walking distance of Washington Square Park, it is at once in the middle of everything and off the overly beaten path.
Originally a brick garage built in 1925, this new condo building represents an interesting mix of old and new: the first three floors of the building are from the original structure and from the fourth floor up is new construction. Located on 17th street between 7th and 8th avenues, 246 West 17th is more calm and relaxed than its Chelsea counterparts, preferring function over fashion and no over-the-top amenities. As such, it fits right in to the block rather than trying to transform it.
The designers of 133 West 22nd have transformed an old walk-up apartment building into 100 luxury residences for those who grasp the neighborhood ’s future promise. The building boasts one of the best amenities package in the area, while skipping the pretension that it may otherwise attract. With an outdoor pool, a beautiful rooftop, on-site parking and a fitness center, the building truly caters to its residents’ desires.
Loft 25’s nine stories cross over two buildings: a brick-clad one that houses true, older lofts and garden duplexes, and a glass-adorned one that’s home to smaller one-bedroom units. The lofts are majestic with high ceilings and industrial character, while the one-bedrooms have lower ceilings but full-floor windows, with a more modern personality.
The intense light bouncing off uninterrupted steel walls makes 245 Tenth Avenue immediately conspicuous to the naked eye (or to those wearing shades). Its facade of glass and stainless steel expands outwards and upwards, a mirror of West Chelsea’s changing landscape.
200 Eleventh Avenue is a majestic steel tower rising from a gunmetal glazed terracotta base that exudes a unique level of craftsmanship, warmth and character. Its 16 limited-edition homes range from simplexes with terraces to duplexes, and penthouses, with a corresponding spectrum of square footage: 1,300 to 3,500 square feet. The units feel bright and spacious due to the double-height ceilings in most units and an abundance of glass.
This 14 floor condominium tower, designed by Neil Denari Architects, is built on a unique site directly adjacent to the High Line at 23rd street. The building is sure to stand out as a luxury mid-rise against the rapidly transforming West Chelsea neighborhood.
If you want to get a sense of what the NY residential condo market might look like in 10 years, The Metal Shutter Houses may spark your imagination. This building’s double-height, perforated metal shutters truly define this project as unique and innovative, everything you would expect from Shigeru Ban, the famous Japanese architect who designed this masterpiece.
This marvel of a 23-story residential tower has been described by its architect as “a vision machine”, with each angle and structural detail designed to create a truly unique visual experience. Approximately 1,650 differently-sized panes of glass (each of them tilted at a different angle and in a different direction) combine to create the most highly engineered and complex glass curtain wall ever constructed in New York City.
Welcome to one of the truly innovative and award-winning condo homes leading the renaissance of New York’s West Chelsea district: 459 West 18th.
Designed and developed by award winning Della Valle Bernheimer, these condo residences contribute to the impressive showcase of exciting and leading-edge residential architecture of Far West Chelsea. Its striking geometric black and white exterior, juxtaposed against the subtleness of its full floor residences, pays tribute to Chelsea’s rich artistic character (the neighborhood boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the world).
Pronounced Eve, the Yves Chelsea is one of the most unique residential buildings along the 7th Avenue corridor. Its all-glass tiered façade is an appropriate reflection of the Chelsea neighborhood: contemporary, trendy and eye-catching.
The Avant Chelsea is one of the smaller luxury condo buildings in Chelsea neighborhood, likely its greatest appeal. With approximately two units per floor, all two-bedrooms, it has a neighborly feel that complements the area’s personality quite well. This may well be due to the townhouse experience of 1100 Architect who designed the building, further adding to the quaintness of Avant and its intelligent layouts. For those who want to dwell in modern, unique settings, while still seeking the personal feeling of knowing your neighbors, this may well be the building for you.
The Chelsea Modern is one of the many shiny, happy condo buildings on a mission to redefine the Highline corridor of 10th Avenue above 14th Street.
Aside from the tried and true high-end finishes one would expect from such luxury buildings, the Chelsea Modern features ‘moving walls’ which lets buyers further enhance its already flexible layouts.
Brand new Chelsea condo: 100 West 18th Street has an unusual yet attractive multi-angle shape composed of an iridescent black brick, double-height windows and several private terraces. In true Chelsea style, you enter into an art-gallery styled lobby. Amenities go above and beyond, including a landscaped roof deck with outdoor shower and gas grill, club room with kitchen, refrigerated room for packages, and private storage space for each residence. Apartments feature gourmet kitchens with Sub-Zero refrigerators, wine refrigerators, washers/dryers, IPod docking stations, and separate lava stone stall showers.
The Oculus Condominium is situated at the axis of the Flatiron District, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Union Square. 21 of these 47 beautifully designed residences will feature outdoor space. The building’s façade features terra-cotta manufactured in Germany, oversized windows, and stainless steel railed balconies. Features are all top-of-the-line, including Poggenpohl cabinets, Viking refrigerators, dishwashers, wine coolers, and ranges in the kitchens, Kohler fixtures , Steamist steam showers, and radiant floor heating in the master bathrooms. Quality and style were top priorities when designing this new development condo project.