Metal Shutter Houses - 524 West 19th Street
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.
Each of the duplex houses can be opened to expose the double-height living room. The 20 foot upward pivoting glass wall, coupled with interior sliding doors, creates one expansive and uninterrupted loft space, seamlessly transitioning from inside to out. The facade’s motorized perforated metal shutters serve as a light-modulating privacy screen, adding the sense of seclusion of these residences. As most of the apartment features are designed by Shigeru, you can expect unusual lines, sinuous edges, and innovative materials to create a clean and simple feel throughout the units.
Address: Metal Shutter Houses, 524 West 19th Street
Service: Full service
Apartments: 8 (three-bedroom, four-bedroom, five-bedroom, duplex, penthouse)
Year Built: 2008
Apartments: White oak flooring, high ceilings, double height living-room with 20′ upward folding retractable glass wall, floor-to-ceiling white lacquer cabinetry designed by Shigeru Ban in living room, kitchen and library, balconies or terrace
Kitchens: Shigeru Ban custom-designed over-sized kitchen, with walk-in pantry, breakfast area
Bathrooms: Oversized steam showers
Notable: Architect is Sigheru Ban. Developer is Heea Development, LLC.
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