● SUNAIDA & KHURANA
Architectural first tops out in Nolita
Sumaida + Khurana announced the topping out of 152 Elizabeth, Pritzker Prize winner Tadao Ando’s first residential building in New York City.
“This is a major milestone for 152 Elizabeth,” said Amit Khurana, founding partner of Sumaida + Khurana. “The project represents a commitment to creating unique architectural value and setting a new benchmark for quality in residential development.”
The luxury building is the product of a design collaboration between Tadao Ando and FAIA award-winning architect and designer Michael Gabellini, of Gabellini Sheppard Associates. 152 Elizabeth will feature Ando’s hallmarks: poured-in-place concrete, burnished metal, voluminous glass and a living green wall.
152 Elizabeth’s façade system and exterior glass enable a high OITC rating to ensure a tranquil home environment. Units have wide plank Danish oak flooring from Dinesen and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Kitchens are outfitted with custom cabinetry, Gaggenau appliances, a custom sliding countertop island by Milan-based Minimal, and honed Fango marble countertops. Master bathrooms are clad in honed Bianco Sivec marble and a radiant floor heating system.
Other features include dehumidification systems in each home – perfect for art collectors, as well as Gabellini Sheppard Associates’ signature “reveals,” a design feature that creates floating volumes and planes.
The building also offers an automated parking garage with parking spaces available for purchase, a 24-hour doorman and additional private storage. Pricing for half-floor residences starts at $5,750,000 million, and $14,800,000 million for full-floor homes. Leonard Steinberg and Debra LaChance of Compass are the exclusive sales and marketing agents.
d’Orsay development milestone
The d’Orsay, a luxury boutique condominium located at 211 West 14th Street, has officially topped out.
Developed by Adellco, the 11-story building celebrates the first condominium with interiors by “AD 100” French designer Jacques Garcia.
“We are very excited to have completed this phase of our building,” said Matthew Adell, president of Adellco. “This feat could not have been accomplished without all of our partners, but especially our talented design and construction team.”
Inspired by the industrial lofts of the Meatpacking District, the façade was designed by Goldstein, Hill & West Architects.
The Jacques Garcia-designed interiors create a dynamic marriage between old and new.
With 21 residences, ranging from one to four bedrooms, each home is drenched in natural light. The majority have private outdoor space.
Mary Ellen Cashman of Stribling Marketing Associates, the exclusive Sales and Marketing team for the d’Orsay, said, “Buyers are attracted to the thriving neighborhood and the concept of a luxury boutique building in a dynamic location which has transformed into a bustling high-end retail, dining, cultural and residential mecca.”
Amenities include a full-time concierge and doorman, a rooftop garden, a drawing room, sky-lit fitness center, spa with a steam room, plunge pool and treatment room, as well as bicycle storage and private storage available for purchase.
Occupancy is slated for 2017. One-bedrooms start at $1.675 million, two-bedrooms at $3.125 million and three-bedrooms at $4.275 million.
● LEVEL ONE HOLDINGS
Leasing underway at The Dekalb
The DeKalb, Bedford-Stuyvesant’s newest luxury rental building, was recently completed and began leasing in January.
Developed by Level One Holdings, the seven-story, 37-unit building located at 740 DeKalb Avenue features one- and two-bedroom no-fee apartments starting from $2,200 per month and available for immediate occupancy.
“The best finishes and amenities in Bed-Stuy are at The DeKalb,” said Brendan Aguayo, managing director of Halstead Property Development Marketing and head of The Aguayo Team, which is handling exclusive marketing and leasing for The DeKalb.
“The Bed-Stuy real estate market has changed rapidly in the last few years, and The DeKalb is one of the few luxury rental buildings in the historic neighborhood and one of the most affordable in brownstone Brooklyn.”
Building amenities include a landscaped roof deck with areas for lounging, grilling and dining; a virtual doorman system; bike storage; fitness center; resident lounge; billiard room; laundry room with LaundryView control system; package room; and on-site parking.
Apartments feature five-inch solid white oak hardwood flooring throughout, custom solar shades and a dedicated Daikin HVAC system for individual heating and cooling. Many homes feature private outdoor space.
Kitchen appliance packages include a Fisher & Paykel stainless steel refrigerator with bottom freezer, gas range and counter top microwave, as well as a Bosch stainless steel, fully integrated dishwasher.
The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers International announced their newest East Village development listing – Poppy Lofts at 26 Avenue B.
The five-unit condominium at the corner of Avenue B comprises walk-through lofts with private outdoor space. Prices start at $1,950,000.
The building features a Glen-Gery dark gray brick façade adorned year-round with outdoor planters. Amenities include a virtual doorman system, deeded storage units, bike racks, and a private keyed elevator.
Residence features include double-pane energy windows, coffered ceilings, radiant heated bathroom floors, Bosch washer/dryers, LED lighting, and kitchens with solid quartz waterfall countertops and stainless steel appliances.
Poppy Lofts is a collaboration between father-and-son developer, Vinbaytel, and New York City-based architect, Versatile Engineering.
● TOLL BROTHERS CITY LIVING
Hoboken has new hot spot
Toll Brothers City Living announced that 1400 Hudson Street, the 12-story Dewitt Tishman-designed building in Hoboken, N.J., has surpassed the 70 percent sold mark.
The project, which opened its sales gallery in the spring of 2016, is poised for a swift sellout, drawing buyers from the local community and beyond.
Consisting of 236 residences, 1400 Hudson Street’s interior design, conceived by interior designer Andres Escobar of Escobar Design by Lemay, was inspired by the former Lipton Tea factory in Hoboken and the area’s historically industrial past.
The building offers studios to three-bedroom condominiums, all featuring open floor plans and wide plank oak flooring throughout.
Modern kitchens offer quartz stone countertops, custom wood cabinets, as well as Bosch and Thermador appliances. Baths include custom vanities, large glass showers, Kohler fixtures and rich porcelain floors. Select homes offer private balconies.
Amenities include a residents’ lounge, billiard room, 24-hour attended lobby, fitness center, children’s playroom, dog wash room, and on-site parking.
The outdoor amenities include a landscaped courtyard, rain garden, rooftop pool and two rooftop terraces. Bicycle and private storage are available, as well as a limited number of private rooftop terraces.
Prices begin in the mid-$700’s and go through $2 million.
Gowanus rental a record-breaker
Lightstone announced the completion of all indoor and outdoor spaces at 365 Bond, its luxury residential rental development in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
The building opened in April 2016 and has leased more than 80 percent of residences at record prices in record time.
Situated on the Gowanus Canal, 365 Bond is a 430-unit residential building with more than 40,000 s/f of amenity space and more than 30,000 s/f of green space.
Amenity space includes a waterfront esplanade park; private courtyard; landscaped rooftop terraces with sundecks and BBQs; fitness center with yoga and spin studios; library and club room; resident lounge; gourmet kitchen with private dining; game room; and children’s playroom.
The building has a full-time lifestyle director to manage all programming, services, and events for the community of residents.
Residents also have access to a 24-hour doorman concierge; indoor valet parking; and an on-site valet service providing dry cleaning, apartment cleaning and dog walking services.
“365 Bond is truly a pioneer investment in Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhood, and we’re thrilled that the building’s unique design, its features, and our specialized amenity offerings have resulted in the project leasing at record numbers,” said Mitchell Hochberg, President of Lightstone.
365 Bond recently open its Premium Collection offering townhomes with private access, and penthouse residences with high ceilings, private terraces, and city views.