● Sumaida + KHURANA, LENY
West Side tower design unveiled
At 86 years old, Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese master architect Alvaro Siza thought he would never design a building in New York City, let alone a skyscraper.
Now, Siza’s first ever building in the U.S., a 37-story tower hugging Manhattan’s West Side and the Hudson River, has been fully unveiled ahead of the residential building’s launch later this month.
The renderings of 611 West 56th Street, developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY reveal new project details including the building’s elegant grid, sculptural crown and interiors designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates.
611 West 56th Street is a limestone tower that contrasts with a sea of glass and metal. The building’s monolithic shape and Turkish limestone façade culminates in a four-story limestone crown. 611 West 56th Street features a collection of 80 custom one to four-bedroom residences as well as penthouses and duplex maisonettes featuring private terraces. Over 50 percent of the residences feature direct elevator entry.
Interiors are designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates and feature a mix of modern materials and custom finishes.
Construction is well underway, with sales launching later this month. One-bedroom residences begin at $1.26 million.
● Valyrian Capital, Daten Group
Former Brooklyn bank now a condo
Construction is near completion at 856 Washington Avenue, a luxury 14-story condominium in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights with 26 oversized high-end units featuring expansive views of Prospect Park and Manhattan.
856 Washington’s developer is Valyrian Capital and its partner, The Daten Group. The architect is Kutnicki Bernstein, with designer Stephanie Goto Design.
Goto designed the building’s residences and amenities, including the lobby, a curated library salon, fitness center, yoga room, bicycle parking and residents’ lounge with adjacent children’s play area.
Two and three bedroom units at 856 Washington are priced from $1.495 to $2.575 million.
“We are excited to report that buyers are moving in this fall,” said Douglas Elliman’s Gregory Williamson, whose team, along with Elliman’s Maroni Team, is handling marketing and sales for the building. “856 Washington Avenue is the first condominium of this caliber to be developed in Prospect Heights.”
● Related Companies
New amenities at 35 Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards has unveiled 22,000 s/f of private residential amenities at 35 Hudson Yards.
The building features architecture by David Childs and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; interiors by designer Tony Ingrao; and services provided by the world’s first Equinox Hotel.
Standing more than 1,000 feet in the air, the glass and limestone tower is the tallest residential building in the Hudson Yards neighborhood.
Residents and their guests will enjoy exclusive access to resident-only wellness, leisure and entertainment amenities, as well as priority reservations and in-home dining options at the culinary offerings within the building and neighborhood, which include Stephen Starr’s new Electric Lemon located on the 24th floor of the Equinox Hotel.
With a complimentary two-year membership to the Equinox Club, amenities include a meditation room, a private lounge and bar, billiards tables, a golf simulator lounge, a dining room with adjacent library, a screening room and a children’s playroom.
A professional board room and two private office suites are available for those working from home.
Entertainment amenities continue on the building’s 24th floor, offering Hudson River views, where residents can reserve the Grand Dining Room.
35 Hudson Yards is the second building in the new neighborhood to offer for-sale residences. 35 Hudson Yards offers a collection of 143 two- to six-bedroom condominium residences starting on the 53rd floor and ranging in price from $5 million to $28 million, plus yet to be priced penthouses. Related Sales LLC and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group are the exclusive sales and marketing agents for 35 Hudson Yards.
● Landsea Homes
Homes unveiled at Weehawken condo
Luxury waterfront condominium Avora has just unveiled their newly refreshed amenities collection and high-floor residences. Situated in the heart of Weehawken in New Jersey’s Gold Coast neighborhood, Avora, owned by Landsea, is a LEED-anticipated full-service residential building designed by IBI Group.
Having surpassed 60 percent sold, Avora has a contemporary design that maximizes views from 184 residences and offers a collection of resort-style amenity spaces.
The lobby has a marble concierge desk, seating area with an adjacent coffee bar and contemporary artwork by emerging artist Hannah Margetson-Rushmore. On the third floor, an outdoor plaza is home to Avora’s landscaped courtyard, complete with grills, dining areas, cabanas, a firepit and an outdoor pool overlooking the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan. Inside, residents can enjoy a private screening room, virtual golf and game room, children’s playroom and entertainment lounge with two-sided fireplace, flat-screen TV with surround sound, catering kitchen, and tech-hub co-working space with private conference rooms.
With a variety of unique layouts, each residence includes high ceiling heights, sleek finishes and top-grade appliances. Many of the homes at Avora feature private balconies and outdoor terraces, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor space.