New York City Luxury Condos
Sporting one of the most famous names in the city, the Plaza has two addresses, 768 Fifth Avenue and 1 Central Park South.
The Plaza features 181 apartments facing to the north and east and hotel rooms facing south. Residences are equipped with high ceilings, period moldings and mantelpieces. Kitchens contain stone countertops and mosaic marble-tiled backsplashes.
Residents have access to the hotel’s notable restaurants – including the famous Palm Court – as well as its Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, the Warren-Tricomi Salon and a La Palestra fitness center. Additionally, the Plaza offers such amenities as a 24-hour concierge and doorman, nanny service, limousine service, turn-down service and a private butler.
The Plaza is located close to some of the best shopping and nightlife in New York City, as well as public transportation.
Robert A.M. Stern designed 15 Central Park West between 61st and 62nd Streets.
15 Central Park West is comprised of two limestone towers and features 202, one- to four-bedroom residences. Units offer multi-directional views and full-floor, duplex penthouses are extremely spacious, with some ranging between 5,000 and 6,000 square feet. Kitchens have top-of-the-line appliances and bathrooms are equipped with deluxe fixtures and finishes.
Amenities at 15 Central Park West include a 24-hour doorman, a private dining room and library, a screening room and a health club and pool. Many units also have individual wine cellars.
It is near the restaurants and shops of Columbus Circle as well as Central Park and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
80 Columbus Circle, between West 58th Street & West 60th Street | Central Park West View on Map
Designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and completed in 2004, the Time Warner Center is located at 80 Columbus Circle in the Upper West Side.
Much of what has drawn eager buyers is the Time Warner Center’s premier location. It offers more than geography, though, as residents enjoy elegantly designed spaces with first-rate finishes and premium appliances.
Time Warner Center amenities include a screening room, party rooms, a children's playroom, an in-house garage with valet parking, a chauffeur's lounge and access to such Mandarin Hotel conveniences as a spa, a pool, a fitness center, room service, valet service and maid's service. In addition to 198 apartments, the twin 750-foot towers house the headquarters of Time Warner, the studios of CNN, the 250-room, five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the Jazz at Lincoln Center performance space.
The Time Warner Center is also occupied by a multi-story galleria with many restaurants and retailers, including Masa, Per Se, L’Occitane, Pink, Armani, Hugo Boss and Whole Foods.
1 Central Park West, between West 60th Street & West 61st Street | Central Park West View on Map
Trump International Hotel and Tower at 1 Central Park West is one of the most successful developments in Donald Trump’s portfolio.
After securing its acquisition, Trump oversaw a comprehensive renovation, staging a reopening in 1997. A world-class hotel occupies the lower 22 floors of the 44-story Trump International, while private residences in the upper floors feature floor-to-ceiling windows, 10-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, hardwood floors, marble baths and modern kitchens.
In addition, residents of the Trump International’s 166 apartments enjoy access to all of the hotel’s room, concierge and valet services, as well as its gym, spa and pool; they can also order food from the world-renowned, Michelin Guide 3-star Jean-Georges restaurant located just off the hotel lobby.
Its convenient location is in Central Park West across from Columbus Circle and a number of public transportation options. It is also close to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
1 River Terrace, between Murray Street & North End Avenue | Battery Park City View on Map
Riverhouse at 1 River Terrace is located in Battery Park City.
The 32-story Riverhouse, which opened in 2008, achieved gold LEED certification status. The 264, one- to five-bedroom units have twice-filtered air and water, year-round humidity control, low pollution emitting paints, carpets and acoustical treatments and triple-glazed windows. The floors are eco-friendly bamboo and the kitchen and bathroom cabinets are made of sustainable teak.
Amenities include a 50-foot aqua-tile lap pool with a pool house, a fitness center with a yoga studio, the Treehouse Lounge, a Media Café with an adjacent billiard room, a landscaped roof garden with a lounge and the Lighthouse children’s playroom. Additionally, residents have access to concierge service, attended parking, on-site bicycle storage and a dog spa.
The tallest building on the Upper East Side, this 634-foot-high slender tower is one of the city's handsomest buildings.
The form and proportions of this 56-story tower are terrific.
Although its crenellated top recollects that of the famous Chanin Building on the southwest corner of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, this is far too sophisticated a tower to be described as Post-Modern.
Its architect, Frank Williams & Associates, had previously designed the residential portion of one of the city's most important Post-Modern complexes, World Wide Plaza on a former site of Madison Square Garden in west Midtown. Here, the architects have sculpted a very interesting tower that is an aggressive and very specific intrusion into the skyline, one that represented a significant departure for its famous developer, who previously was preoccupied with glitz and slickness.
This is a brick building, to begin with. It has many traditional "courses" that cap, or separate, different divisions of the tower. Its shape is distinctly complex and not at all clean-cut.
Given the general anti-high-rise sentiment of the city at the time this was built in 1991, it is quite stunning that Trump was able to pull this project off. Third Avenue, of course, was no stranger to high-rise "luxury" towers in the 60's, including another Trump project several blocks to the south, but this stands in splendid isolation. As such, it toppled the Carlyle Hotel on Madison Avenue at 76th Street as the most prominent, unofficial landmark on the Upper East Side. More importantly, it greatly improved the Upper East Side skyline for Upper West Siders.
At about the same time that Trump was going ahead with this project, he switched architects on his large "Trump City" project on the Upper West Side overlooking the Hudson River from a modernist design that included a "world's tallest building" there, designed by Helmut Jahn, for Trump, to a Post-Modern enclave designed by Costas Kondylis that mimics some of the Art Deco twin-towered buildings of Central Park West.
While this tower's top, which is beautifully illuminated at night, is reminiscent of Art Deco, the building's base is more typical Trump, a generally conservative, corporate blandness with a bit of expensive flash.
The condominium apartment layouts are efficient, but not palatial, and most of their views are protected and sensational. The marketing here is generally aimed at an international market largely interested in conventional pied-a-terres, which can be combined for larger units, with plenty of amenities and convenience. The top several floors have only one unit each.
The building's brick is a yellowish-orange, which is an interesting experiment at keeping the large tower light in tone but also warm and inviting. The experiment, however, misses somewhat and the tower's color is, well, peachy. Furthermore, the brickwork does not appear to be the most expensive, or finely detailed. Nevertheless, a brick tower is welcome and the wealth of detailing on the other building elements is admirable.
Despite its size, there are only 285 apartments here, two-thirds of which are in the tower and the remainder in two attached structures, one eight stories and the other nine stories, thereby affording residents considerable more "exclusivity" on their floor than many other recent large projects.
With its superb massing, this tower could only be improved if it had a travertine marble façade and surely Trump will eventually get around to erecting such a tower, but perhaps without such an excellent location.
The tower replaced the 10-story, New York Foundling Hospital that had been erected in 1959.
The tower was built "as-of-right," but Mr. Trump could not get a zoning variance he wanted to create a five-screen movie theater on the site.
"A lively pattern of windows and balconies," noted Robert A. M. Stern, David Fishman and Jacob Tilove noted in their great book, "New York 2000, Architecture and Urbanism Between The Bicentennial and The Millennium" (The Monacelli Press, 2006), "added interest to the telescopic tower, which proved to be just the kind of landmark Third Avenue needed, though Herbert Muschamp did not see its bravura in positive terms, agreeing in essence with Kenneth Koyen, a neighbor of the tower, who called it 'as appropriate as an asparagus spear on a golf green.' Muschamp took issue with several aspects of the design, beginning with the detailiing of the base, which he castigated as 'tacky Art Deco trim.' He also felt that the brick walls, 'glamorous from a distance, look cheap up close.'"
151 East 58th Street, between Lexington Avenue & Third Avenue | Midtown East View on Map
One Beacon Court at 151 East 58th Street is located at the nexus of Midtown and the Upper East Side.
Its 105 condominiums are located on the 30th to 55th floors and are equipped with white, double-stacked cabinetry, modern, premium appliances and washers and dryers.
One Beacon Court amenities are run by London-based Quintessentially and include a 24-hour doorman, concierge service, a garage and valet parking. What’s more, residents have access to the Beacon Club, which is located on the 29th floor and includes a children’s playroom, a business center and a fitness and health spa. The lower floors of the tower contain offices for Bloomberg L.P.
151 East 58th Street occupies an entire city block and is bounded by Lexington and Third Avenues, and 58th and 59th Streets. Residents have easy access to Le Cirque restaurant, which is located in the tower’s lower floors, as well as public transportation. Shops and restaurants are also nearby.
Designed by world-renowned starchitect Richard Meier, the 16-story 165 Charles Street overlooks the Hudson River and opened in 2005.
165 Charles Street offers two river-facing apartments per floor that feature large terraces. The 30 apartments and one penthouse were delivered fully finished, with everything from the floor plans to minor details designed by Meier himself. The floors are organized freely about an island kitchen unit. Floor-to-ceiling glass wraps each apartment and all units come with wide-plank Wenge wood floors, double-glazed windows and central air conditioning and heating.
Amenities are impressive and include a top-of-the-line fitness center with a 50-foot infinity-edge pool and a private wine cellar. Its West Village location is within close proximity to the restaurants and shops in the neighborhood.
The Trump Tower at 721 Fifth Avenue is a glass tower located between 56th and 57th Streets.
Developed by Donald Trump, 721 Fifth Avenue sports a distinctive design that creates many corner windows with breathtaking views. Residential condominiums are located on the highest 38 floors of this 58-story tower and include nine duplex and triplex penthouses on the top nine floors. Many of the Trump Tower apartments have been renovated and feature marble bathrooms, Jacuzzi bathtubs, wood and stone floors, custom kitchen cabinets, state-of-the-art appliances, numerous walk-in closets and washer and dryers. The building’s spacious condos also offer panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Central Park and the rivers.
Amenities include a full-time doorman, valet, a fitness room, maid service and a common storage room.
Such retailers as Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany's are nearby, as are well-known restaurants. Central Park and the Plaza Hotel are two blocks away and the area is convenient to most public transportation.
With reports of billionaires jockeying to pay record-setting prices for its trophy penthouse apartments, One57 from Extell Development is set to open this year. The 90-story building, which houses both a hotel and private residences, is currently the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, the tower rises more than 1,000 feet above 57th Street just south of Central Park. The top portion of the building, which has a private entrance on 58th Street, contains 92 condominium apartments that feature interiors designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. In the tower's lower floors is the Park Hyatt’s new U.S. flagship, a 210-room hotel slated to open sometime in 2014.
The building offers such luxury amenities as 24-hour doorman and concierge service, an indoor pool, a private fitness center, a performance room, a private dining room, a library and lounge area, a full-catering kitchen and on-site parking. Residents will also have full access to the hotel’s amenities including room, catering, and housekeeping services.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 101 Warren Street was completed in 2008 and occupies nearly an entire city block at the southern tip of TriBeCa.
The 35-story 101 Warren Street has 227 residences and 163 rental units. It offers five different types of apartments – ranging from one- to five-bedroom residences – that feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular city views. Units are a mix of simplexes and duplexes, some of which have double-height outdoor spaces.
Services and amenities include a fitness center and spa, attended parking and indoor and outdoor children’s play areas. 101 Warren Street also has a board room with screening area and a Bloomberg Financial Lounge. Its TriBeCa location is close to notable restaurants, boutiques and excellent public transportation options, including the Chambers Street subway station.
40 Bond Street opened in 2007 and is located in NoHo.
Designed by the renowned architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, 40 Bond Street has 27 apartments, five townhouses and a penthouse unit – all of which feature premium appliances, modern finishes, 11-foot-high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and wide-planked smoked oak flooring.
Residents of 40 Bond Street, which is famous for its handsome “graffiti gate,” have full access to all of the amenities offered by the Gramercy Park Hotel, including the use of its concierge service, David Barton gyms and spa; they also enjoy priority status when making room and restaurant reservations at the hotel. Amenities at 40 Bond also include valet parking, housekeeping, room service, personal shopping and supervised childcare services.
Near excellent restaurants, bars and shops, 40 Bond Street is also close to public transportation, Greenwich Village, NoLIta and SoHo.
50 Central Park South At Southeast corner of 6th Avenue | Midtown West View on Map
The Residences at the Ritz Carlton at 50 Central Park South are on the top 12 floors of the 33-story Ritz-Carlton Hotel building on the southeast corner at the Avenue of the Americas.
There are 11 very large condominium apartments on those floors and 259 hotel rooms beneath them in the building that was originally the St. Moritz Hotel designed by Emery Roth in 1930.
The 2002 conversion of the St. Moritz into the Ritz Carlton and the creation of the Residences were by Millennium Partners, of which Christopher Jeffries was a partner.
In 2008, Mr. Jeffries sold one of his apartments in the building for $28 million and in March, 2012 he put a duplex apartment on the 30th and 31st floors, that he had purchased in 2002 for $20 million, on the market for $77.5 million. Part of the apartment was the hotel’s former ballroom, which boasts 15-foot-high ceilings and spectacular views of Central Park.
25 Bond Street is located on a cobblestone street in NoHo .
It contains only nine apartments with expansive entertaining spaces, high ceilings, oversized windows, spacious master bedrooms and multiple fireplaces. Somes unit have chefs’ kitchens designed by Balthaup with double appliances and large, walk-in pantries; master bathrooms have soaking tubs and separate shower stalls.
Amenities at 25 Bond Street are impressive as apartments have at least two parking spaces. Residents are also offered access to an attended lobby, 24-hour concierge service, a garden with outdoor grilling, a caterer’s kitchen, individual lobby storage spaces and bronze-door elevators that directly open to each unit.
It is situated on a great street in a premier downtown location and is close to public transportation and the restaurants and shops in NoHo, SoHo and NoLIta.
176 Perry Street was the second of three mid-rise residential condominium buildings facing the Hudson River designed by Richard Meier.
It and 173 Perry Street, both completed in 2002, were developed by Richard Born, Ira Drukier and Charles Blaichman.
The third tower just to the south of the first two, 165 Charles Street, was completed in 2005 and developed by Izak Senbahar and Simon Elias.
176 Perry Street is the wider of first two very similar towers that set a new design standard for mid-rise residential buildings in Manhattan.
Mr. Meier was one of the "New York Five" architects who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970's and were famed for their adoption of the clean and bright lines of Le Corbusier. (The other four were Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, the late Charles Gwathmey, and the late John Hedjuk.)