Upping the Architectural Ante in NoHo

APRIL 22, 2014

Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood, home of architectural star-studded Bond Street (40 Bond, 25 Bond), showcases some of our new century’s most noteworthy residential, hotel and commercial buildings and has redefined the concept of Downtown living. Located at the crossroads of the East Village, Greenwich Village and SoHo, the prime–and pricy–blocks continue to draw innovative developments. The latest wave of residential buildings promises to continue the neighborhood’s reign as “architecture alley.”

One of the more talked-about new developments is 10 Bond Street. “Starchitect” Annabelle Selldorf (200 11th Street, 330 Spring Street) designed the 7-story terra-cotta-and-steel building’s 11 co-ops (one penthouse, one townhouse with a private garage and nine two- and three-bedroom apartments) in a pared-back style, with high ceilings, tall windows with electronically-controlled shades and enhanced temperature controls and a vine-covered pergola on the landscaped roof deck. Though the building has not yet been completed, the first units have recently hit the market, including a 2-bedroom, 1,866 square-foot co-op for $4,550,000 (via CurbedNY).

Another new NoHo star is the Schumacher at 36 Bleecker Street. This recently-completed condominium conversion–the historic building was built in 1885–references  the neighborhood’s factory and artists’ loft history; apartments feature 12-foot barrel-vault brick ceilings and extra-large kitchen islands. Gallerist Cristina Grajales, noted landscape architect Ken Smith and several artists were brought on board to design the building’s public spaces including a landscaped courtyard and lobby; this artistic theme as well as the neighborhood itself have made the new residence popular among art collectors. Among the building’s 20 apartments are two- three- and four-bedroom lofts (including ground floor triplex “mansions”) and three penthouses. Currently available apartments include #5A, a 4-bedroom, 3,280 square-foot loft with the aforementioned 12-foot ceilings, a massive great room, bedrooms overlooking the building’s courtyard and a private wing for the bedrooms, listed at $9,500,000.