Great NYC Apartment Buildings: 245 Tenth Avenue vs. The Caledonia

JUNE 22, 2012

Two Great Buildings in ChelseaThe Caledonia at 450 West 17th Street is a luxury condominum building in Chelsea.: 245 Tenth Avenue vs. The Caledonia

If you love Chelsea’s art galleries and innovative modern architecture, 245 Tenth Avenue could be the perfect home. The glass-and-stainless-steel-clad building is one of a handful of architecturally notable modern residences along the High Line park, one of NYC’s best new public spaces. Built in 2008 and designed by the architecture firm of Della Valle Bernheimer, every detail in this 11-story condominium suggests a custom-designed living space, from exposed concrete ceilings that rise to nearly ten feet, keyed elevator access and ebonized oak flooring to individual air-conditioning, building-wide chilled water and stainless steel radiator covers. You’ll have the security of a full-time doorman as well as a residents’ terrace and lounge overlooking the High Line. Penthouse units feature wood-burning fireplaces and private outdoor showers on Ipe wood decks. In addition to being surrounded by head-turning architecture and notable galleries, restaurants and shops, you’ll be a short walk from Chelsea Piers, one of the city’s most sought-after fitness and sports complexes. Beyond the High Line, you’ll be steps from the Hudson River, the Hudson River Greenway and Chelsea Park.

What makes 245 Tenth Avenue special: This architecturally unique, artfully-designed building and the apartments within are a perfect complement to the artistic tone of modern, creative West Chelsea.

Designed to feel like an oasis of tranquility amid a vibrant 21st century urban neighborhood, the Caledonia at 450 West 17th Street offers a bounty of amenities with seemingly every need in mind. An in-house Equinox fitness center is only one of the perks at this 24-story high rise directly across from Chelsea Market, the neighborhood’s heart. The High Line is a garden fantasy of a backyard, and in the lobby, a waterfall, a stone reflecting pool and an illuminated bamboo garden with an overhead skylight introduce a sense of Zen-like tranquility. Residents enjoy 24-hour security, a full-service garage, a garden with bamboo trees, a browsing library with a graphite cement stone fireplace, a sun deck, a business center, play spaces for pets and kids and a residents’ entertainment lounge. The building’s 190 condominium apartments offer interiors by Clodagh Design and top-of-the-line finishes and appliances like Miele dishwashers, and SubZero refrigerators. High floors have dramatic river and city views.

What makes the Caledonia special: This full-service, amenity-packed oasis of calm has one of the city’s most treasured urban parks for a backyard and all of the vibrant, hip Chelsea and Meat Packing District excitement just outside its front door.