163 Charles Street

Between West Street & Washington Street   |    West Village

163  Charles Street
  • Condo
  • Built in 2008
  • 3 Apartments
  • 7 Floors
68

163 Charles Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 68, based on:

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Overview

The three very similar modern apartment buildings designed by Richard Meier for two different developers on West Street between Perry and Charles Streets have been widely credited with ushering in an era of "starchitect" projects that significantly upgraded the fabric of the city's new architecture in the 21st Century.

That design renaissance spread not surprisingly to the immediate neighbor of the southernmost of the Meier trio, the mid-block property at 163 Charles Street where an art dealer, Kenny Schacter commissioned a nine-story residential building from Zaha Hadid, a recent winner of the prestigious Pritzker Price for Architecture and one of the most famous architects in the world best known for her flamboyant and fascinating architectural drawings of extreme perspectives.

The Schacter/Hadid scheme, however, was eventually abandoned and Mr. Schacter sold the site to Barry Leistner for about $5,900,000 and he then commissioned Daniel Goldner Architects for the project.

The Goldner design was considerably less complex than the Hadid scheme but its clean-cut modern line complemented the design of the Meier building with floor-to-ceiling windows with a Mondrianesque-pane pattern.

The 8-story, 22-foot-wide, Goldner design had a two-story base with a step-down entrance and four balconies with a total of two duplex apartments, ground floor commercial space and a triplex apartment.

In the press, the building was described in some articles as...

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Features & Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • Concierge
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Small modern mid-block building near West Street
  • Adjacent to Richard Meier apartment building
  • Very few apartments
  • Charming narrow street
  • Large balconies
  • Close to Hudson River Park

Cons

  • Not too close to public transportation
  • No garage
  • No sidewalk landscaping

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