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500 West 21st Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 500 West 21st Street by Carter Horsley

One of the handsomest buildings along the High Line Elevated Park in Chelsea, 500 West 21st Street is an 8-story-building with 32 condominium apartments.

It was built in 2014 by and deigned by Kohn Pedersen Fox, which also designed One Jackson Place in the West Village.

It is separated from the High Line by a 30-foot-wide garden on the second floor.

Sherwood Equities is the developer.

Mark Zeff did the interiors and Rees Roberts + Partners did the landscape design.


 

Bottom Line

A stunning and very beautiful evocation of Chelsea’s industrial past, this is perhaps the city’s best multi-paned window, post-war building as well as one of the finest new buildings along the High Line Elevated Park.


 

Description

This very sleek and very elegant building looks like it might house a Super Constellation four-engine passenger plane famed for its subtle curves and gleaming stainless steel fuselage and three-fin tail.

Its proportions are ravishing and two of its penthouses have great curved window walls.

The building also has a wide garden with trees on its second floor on its west side to shield its residents from the inquisitive eyes of the wanderings atop the very popular, adjacent High Line Elevated Park.


 

Amenities

The building has a full-time concierge and doorman, a roof deck, a 34-foot-high lobby, a gated drive court with a 20-foot-high green wall, a package room, a gym, a children’s playroom, a conference room, a private garden, storage, garage parking and an elevator.


 

Apartments

Penthouse B is a three-bedroom unit with 3,976 square feet of interior space and 395 square feet of external space, a 10-foot-wide entrance gallery that leads to a 40-foot-long living/dining room with a fireplace and a 21-foot-wide terrace in one direction and a long hall that leads to the bedrooms and a 21-foot-wide corner den with a semi-circular window wall that connects to a 36-foot-wide, eat-in, open kitchen with an island and with a curved window wall.

Penthouse A is a four-bedroom unit with 3,908 square feet on interior space of 630 square feet of external space, a 16-foot-long, skylit entrance gallery that leads to a 31-foot-long living/dining room with a fireplace and a 21-foot-long open kitchen with an island and a 21-foot-wide master  bedroom with a corner, semi-circular window wall.

Apartment 5D is a duplex unit with four bedrooms and 3,391 square feet of interior space and 739 square feet of external space with an 8-foot-wide entry foyer that leads to a 29-foot-wide living room with terraces next to a 20-foot-wide dining space adjacent to an open, pass-through, 14-foot-wide kitchen and a bedroom on the lower level and three-bedrooms on the upper level.

Apartment 5C is a three-bedroom unit with 2,273 square feet of interior space and 1,055 square feet of exterior space and an entry foyer that leads to a 24-foot-wide living/dining room next to a 15-foot-wide open kitchen with a pass-through.

Apartment 3A is a three-bedroom unit with 2,531 square feet of interior space and 134 square feet of external space with an 11-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a 29-foot-wide corner living/dining room with a fireplace and a 10-foot-wide terrace next to an open 21-foot-wide kitchen with an island.

Apartment 3B is a two-bedroom unit with 2,025 square feet of interior space with an 11-foot-wide entrance gallery that leads to a  32-footlong living dining room and an open, 21-foot-wide kitchen with an island.

Garden F is a duplex unit with four bedrooms with 3,771 square feet, a 25-foot-wide entrance gallery that leads to a 30-foot-wide dining room adjacent to toe 20-foot-long open kitchen with an island, a 26-foot-long double-height living room and a 313-square foot terrace and one 14-foot-long bedroom on the lower level and three bedrooms on the upper level.

Garden E is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 24-foot-wide living/dining room with a 373-square-foot terrace and a 13-foot-wide, pass-through kitchen.


 

Rating

28
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 28 / 44

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30
Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

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25
Out of 39

Features Rating: 25 / 39

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10
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93

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #31 Rated condo in Manhattan
  • #10 Rated condo - Downtown
  • #3 Rated condo - Chelsea
 
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