Vesta 24, 231 Tenth Avenue

between 23rd Street & 24th Street   |    Chelsea

Vesta 24 - 231 Tenth Avenue
69

Vesta 24, 231 Tenth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 69, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

22
Out of 44
+
24
Out of 36
+
14
Out of 39
+
9
=
69
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
No Canopy 1 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 40 blocks 2 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
$2,992 Avg. Price / Ft2
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$65 Avg. Price / Ft2
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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. C
    C
    • 23rd Street (at 8th Ave and 25th) (0.34 miles)
     
  2. E
    E
    • 23rd Street (at 8th Ave and 25th) (0.34 miles)
     

Vesta 24 Overview

Wood-covered residences are in very short supply in Manhattan, but this handsome development is the first in many decades to add to the inventory.

The lower half of the 14-story building is partially "wrapped" in "off-the-shoulder" style in large sheets of nicely dark stained wood. The "wrapping" is around the southeast corner of the building but only extends up to the 10th floor, giving the building, the rest of which is covered in light-colored masonry, an asymmetrical "look."

The thin panels are extremely attractive and despite their material appear very high-tech. Indeed, at first glance one is tempted to think they are bronze or aluminum, perhaps because of the dark metal covering a very modern art gallery structure at the northeast corner of Tenth Avenue at 23rd Street just down the block. (Just to the north of this building, a car-wash occupies the southwest corner at 24th Street and for an older generation nothing is much more high-tech than a car-wash.) Directly across Tenth Avenue is the distinguished, full-block residential enclave known as London Terrace.

This may not be the South Pacific, but it is not hard to imagine Mary Martin singing that she will "wash that man right out" of her hair on this quintessential block of the "new" Chelsea, a Chelsea that teems with energy, abounds in artsiness, glories in some landmarks and a rejuvenated riverfront forested with some industrial blockbusters.

When this development opened its sales office in the fall of 2004,...

Carter Horsley's Review
of Vesta 24, 231 Tenth Avenue

Carter Horsley's Building Review
Read a Review of Vesta 24, 231 Tenth Avenue byCarter Horsley

Pros

  • Very unusual facade
  • Only two units per floor
  • Some balconies and terraces
  • Penthouse units have fireplaces
  • Excellent location in Far West Chelsea
  • Close to many art galleries and restaurants
  • Miele cooktops and ovens
  • Bosch dishwashers
  • Across from London Terrace
  • Good cross-town bus service

Cons

  • Not close to subways
  • No garage
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No roof deck
  • adjacent to car wash
  • Considerable traffic
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