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Rendering courtesy of GKA, Photo taken this November 9, 2017 (CityRealty) Rendering courtesy of GKA, Photo taken this November 9, 2017 (CityRealty)
Skyline Developers has topped out construction of 1050 Sixth Avenue, a new Midtown rental located across the street from Bryant Park. The 63,000-square-foot project is a 24-floor, 62-unit building designed by Gene Kaufman Architects (GKA). Coupled with this announcement, the press release reveals that the building has been named “ML House,” which is the building’s address translated to Roman numerals.
Led by Orin Wilf, Skyline Developers is a subsidiary of New Jersey-based Garden Homes Development. In 2006, Garden Homes developed the Peter Marino-designed condos at 170 East End Avenue which overlook Carl Schurz Park. Similarly situated, many units in ML House will have gracious views of the park, one of the city’s most coveted gems.

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ML House, 1050 Sixth Avenue
ML House, 1050 Sixth Avenue Midtown West
1050-Sixth-Avenue-03 Gene Kaufman and Orin Wilf (Credit:Ed Lederman)
GKA also designed the building’s interiors and sought to provide residents with a warm and accessible everyday retreat. The apartments’ living and dining spaces are to embrace a warm Scandinavian Modern feel. Kitchens will sport a clean, modern aesthetic while baths are sheathed in marble. Founding principal Gene Kaufman says, “The residences and the building itself were designed with striking contemporary elements that blend seamlessly against the backdrop of this vibrant neighborhood.”
The boutique building will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom residences fitted with oversized windows and private outdoor spaces in select residences. Above the 12th floor, there will be no more than two apartments per floor, and the 24th-floor penthouse will have its own private rooftop with dreamy views of Bryant Park and architectural icons.
ML House-03245 Living Room (GKA)
GKA Lobby designed by GKA
1050-Sixth-avenue-394 GKA
Fitness Center (GKA)
Shared amenities are to include a fitness center and residents' lounge with adjoining second-floor terrace. At street level, there will be 2,700 square feet of retail space to keep the well-trafficked avenue vibrant.
In tandem with a groundswell of hotel development, Midtown’s Garment District has grown more palatable to residential development. Over the last two decade, full-service rental buildings such as Emerald Green, Crystal Green, Atlas and Bryant Park Tower have opened their doors in a once exclusively-commercial district. A few doors down on the block, The Bryant is wrapping up construction with remaining condos priced from $2.535 million. Just earlier today, we covered a possible mixed-used supertall skyscraper that may include some apartments along its highest floors.
1050-Sixth-Avenue-0234 Google Earth aerial showing 1050 Sixth's location (CityRealty)
New Developments Editor Ondel Hylton Ondel is a lifelong New Yorker and comprehensive assessor of the city's dynamic urban landscape.