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(l-r) 7 East 30th Street, June 2022 (CityRealty); rendering (Pixel Studio) (l-r) 7 East 30th Street, June 2022 (CityRealty); rendering (Pixel Studio)
The bucolic Church of the Transfiguration and its cloister garden has graced East 29th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues since 1849. Today, this Little Church Around the Corner, famed through novels, film, and theater, is ringed with big towers on all sides, as the Midtown South neighborhood rebrands itself into trendy NoMad (North of Madison Avenue). The latest entrant is 7 East 30th Street, Madison House, a 24-story tower developed by Castellan Real Estate Partners, designed by SWA Architecture PLLC, and nearing completion on the corner of Madison Avenue. A recent site visit saw its distinctive aesthetic and bold facade setting it apart in what has become an architecturally adventurous section of New York.
9 East 30th Street Rendering (Credit: Castellan Real Estate Partners)

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When the tower was still on the way up, design firm Pixel Studios presented three iterations of the setbacked high-rise, one with a pattern of cascading rectangular panels and two more with Deconstructivist angles and diagonals slashing across the facade and the balconies in the upper portion. The final design appears to pay homage to a variety of New York buildings - the slashed glass of the LVMH Tower, an undulating balcony array akin to Hero LIC, a robust sculptural aesthetic reminiscent of New York by Gehry, and the spectacular courtyard balcony array at OMA’s 121 E 22nd. Despite all the hat tips, the tower holds a distinctive aesthetic of its own.
Market-rate rents are not yet available, but an affordable lottery is currently underway for 15 out of the 49 units. Individuals and households have until July 1, 2022 to apply for apartments ranging from $1,329/month studios to $2,700/month one-bedrooms; full information and the application may be found here. Residents of all units will have access to the building’s fitness center and 24-hour doorman service.
While 7 East 30th Street does not look to be nearly as amenity-rich as the nearby Anagram NoMad, which recently underwent a tech-savvy overhaul and welcomed the residents-only Coffee by Breads Bakery, it has location in its favor. The site is located a few blocks north of a new Whole Foods outpost that opened at the beginning of June. Those who want to eat out will be able to walk to popular NoMad restaurants as well as Korea Way.
Rose Hill Whole Foods
The new building will offer common outdoor areas just for residents as well as easy access to Madison Square Park and NoMad Piazza, which was one of the most popular pedestrian destinations to emerge from the Open Streets initiative at the height of the pandemic. Indeed, the area is set to get even greener - landscape architect MLNA released plans for a reconstruction of Flatiron Plaza that prioritizes pedestrians and cyclists, installs bollards to keep car traffic out, and brings permanent landscaping to the area.

New Development in NoMad

Madison House, construction, Ondel Hylton Madison House (center) with 277 Fifth Avenue (left)
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It is also taking shape in the heart of a recent residential building room. 7 East 30th Street stands a few doors away from Madison House, which is the tallest apartment building in Midtown South outside of Hudson Yards at a height of 806 feet tall. Handel Architects’ slant-peaked tower has officially opened its doors, and remaining availabilities range from a one-bedroom for $3.225 million to a four-bedroom duplex penthouse for $25 million.
Down the block to the west stands Rafael Viñoly’s 55-floor condo tower at 277 Fifth Avenue, with a streamlined vertical aesthetic reminiscent of the architect’s sky-scraping 432 Park Avenue. Only a small handful of availabilities remains publicly listed, ranging from a two-bedroom for $3.95 million to a full-floor four-bedroom penthouse with private loggia for $24.75 million.
The area is also distinguished by two more high-style, high-market high-rises nearby. CetraRuddy’s 46-story, Art Deco-flaired Rose Hill at 30 East 29th Street, which welcomed its first residents at the beginning of the year, and has availabilities starting at $1.57 million. To the north is Morris Adjmi’s 30E31 at 30 East 31st Street, a slender, 42-story tower that reimagines Neo-Gothic motifs in a modern manner and offers full-floor residences from $2.375 million and an incentive of two years free of common charges.
NoMad, 30E31, Rose Hill, Madison House, Ondel Hylton NoMad. Left to right: 30E31, Rose Hill, Madison House. Credit: Ondel Hylton
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Rose Hill, The Rockefeller Group Rose Hill. Credit: The Rockefeller Group
30E31, Ondel Hylton 30E31. Credit: Ondel Hylton

NoMad Sale and Rental Listings

8-East-30th-Street-01 8 East 30th Street, #4D (Compass)
From the Listing: Spacious two bedroom unit available for a June 17th move-in. The unit features a large living room with plenty of space for your couch and entertainment center. Both bedrooms are generously sized and can fit queen/full size beds. Additional features include a windowed kitchen, decorative fireplace, and hardwood floors throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

11-East-29th-Street-01 Sky House, #28A (Compass)
From the Listing: Perched high on the 28th floor at the coveted Sky House, this stunning 2-bedroom with 2 baths showcase home is only a visit away. Offering 360-degree expansive views of countless iconic landmarks including the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Life Clock Tower, and both East and Hudson Rivers. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer unobstructed breath-taking views with almost 11-foot ceilings to completes this home. Perfect for entertaining, the highly desirable A-line provides enough space to accommodate countless living/dining, work and family configurations. A gracious entry gallery leads to a loft like living/dining room that features 9 oversized windows allowing for spectacular light and sunsets. See floor plan and full details here.

400-Park-Avenue-South-01 400 Park Avenue South, #24A (Corcoran)
From the Listing: With near floor-to-ceiling west-facing windows in every room and two exposures in the primary suite, this stunning luxury NoMad home is sun-drenched throughout the day with stunning sunsets at day's end. To top it off, spectacular open city views are showcased throughout from the 24th floor. The beautifully proportioned 1,250-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2 full bath corner condo features top-quality finishes, luxury comforts, and high-end systems. See floor plan and full details here.

50-Madison-Avenue-01 50 Madison Avenue, #RU7 (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Full-floor FURNISHED residence facing Madison Square Park. Enjoy 29 feet of unobstructed direct views of Madison Square Park along with the iconic Flatiron and Met Life Clock buildings. This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath corner unit, renovated with the help of superstar designer, Ryan Korban, features remarkable light and views with all the bells and whistles. A chef's kitchen is massive and open to the expansive and bright great room. The grand primary suite has over 150 square feet of custom closets and fashionable media and storage units. See floor plan and full details here.

39-East-29th-Street-01 Twenty9th Park Madison, #15D (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Unit 15D is a high floor oversized one-bedroom at the luxurious Twenty9th Park Madison Condominium. The apartment is outfitted with hardwood teak floors throughout and an in unit washer dryer. The open gourmet kitchen features high end finishes and appliances including Wenge cabinetry, Crystal white countertops, wood paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador oven and cooktop, and Fisher & Paykel dishwasher. The large bedroom has a walk-in closet, while the bathroom boasts a Wenge wood vanity, Crystal white countertops, soaking tub and limestone floors. See floor plan and full details here.

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45-East-25th-Street-01 The Stanford, #40A (Corcoran)
From the Listing: This high and bright one-bedroom condo on the 40th floor at 45 East 25th Street has direct open views of Madison Square Park from every room and the balcony! All western exposure provides spectacular park and city views with stunning sunsets and even a peek at the Hudson River! You'll enjoy the spacious rooms and great closet space. The spacious living room, has open views and a balcony overlooking Madison Square Park. For cooking and entertaining, the pass-through kitchen has upper and lower cabinetry and granite countertops. The granite countertop includes a full-length breakfast bar for your casual dining. See floor plan and full details here.

15-East-26th-Street-01 15 Madison Square North, #11D (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Situated steps away from the prized Madison Square Park, this rarely available, oversized one bedroom/2 bathroom home offers a level of sophistication only associated with 15 Madison Square North. Residence 11D has nearly 1,200 square feet with 12-foot ceilings, oversized windows, and a true loft feeling with a modern elegance. Arrive into an entry foyer that leads into the living/dining space featuring a desirable open kitchen layout. T See floor plan and full details here.

127-Madison-Avenue-01 M127, #6 (Compass)
From the Listing: Rare opportunity to own a floor-through loft with direct elevator access in a prime NoMad location. At nearly 1,600 SF, and with low monthly carrying costs, you won't find anything else like it. Walnut flooring throughout, two huge bedrooms facing east at the rear of the building, two full baths, washer/dryer in unit, central HVAC, and a brand new primary bathroom with a deep soaking tub and marble finishes. Open concept kitchen and spacious living area that's ideal for entertaining. See floor plan and full details here.

30-East-31st-Street-01 30E31, #15 (Warburg Realty Partnership)
From the Listing: Residence 15 is a full-floor 2-bed/2.5-bath residence of 1,677 square feet, with 9'9" ceilings, offering abundant light and views to the north, west, and south, capturing the dynamic New York City skyline. This sophisticated home offers 7" wide-plank white oak flooring throughout, expansive picture-frame windows and multi-zone climate control. The residence boasts a 4-pipe HVAC system, allowing for simultaneous heating and cooling in different zones. The inviting kitchen offers custom walnut cabinetry, crafted in Italy, and is complemented by exquisite quartzite countertops and backsplashes with a leather-textured finish. Now offering two years free of common charges. See floor plan and full details here.

172-Madison-Avenue-01 172 Madison, #15B (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: 11-B offers Living Room views East and North over the city skyline and the Chrysler Building with warm and direct light throughout the day. Enter through the foyer and be instantly wowed by the close attention to detail and the finest selection of materials. The apartment spans 1,488 square feet with two bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms, plus one guest bathroom. With 11 foot ceilings, the light and expansive views from the corner great room is sure to impress any new homeowner. World-renowned interior designer Shamir Shah in conjunction with Molteni created a chef's dream kitchen outfitted with the highest quality appliances and stones. See floor plan and full details here.

15-East-30th-Street-01 Madison House, #24C (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: This 1,371 square foot two-bedroom, two-bath residence opens into an elegant entry foyer, leading to a living and dining room encased with 10-foot tall windows with North and East views. Gachot-designed custom rift-cut cabinetry accentuates the open kitchen, with a honed Calacatta Borghini marble waterfall island and backsplash. Gaggenau appliances including a cooktop, combi-steam oven, convection double oven, refrigerator, and wine refrigerator outfit the kitchen. A private vestibule with a gracious walk-in-closet separates the living area from the primary bedroom suite, creating a sense of privacy. See floor plan and full details here.

76-Madison-Avenue-01 76 Madison Avenue, #10A (Compass)
From the Listing: Originally designed as a three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment, this stunning unit has been reconfigured with two bedrooms, allowing for a grand living and dining space, and an oversized primary bedroom suite, incorporating its own sitting area. From the moment you enter from your own private keyed elevator, the grand living space takes your breath away. With double aspects from generously sized windows and stunning kitchen and dining space, this oversized room is the heart of the home. The open chef's kitchen has top of the line Miele appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator, an abundance of cabinetry, and beautiful stone countertops. See floor plan and full details here.

30-East-29th-Street-01 Rose Hill, #26A (Core Group NYC)
From the Listing: Residence 26A is a 1,500-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bath. This fantastic home offers north, west, and south exposures. Interiors boast rusticated hardwood floors, bronze-finished hardware, and soaring ceilings of up to 11 feet high with window heights of nine feet. The open kitchen with Miele appliances features custom ultra-matte, dark charcoal woodwork, metal-framed glass upper cabinetry, and Calacatta honed marble countertops. Anchored by a custom-designed vanity, the dramatic primarybath offers brass-finished fixtures and radiant heated floors in dark, veined marble. Ample closet space and a washer/dryer complete this ideal home, which can be augmented with storage available at additional cost. See floor plan and full details here.

277-Fifth-Avenue-01 277 Fifth Avenue, #37B (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: With interiors by Jeffrey Beers International, Residence 37B is a 1,279-square-foot corner two-bedroom condominium with south and east exposures showcasing scintillating panoramic Downtown views, and beyond. A subtle and serene array of warm, natural materials complements the tower's robust modern architecture. An alternating rhythm of vertical floor-to-ceiling windows frame the views along multiple exposures. Interiors are graced with ceiling heights reaching over ten feet, in addition to a selection of warm woods and elegant natural stones. See floor plan and full details here.

15-East-25th-Street-01 15 Madison Square North, #9B (Compass)
From the Listing: Enter into a generous entry foyer where you are immediately struck by the grand proportions of this home. The corner living/dining is ideally suited for entertaining with 6 oversized windows facing east and south overlooking Madison Square Park. With soaring 11'8' ceilings, this oversized great room feels open and airy but can also feel cozy and intimate with multiple areas that can be designed for lounging, entertaining, and/or dining. The adjacent open chef's kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, a vented hood, marble countertops and backsplash, a plethora of storage and a large peninsula. Private storage and wine storage convey with the apartment. See floor plan and full details here.

225-Fifth-Avenue-01 Grand Madison, #7DE/8E (Compass)
From the Listing: This bright and airy 5-bedroom, 5-bath corner duplex residence offers the square footage and room count of a single family home, the convenience and amenities of a full service condominium and a prime NoMad/Madison Square Park location. A large living/dining room, second living/activity room, an open chef's kitchen, media room/library, two home offices and a lavish primary bedroom suite are just some of the noteworthy features of this very special property. Included with this sale are three large private storage units. See floor plan and full details here.

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