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Shortly after it was established through the Hyatt Foundation in 1979, the Pritzker Prize became known as “the Nobel Prize of architecture” to demonstrate its significance. It honors a living architect or architects, but never a firm, with a body of work that demonstrates “a combination of talent, vision, and commitment.” The candidates and jury deliberations are closely guarded secrets, and the ceremony is held at an architecturally significant site throughout the world. The laureate is awarded a $100,000 grant, a formal citation certificate, a bronze medallion based on designs of Louis Sullivan, and the glory of the world’s architectural community.
In the world of New York real estate, a name of a Pritzker Prize laureate confers instant cachet on a building before it is even out of the ground, and justifiably so. According to CityRealty data, apartments in buildings designed by these "starchitects" come in at a whopping average of $3,145 per square foot. The buildings have become dramatic additions to the city skyline, set new standards for previously overlooked neighborhoods, and served as newfound status symbols. A look inside at the following availabilities in Pritzker Prize-winners' designs shows unbelievable attention to detail, top-of-the-line appliances and finishes, and homes that live up to their building's reputation.
CityRealty Starchitect Condo Index

Philip Johnson | 1979 Laureate

Philip Johnson and The Metropolitan
181-East-90th-Street All images of The Metropolitan #26A via Kleier Residential
181-East-90th-Street Kitchen
181-East-90th-Street Bedroom
181 East 90th Street #26A floor plan Floor plan
Upon entering this high-floor condo in the Metropolitan, designed by Philip Johnson, the first-ever Pritzker Prize laureate, a gracious entry foyer leads to a nearly 25' living/dining room featuring picturesque south city views through a wall of windows. The spacious windowed eat in chef's kitchen features granite countertops, cherry wood cabinetry, and Viking and Bosch appliances including a four-burner dual fuel range and wine refrigerator. A library has custom bookshelves and scenic south and west views spanning to the Central Park Reservoir. See further details here.

I.M. Pei | 1983 Laureate

Centurion, 33 West 56th Street

48 Units | 17 Floors | 2009

I.M. Pei and Centurion
33-West-56th-Street All images of Centurion #PHC via New York Residence
33-West-56th-Street Kitchen
33-West-56th-Street Balcony
33 West 56th Street #PHC floor plan Floor plan
Generously proportioned apartment with south-facing terrace in I.M. Pei's only New York ground up condominium offers floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple exposures, teak floors throughout, and state-of-the-art appliances, including in-unit washer/dryer. The modern and functional kitchen is beautifully finished with custom natural walnut cabinetry, a solid clear glass countertop, and glass tile backsplash. A lovely master suite includes a large bedroom with extremely high ceilings, terrace access, an oversized walk-in closet, and a windowed marble bath. See further details here.

Richard Meier | 1984 Laureate

Richard Meier and One Waterline Square
10-Riverside-Boulevard All images of One Waterline Square #33B via Corcoran
10-Riverside-Boulevard Kitchen
10-Riverside-Boulevard Bath
10 Riverside Boulevard #33B floor plan Floor plan
One Waterline Square, designed by the firm led by Pritzker Prize-winner Richard Meier, stands at the southernmost portion of Waterline Square, a comprehensive new community joining Midtown with the Upper West Side. This high-floor home's dramatic corner living room has water views spanning up to the George Washington Bridge and provides gracious entertaining space. Custom Italian kitchens by Pedini celebrate the discerning tastes of One Waterline Squares residents. See further details here.

Gordon Bunshaft | 1988 Laureate

Manhattan House, 200 East 66th Street

581 Units | 21 Floors | 1950

Gordon Bunshaft and Manhattan House
200-East-66th-Street All images of Manhattan House #A1202 via Compass
200-East-66th-Street Bedroom
200-East-66th-Street Balcony
200 East 66th Street #A1202 floor plan Floor plan
Perched on the 12th floor of a Gordon Bunshaft-designed building, this expansive, triple-mint unit enjoys two private balconies and an abundance of light throughout the day with triple exposure of southern, western, and eastern views. The 32' by 18' great room is spacious with the comfortable furnishing of a large dining room and separate living room. Two of the three bedrooms offer en-suite bathrooms with marble finishes, and the master bathroom offers a freestanding bathtub and warm towel bar. See further details here.

Frank Gehry | 1989 Laureate

New York by Gehry, 8 Spruce Street

903 Rental Units | 76 Floors | 2011

Frank Gehry and New York by Gehry
8-Spruce-Street All images of New York by Gehry #56A
8-Spruce-Street Kitchen and dining area
8 Spruce Street #47B floor plan Floor plan
This apartment on the 47th floor of a Frank Gehry-designed residential tower looks out on gorgeous north and northwestern views. Residents have exclusive access to 22,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor health, wellness, social, and entertainment amenity spaces spanning three floors. See further details here.

Christian de Portzamparc | 1994 Laureate

One57, 157 West 57th Street

92 Units | 90 Floors | 2014

Christian de Portzamparc and One57
157-West-57th-Street All images of One57 #41D via Nest Seekers
157-West-57th-Street Kitchen
157-West-57th-Street Bedroom
157 West 57th Street #41D floor plan Floor plan
The Spring Garden Residence, a never-before-released duplex condo, is one of only two homes in the ultra-exclusive One57 to have private outdoor space on the park. The 43' Great Room features floating stain grade ceiling panels and is surrounded by wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows. It leads out onto a stunning 671-square-foot solarium and terrace that boasts a full-length stone bench as well as a stylish screen. The upper level contains four bedrooms, the master bedroom sanctuary among them, and is accessed via a brand-new wooden staircase with contemporary glass railing. See further details here.

Tadao Ando | 1995 Laureate

152 Elizabeth Street

7 Units | 7 Floors | 2018

Tadao Ando and 152 Elizabeth Street
152-Elizabeth-Street All images of 152 Elizabeth Street, #4 via Compass
152-Elizabeth-Street Kitchen
152-Elizabeth-Street Bath
152 Elizabeth Street #4 floor plan Floor plan
Located in Tadao Ando's first building outside Asia, this full-floor home's interiors evoke a thoughtful sense of craft and refinement never found in new development. The hallmark of the generously proportioned Great Room is a gas-burning fireplace framed by Pietra Cardosa stone and an artisan plaster wall. Adjacent to the living room is a grand, open kitchen with masterful craftsmanship and a south-facing loggia. See further details here.

Renzo Piano | 1998 Laureate

565 Broome Soho, 565 Broome Street

115 Units | 30 Floors | 2018

Renzo Piano and 565 Broome Soho
565-Broome-Street All images of 565 Broome Soho #N16A via Stacy Spielman
565-Broome-Street Master bath
565 Broome Street #N16A floor plan Floor plan
Rising 30 stories and rich in amenities, 565 Broome Soho is Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano's first New York City residential project. Enter into a breathtaking corner Great Room and open kitchen ideal for both entertaining and daily living. Floor-to-ceiling glass wraps this expansive 26'5" x 25'8" space allowing for abundant natural light and spectacular north and west-facing vistas through the curved façade. The sophisticated master suite offers an oversized walk-in closet, floor-to-ceiling windows facing west, and a windowed, five-fixture master bath. See further details here.

Sir Norman Foster | 1999 Laureate

50 United Nations Plaza

88 Units | 43 Floors | 2015

Sir Norman Foster and 50 United Nations Plaza
50-United-Nations-Plaza-1 All images of 50 United Nations Plaza #PH4243 via Zeckendorf Realty
50-United-Nations-Plaza Living room
50 United Nations Plaza #DPH4243 floor plan Floor plans
50 United Nations Plaza #DPH4243 floor plan
Designed by Foster + Partners, led by Pritzer Prize-winner Sir Norman Foster, this one-of-a-kind duplex penthouse combines over 9,700 square feet of living space with a large terrace off the main living area and a 30+' outdoor pool and deck that link the master suite's sitting room to an entertainment lounge. Deep bay windows of floor-to-ceiling glass and soaring 12'8 ceilings provide panoramic views of the East River and Manhattan skyline, the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, the United Nations and beyond. See further details here.

Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron | 2001 Laureates

56 Leonard Street

145 Units | 60 Floors | 2016

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and 56 Leonard Street
56-Leonard-Street All images of 56 Leonard Street #PH53/54 via Compass
56-Leonard-Street Kitchen
56-Leonard-Street Bedroom
56 Leonard Street #PH53/54 floor plan Floor plan
Create the ultimate trophy duplex penthouse atop Downtown Manhattan's most iconic landmark high-rise, Herzog & de Meuron's 56 Leonard Street, by combining the 53rd and 54th floors. With its expansive interior space and multiple large terraces, there is no other apartment that can achieve this volume of space with its 14' ceilings (the size of a mansion) over just two floors and extraordinary protected views in all directions from seamless floor-to-ceiling windows. Grandly scaled living space with two wood-burning fireplaces and anywhere from 4-6 bedrooms can easily be accommodated. See further details here.

Dame Zaha Hadid | 2004 Laureate

520 West 28th Street

39 Units | 11 Floors | 2017

Dame Zaha Hadid and 520 West 28th Street
520-West-28th-Street All images of 520 West 28th Street #23 via Corcoran
520-West-28th-Street Kitchen
520-West-28th-Street Bedroom
520 West 28th Street #23 floor plan Floor plan
Designed inside and out by Dame Zaha Hadid, this generously scaled home's level of interior detailing is remarkable on every level, including features such as 10' wide motorized windows, distinctive curved window detailing, sculptural kitchen islands, high ceilings and custom wall-paneling designed for your art collection. The extraordinary 800 square foot Great Room boasts lovely southeast views of the Chelsea skyline, the High Line, and the verdant new sculpture garden with a perfect balcony to soak it all in. See further details here.

Jean Nouvel | 2008 Laureate

53W53, 53 West 53rd Street

145 Units | 82 Floors | 2018

Jean Nouvel and 53W53
53-West-53rd-Street All images of 53W53 #62 via Corcoran
53-West-53rd-Street Kitchen
53-West-53rd-Street Bath
53 West 53rd Street #62 floor plan Floor plan
Enjoy panoramic Central Park, Hudson River, East River and downtown skyline views through floor-to-ceiling windows in this full-floor residence located in the new Jean Nouvel-designed tower rising above The Museum of Modern Art. Nouvel's innovative exposed structural system, known as the diagrid, is expressed like a graceful, abstract piece of sculpture creating a one-of-a-kind residence unlike any other in the world. See further details here.
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