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L to R: 42 Crosby Street/Annabelle Selldorf, 520 West 28th Street/Zaha Hadid, 15 Hudson Yards/Liz Diller L to R: 42 Crosby Street/Annabelle Selldorf, 520 West 28th Street/Zaha Hadid, 15 Hudson Yards/Liz Diller
As Women's History Month draws to a close, CityRealty takes a look at buildings designed by female architectural luminaries including Annabelle Selldorf, Audrey Matlock, Liz Diller, and of course, the late Zaha Hadid. These innovative buildings have both risen in some of New York's most sought-after neighborhoods and been instrumental in putting others on the map.

According to our custom CityRealty index, closing prices on condo sales within buildings designed by prominent architects of all genders come in at an average of $3,045 per square foot. While the figure has fallen in recent months, it is still nearly twice the Manhattan average of $1,613 per square foot.
Starchitect-Index-01 Index via CityRealty

520 West 28th Street Rendering by Zaha Hadid Architects
Dame Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win the prestigious Pritzker Prize of Architecture, and a look at 520 West 28th Street is enough to see what made her well deserving of the honor. Its sculptural form, curved lines, and unique windows make tourists on the High Line stop and stare. Her firm designed the interiors as well as the facade, and all units feature incredible light, soaring ceilings, and custom wall paneling. See full details here.

15 Hudson Yards Renderings by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Hudson Yards transformed an abandoned railyard into New York's newest neighborhood, and Fifteen Hudson Yards, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, sits at the heart of it. From a distance, its towering, 914-foot height and elegant silhouette make it a graceful addition to the New York skyline. Closer to the site, it overlooks Thomas Heatherwick's Vessel sculpture and adjoins performance venue The Shed as well as the High Line. See full details here.

200-Eleventh-Avenue-01 200 Eleventh Avenue via Elliman
200 Eleventh Avenue was built on the edge of the High Line with a design by Annabelle Selldorf that makes the most of spectacular Hudson River and elevated park views. Many new, amenity-rich, architecturally adventurous buildings have sprung up around the High Line since then, but none with this one's signature amenity: "sky garages" that allow residents to drive to the building, get on a car elevator, and park right next to their apartments. See full details here.

57-Irving-Place-01 Irving Place via Audrey Matlock
Architecture critic Carter Horsley calls Irving Place "the most modern building in the Gramercy Park/Irving Place neighborhood," and indeed, its address on the edge of the Gramercy Park Historic District allows for such a cutting-edge design. The refined glass changes color and transparency depending on lighting condition, and it surrounds a "living facade" with the internal planning giving shape to the face of the building. See full details here.

519 West 23rd Street
Design by Lindy Roy
1 three-bedroom unit for $4.7M

519-West-23rd-Street-1 High Line 519 via Elliman
When 520 West 28th Street was still a twinkle in Zaha Hadid's eye (see above), award-winning architect Lindy Roy designed the first new residential building adjacent to the High Line. The resulting 12-story condominium fuses contemporary architecture, European elegance and raw Chelsea charm. The steel screens on the south facade skim over an all-glass surface, and the north facade of the building has balconies that act as a front-row seat to the High Line. See full details here.

10-Bond-Street-1 10 Bond Street via Brown Harris Stevens
To look at 10 Bond Street from the cobble-stoned street, it would appear that the weathered steel and terra cotta building has been part of its historic neighborhood for decades. However, the seven-story boutique cooperative went up in the mid-2010's with Annabelle Selldorf's eponymous firm taking inspiration from the building's cast-iron neighbors. Selldorf Architects also designed the building's loft-like interiors. See full details here.

447 West 18th Street
Design by Audrey Matlock

447 West 18th Street interiors Chelsea Modern via Stribling
Half a block from the High Line, this extremely attractive mid-rise apartment building was designed by Audrey Matlock and distinguished by a complex, angled façade and blue-tinted facade that brings the nearby Hudson River to mind. Each floor has three bands of windows that Ms. Matlock referred to as visual "dashes," and they open outward parallel to the facade to let light and air in. See full details here.

21-East-12th-Street-01 Rendering by Selldorf Architects
This recently completed, 22-story mixed-use building designed by Annabelle Selldorf rose on the former site of Greenwich Village institution Bowlmor Lanes. The street-level retail is dressed in an industrious metal and glass skin, while the residential component boasts sandstone-colored stone, a gracious setback, and oversized casement windows that complement its neighbors in the Greenwich Village Historic District. See full details here.

497 Greenwich Street
Design by Winka Dubbeldam

497 Greenwich Street Photo via ScottParks International Realty
Before Hudson Square began its transformation from industrial to residential, The Greenwich Street Project presented an appealing vision of what the area and architecture could be. By integrating an existing brick loft building with a new steel and glass structure, and by adding cantilevered balconies overlooking the Hudson River, acclaimed architect Winka Dubbledam married the old and the new in a very artful and environmentally pleasing way. Six small parapets serve as a "crease" that creates the impression of sewing the two buildings together. See full details here.

33 Vestry Street
Design by Winka Dubbeldam

33-Vestry-Street-01 V33 via CityRelty
Shortly after Winka Dubbeldam took New York by storm with The Greenwich Street Project (see above), her firm turned its attention to Tribeca with V33. The front facade is comprised of interlinked translucent stone sheaths, glass, and metal panels, and the rear facade is slightly angled and ever more dramatic. It is little wonder the boutique condominium sold out quickly. See full details here.

42 Crosby Street Rendering by Selldorf Architects
In the heart of the Soho-Cast Iron Historic District, Annabelle Selldorf presents a modern interpretation of the classic cast-iron loft with 42 Crosby Street, a sleek, shiny building clad in glass and stainless steel. The materials may look incongruous, but its proportions and details echo its context. These factors were surely instrumental in its passing muster with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and later in selling out relatively quickly. See full details here.

Related Listings
57-Irving-Place-01 All images of Irving Place via Elliman
From the listing:
Experience the expansive living and entertaining space, bathed in natural light streaming through 50 linear feet of stunning floor-to-ceiling glass walls across the eastern view. Bedrooms and living areas are located on opposing sides of the residence and create maximum separation between public and private spaces. The gourmet entertaining kitchen offers a spacious layout with a marble island bar with seating for six, premier finishes and fixtures, and the ultimate appliance package. See full details here.

200-Eleventh-Avenue-01 All images of 200 Eleventh Avenue via Compass
From the listing:
Located in the heart of the Chelsea Arts district, this awe-inspiring split two-bedroom home features 15' ceilings and protected, unobstructed views of the Hudson River over the Hudson River Park. Drive home, into the car lift, and up to your apartment unencumbered. Alternatively, take the key-lock elevator, which opens directly to a gracious foyer, that leads into the living and dining areas, which enjoy incredible natural light through the Western and Northern exposures. See full details here.

520-West-28th-Street-01 All images of 520 West 28th Street via Related
From the listing:
On a high floor, this residence overlooks the West Chelsea skyline, The High Line, the verdant new sculpture garden and the terrace enjoys views of the Empire State Building and the Hudson River. The enormous entertaining spaces span over 1,000 square feet, with outdoor spaces to the south and north optimizing Hudson Yards and High Line views, and a separate windowed eat-in kitchen by Boffi with Gaggenau appliances. The private master suite faces south and features an enormous windowed dressing room. See full details here.

519-West-23rd-Street-01 All images of High Line 519 via Elliman
From the listing:
The views and light are expansive with views over-looking High Line Park and vistas of the Downtown skyline to the south and the iconic buildings of the Midtown skyline and Hudson Yards to the north. The upper level of the home is an entertainer's paradise. Upon entry through the private elevator one is greeted by voluminous 13' ceilings and you are immediately struck by the South light through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The dining area is sizable and measures approximately 15'8" x 10' with a built-in leather banquette and French doors that open into a south-facing 150-square-foot terrace for easy dining al fresco. See full details here.

Architect Photo Credits:

Annabelle Selldorf via Selldorf Architects
Zaha Hadid By Dmitry Ternovoy [FAL], via Wikimedia Commons
Liz Diller via Diller Scofidio + Renfro
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