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Upon hearing the term “minimalist,” most people immediately picture a space with clean lines, only a few pieces of furniture, and no clutter or decorative elements. Some may find this cold and stark, but the “less is more” philosophy does allow for color as an accent or the use of materials to add character.
The minimalist idea of “less is more” applies to architecture as well as interior design, and Lever House is a prime example of that. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s International Style tower took New York by storm when it debuted in 1954, so much so that it was declared a New York City Landmark in November 1982. It was one of the first office buildings in the country to feature a glass curtain wall, and its expansive public plaza led the city to rewrite public plaza zoning regulations.

The Lever Building’s landmark status protects it from being replaced with a glitzy new supertall, as has been the case for some of its neighbors in the wake of the Midtown East rezoning. However, it also means that any necessary repairs and/or renovations cannot take place without the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (“Landmarks”). Yesterday, Landmarks reviewed a proposal for renovations to Lever House’s third-floor terrace and now-iconic outdoor plaza. The decision is not yet available, but Landmarks previously approved a facade replacement that was designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and completed in 2001.
 
 
 
 
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Modern design is sometimes confused with minimalism, and is in fact a precursor to it. A prime example of modern design may be seen at 11 Sutton Place, the longtime home of Pritzker Prize laureate I.M. Pei that recently entered contract with an asking price of $8 million. The acclaimed architect and his wife Eileen purchased the townhouse more than 45 years ago, and it went on the market a few months after his death in May 2019.
11 Sutton Place, I.M. Pei's former residence (Chrystie's)
An oblong skylight in the townhouse is reminiscent of Mr. Pei's glass pyramid at the Louvre and may be found at the top of a spiral staircase of his own design. Indeed, Mr. Pei's sophisticated aesthetic may be seen throughout the home. His daughter said in a statement, "My father did not design private homes...so this is such an ultimate space because this is really the expression of my father's sense of what family is."

From the Listing: Welcome to Greenpoint's newest boutique elevator condo, a study in light, views, and space, and situated on the best block in the neighborhood between Franklin St. and Manhattan Ave., down the street from the best dining and amenities, in addition to the world-famous Greenpoint waterfront parks. Designed with attention to architectural innovation, and a nod to mid-Century Modernism, the facade is a striking combination of white Pederson brick and oversized windows that allow for maximum sunlight all day long in addition to skyline, water, and city views from the higher floors. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Welcome home to Williamsburg's most radiant and luxurious 1,361 square foot corner 2 bedrooms, 2 bath in the revered Full-Service Oosten Condominium! Boasting open space and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed Brooklyn views and custom finishes throughout, this corner unit represents luxury living at its finest. Pairing ultra-chic custom built-ins with Oosten's ultra-contemporary design, white marble open chef's kitchen, graciously laid out master suite, and the second bedroom, this home is one-of-a-kind and not to be missed.

Unit 811 offers an illuminated open living space, sunlit by Southeast exposures through floor-to-ceiling windows. With top-of-the-line stainless steel Smeg appliances, white oak wide-plank flooring, white Italian marble countertops, and unbeatable building amenities, this elegant space is one you'll certainly want to call home.
See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Renovated 19' wide brownstone on idyllic Harlem tree-lined street. The building is currently configured as a three-family home with a floor-through one-bedroom apartment on the top level, a modern minimalist triplex on the lower three floors, and a studio on the ground floor facing the street. The triplex also has access to a large deck off of the parlor floor, and a private garden which is accessed by the ground floor exit in the back of the house. The triplex also has an internal staircase to the storage cellar which is an unfinished dry storage area and boiler room. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Breathtaking corner 2-bedroom, 2 bath in the acclaimed Armani Casa designed 20 Pine Street. This exquisite residence spanning just under 1600 SF, has been thoughtfully renovated, and will impress the most discerning eye. The gracious entrance foyer features a large coat closet, and presents flexibility and a formal landing. The light grey oak hardwood floors throughout offer a graceful and sophisticated aesthetic. Enjoy the soaring loftlike 12 ft beamed ceilings, elegant light fixtures, and generously proportioned living room with double exposure windows. The stunning open kitchen features cease stone countertops, backsplash, and island with seating for 3 and is equipped with a Thermador refrigerator, Miele induction range, stove, and built-in coffee system. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Mint condition (only used as a pied-a-terre) two bedroom, two bathroom, as well as additional powder room at 15 Renwick.

Features include a kitchen by Poliform with walnut cabinets, stainless steel countertops and an integrated Foster sink. The additional island was added post-completion and has space for three. The appliance suite consists of a Miele oven and refrigerator, plus a top-loading microwave by Dacor.
See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Cool on the outside, warmly modern on the inside, The Gramercy North is a newly constructed boutique condominium tower offering a limited collection of 14 full-floor residences designed by Italian architect Stefano Pasqualetti. This floor-through, two-bedroom, two-bath residence marries sleek design with extraordinary comfort and convenience. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: D327 is a spacious 3 bedroom duplex home with ample room to spread out or work from home. Situated on the vibrant South Williamsburg waterfront with endless amenities, Oosten brings luxury living in New York City to a whole new level. This spacious duplex home has double-height ceilings and oversized rooms throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: With alluring architectural dimensions and a bespoke Scandinavian aesthetic, this coveted loft-like designer home features approx. 1,375 sq. ft. and stunning oversized windows that flood the space in natural light. Offering soaring 12 ft. beamed ceilings, Apt. 2A includes two bedrooms, two baths, and a home office that can easily be converted into a third bedroom. Additional features of this radiant space include wide plank light oak wood flooring, creamy white walls, natural wood accents, and southern exposures from the east, west, and south. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Extraordinary, mint condition townhouse floor-thru on tree-lined Park Block. Like Paris in New York, this superbly renovated apartment boasts nearly 11-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, and a serene private garden.

Originally 5 rooms, the original bedrooms were combined to create an oversized master suite with an enormous closet and spa caliber bathroom.<br> <br> The main room features an open kitchen and adjoins to an additional office space or bedroom, which also leads to the private outdoor space. Currently configured as an office with custom desk and credenza.
See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Park Avenue perfection! This unit has never been occupied since this brand new top-of-the-line renovation. No expense has been spared in this luxurious 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom apartment in the highly coveted condominium known as 900 Park Avenue. Apartment 11E offers a rare opportunity to move into a turnkey home meticulously designed for modern living. There is simply nothing else of this caliber on the market in such a prime Upper East Side location. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This spectacular minimalistic apartment has a warmth and sophistication that is both compelling and calming. With interiors designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, the apartment was awarded both the prestigious American Architecture Award and the AIA New York Honor Award for the excellence of its design. Every surface has been carefully curated and all the spaces within the apartment effortlessly flow into the next. Beginning in the entry foyer one's gaze is naturally drawn upward to the polished stainless steel ceiling floating within a corona of light. The floor of sleekly polished cement extends throughout the entire apartment unifying the space.

Photo credit: Scott Frances/OTTO and Nina Poon/MWStudioNY
See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Modern minimalism meets authentic loft at this spacious and beautifully renovated home at the historic Sugar Warehouse Condominium. Located on a cobblestone street in prime waterfront Tribeca, this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with its own exclusive entry is a must-see. The corner unit with 15 original steel casement windows and doors has north and west exposures offering views of the Hudson River, the Hudson River Park, and is awash in beautiful light. No detail was overlooked in the gut renovation including engineered soundproof walls and exterior-grade double-laminated interior windows. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Located just a short walk from the High Line and Hudson Yards, this Chelsea multi-family townhouse is a unique find. Boasting twenty feet of width, it contains an owner's duplex with three gracious bedrooms and an amazing rear garden. The third and fourth stories host floor-through, free-market apartments. They are well-appointed and delightfully sunny. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Built in 2019, this three-story Williamsburg stunner is truly one-of-a-kind. Standing prominently on the sycamore-lined streets of North 9th and Berry St. 113 N 9th, Unit PH exudes style and character with an imported Danish brick facade and expansive windows that constantly turn heads on the street below. Three well-laid-out levels of living around a central stair and private elevator allow for maximum utilization of this 3,000 square foot home. The 1,250 square feet of outdoor space allows for multiple entertainment locations and tranquil escapes from the city. No expense was spared with customizations that include a custom Henrybuilt kitchen, custom Henrybuilt master closet/office, Control 4 smart home technology, electronic Somfy shades on all of the windows, Lutron Dimmers, and built-in surround sound speakers throughout. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Imagine a totally unique, sun-drenched, 4,000+ square foot Tribeca oasis that offers a magical mix of intimacy and openness, as well as the opportunity to entertain on a grand scale in a minimalist, Danish Modern designed space. With 360-degree views and a floor plan that is ideal for living, working, and relaxation, this sprawling loft in a historic building features 10-foot ceilings, western water views, northern, southern, and eastern skyline views, and full amenities, There are windows everywhere - 42 windows to be exact. The kitchen and living room have banks of corner windows. Even the primary dressing room and bathroom are flooded with natural light. And the primary suite is actually its own wing with its own entrance, connected to the rest of the home by a gracious gallery corridor. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: This stunning duplex penthouse at the award-winning, 12-story boutique development, Chelsea Modern, offers three beautifully landscaped terraces, two living rooms, a den, and five bedrooms and five baths. Designed to create seamless indoor and outdoor living space in a modern-minimal context, a powerful experience of light, air, and space is present throughout the residence. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: 7A is a regal duplex situated on the highest available floor of the Pool Residences, and offers five bedrooms and five baths over an impressive 3,586 SF of interior space. Enter graciously via private elevator into a double-height living room with a soaring ceiling height of 18, all framed by floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the room with sun-beaming light. Interiors include Augsburg oak-paneled walls and a gas fireplace with a floating Nero Marquina marble slab hearth. Adding to the spirit of lavish entertaining and personal respite, enjoy immediate access to the enclosed and heated saltwater swimming pool surrounded by solid timber decking. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Welcome to Museum Tower where this rare combination complete with four bedrooms, five bathrooms has been completely transformed to achieve an exceptional level of quality at one of Midtown's most sought-after buildings. At 4,500 square feet, the combination of Residence 36AF and 36E has resulted in a one-of-a-kind floor plan offering northern, eastern, and western exposures.

The massive 36-foot living room provides spectacular views of Central Park and the New York skyline. There is ample natural light throughout the day as well as a grand dining room, ideal for 2021 living and entertaining. The separate, eastern-facing kitchen gets wonderful morning light and boasts an oversized island with generous space for seating.
See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: A meticulously renovated five-bedroom, full-floor loft in a white glove boutique building. This immaculate apartment boasts 4,650 square feet, a private elevator entry, a 42' long personal terrace, and a PRIVATE DEEDED PARKING SPOT. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Residence 40K is a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom duplex residence with a corner northeast exposure. The generous layout boasts an open island kitchen, double-height great room with adjacent den, and private elevator. The master suite features a walk-in closet and a grand master bathroom with double vanities and a freestanding tub. Ceilings soar near twenty feet high in the living and dining space, and over nine feet throughout, allowing for maximum natural light through the floor-to-ceiling windows. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: One of Soho';s most breathtaking Penthouse provides an opportunity for a refined lifestyle rarely seen. This exquisite one-of-a-kind residence sits discreetly on Thompson Street between Prince and Spring. Each detail has been brilliantly designed by Nico Rensch and Victoria Blau architects, with an integrated modern aesthetic informed by simplicity. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: ABI Chelsea, designed by Raed Abillama Architects, introduces a ten-residence boutique property to the West Chelsea gallery district. The building, designed with a distinctive stepped formation, sits above the High Line. Elegant exterior lines work in fitting parallel to the unique homes within, each one tailored for a heightened living experience made possible through customized design layouts, choice of materials, craftsmanship, and an overriding attention to detail. See floor plan and full details here.

From the Listing: Spectacular, 100 foot wide, brand new, 5-bedroom, 5,000 square feet, full-floor apartment with custom interior design from Pembrook & Ives provides perfect turnkey opportunity. Finished to the highest level in a full-service boutique condominium with automated parking. See floor plan and full details here.

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