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Assortment of model homes in various NYC new developments Assortment of model homes in various NYC new developments
Top developments routinely collaborate with the country's best interior designers to create eye-catching model homes that are neutral to prospective buyers yet forward-thinking in many ways. While sales and marketing teams are understandably skittish about scaring off potential buyers through overly bold elements, they do provide a glimpse of current design and furniture trends in a way that beautifully showcases the building's architecture, interiors, and views.

This round-up of new model units comes at a time of year when many of us are hunkering down at home on chillier days with the sun setting before 4:30. While we can't all afford an interior designer, we can take a look at the listings below and find inspiration to make our own apartments a bit more comfortable and cheery with timeless furniture and impressive accents.

In this article:

53 West 53rd Street
53 West 53rd Street Midtown West
Claremont Hall, 100 Claremont Avenue
Claremont Hall, 100 Claremont Avenue Morningside Heights
Park House Chelsea, 500 West 22nd Street
Park House Chelsea, 500 West 22nd Street Chelsea
Forena, 540 Sixth Avenue
Forena, 540 Sixth Avenue Chelsea
VU New York, 368 Third Avenue
VU New York, 368 Third Avenue Gramercy Park
Impeccable design and airy ambiance
217 West 57th Street
Corner living room with Central Park views Central Park Tower, #69E (Douglas Elliman)
Open kitchen with dining peninsula
Primary bedroom with skyline views
High-floor home in New York's tallest residential building is bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows on three exposures, allowing for magnificent views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. A generous northeast corner great room lined with wall of glass affords a perfect backdrop for entertaining, and the open kitchen was designed to chef's standards by Smallbone of Devizes. Three spacious bedroom suites on the opposite side of the home are highlighted by the exceptional southeast-facing primary retreat with an oversized walk-in closet and deluxe marble spa bath for the ultimate pampering. See floor plan and full details here.

Graceful living and sweeping views
111 West 57th Street (SHoP Architects /JDS Development Group)
Living room with Central Park views 111 West 57th Street, #27 (The Corcoran Group)
Windowed kitchen
Primary bath with separate soaking tub
Throughout this full-floor tower in Manhattan's second-tallest residential tower, richly detailed finishes by Studio Sofield demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to craftsmanship and quality. A formal entrance gallery leads to a dramatic Great Room with custom smoke-gray solid oak floors, 14-foot ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking views of Central Park. The expansive corner south-facing kitchen features a breakfast area, custom cabinetry in a light hand-rubbed finish, stepped crystallo white quartzite countertops and backsplash, and a full suite of Gaggenau appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

A masterpiece above the MoMA
53 West 53rd Street
Corner living room with Billionaires' Row and Central Park views 53 West 53, #60B (Douglas Elliman)
Foyer leading to living room
Primary bedroom with peek at en suite bath
In this high-floor three-bedroom, masterfully conceived interiors by Thierry Despont feature bespoke detailing, museum-quality finishes, and timeless elegance throughout. From the gracious entry gallery, the generous living room is lined on two sides with floor-to-ceiling windows that artfully frame north-facing views of Central Park as well as striking south- and west-facing vistas overlooking the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River. See floor plan and full details here.

Smart design in an academic setting
100 Claremont Avenue
Living/dining room with Union Theological Seminary campus views Claremont Hall, #15E (The Corcoran Group)
Open kitchen
Bedroom with oversized window
Corner two-bedroom in Morningside Heights' tallest tower features a gracious foyer, an open-concept living/dining area, and oversized bay window overlooking views of Sakura Park, Riverside Park, and Grant's Tomb. The stylish open kitchen features a large center island, custom Italian cabinetry, and a high-end appliance package that includes a wine refrigerator. See floor plan and full details here.

A lighter touch of hygge
540 Sixth Avenue
Corner living room FÖRENA, #PHB (Douglas Elliman)
Open, windowed kitchen and dining area
Private terrace with city views
Gracious penthouse at the nexus of Greenwich Village and Chelsea is distinguished by Scandinavian-inspired interiors, oversized tilt-and-turn windows, an expansive floor plate, and 634 square feet of private outdoor space across three private terraces. The light-filled living/dining area flows seamlessly into an open, Morris Adjmi-designed kitchen with a large island and a full suite of Miele appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

High-end finishes and sunset vistas
611 West 56th Street
Corner living room with Hudson River views 611 West 56th Street, #PH30 (The Corcoran Group)
Dining area and open kitchen with center island
Windowed primary bath with separate soaking tub
Reached via direct elevator-to-residence access, this penthouse in Pritzker Prize laureate Alvaro Siza's first New York building enjoys elegant finishes, wide-plank oak floors, and a neutral color palette throughout. Oversized, west-facing windows provide ample natural light and sweeping views of the Hudson River, not to mention spectacular sunsets. The windowed kitchen's Italian walnut cabinetry and honed Grigio marble countertops are complemented by a top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliance package. See floor plan and full details here.

Creative planning in well-thought studio
547 West 47th Street 547 West 47th Street (Ewout Huibers - Concrete)
Living room with oversized casement windows 547 West 47th Street, #710 (The Corcoran Group)
Galley kitchen
Sleeping alcove
Every inch of this smartly designed alcove studio is filled with natural light from southern exposure and oversized windows. The kitchen is unusually large for a studio and features marble countertop and backsplash, custom cabinetry with ample storage, and appliances by Miele and Bosch. See floor plan and full details here.

Keeping it light and airy
Living room with skyline views VU New York, #24B (Brown Harris Stevens)
Open kitchen
Corner primary suite
In this corner condo, interiors by Paris Forino feature soaring ceilings, sophisticated materials, and a neutral palette to complement iconic Manhattan views from floor-to-ceiling windows. The open kitchen was finished with natural materials and Miele appliances. A split bedroom layout allows for optimal privacy, and the corner primary suite boasts a large closet and spa-like bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Works of art in Chelsea's Gallery District
500 West 22nd Street
Living room with oversized windows Park House Chelsea, #2A (Compass)
Dining area with Clement Clark Moore Park views
Semi-enclosed kitchen with center island
The elevator door opens directly into this gracious three-bedroom with a generously scaled living/dining room and 30 feet of protected Clement Clark Moore Park views. The semi-open kitchen is finished with Bulthaup cabinetry, lavastone slab countertops, and a suite of Gaggenau appliances. The primary suite is situated on a corner and features a walk-in closet and spa-like bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Aeries of tranquility
(via Extell Development Company)
138-Willoughby-Street-01 Model unit photos of Brooklyn Point credit of Evan Joseph
Within Brooklyn's tallest finished building is a range of model units outfitted with an eclectic combination of contemporary pieces and 21st-century vintage. Every piece beautifully complements the clean interiors by Katherine Newman Design and exquisite skyline views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen is outfitted with expertly crafted finishes, white quartz countertops, satin copper hardware, and premium Miele appliances. See floor plan and full details here.

High living and high style
Timothy_Schenck Timothy Schenck for Related-Oxford
15-Hudson-Yards-01 All images of 15 Hudson Yards via Related/Oxford Property Group
Upon arriving at this high-floor home, an inviting entry gallery leads to a corner Great Room with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows facing breathtaking views. The open kitchen is finished with a free-standing island, custom oak cabinetry, and Miele appliances. Both bedrooms have en suite baths and generous closet space, and the primary suite boasts two walk-in closets and bath with soaking tub and large shower. See floor plan and full details here.

Dream bubbles
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515-West-18th-Street-01 Lantern House, #1804 (The Corcoran Group)
Private study
Lantern House is immediately distinguished by its dramatic interpretation of the traditional bay window, and Carlo Mota designed a model unit around its unique architecture. The home is rich in dramatic furnishings and vibrant textures, but it's hard to compete with views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, including Hudson Yards. The gracious kitchen is outfitted with custom bronze-finished metal and specialty glass, Gaggenau appliances, custom light fixtures, and marble countertops and backsplash. See floor plan and full details here.

Pieces that pop
11 Hoyt Street (Credit: Tom Harris)
11 Hoyt Street 11 Hoyt Street, #56G (The Corcoran Group)
Open kitchen and foyer
Primary bedroom with statement wall and city views
Sunny apartment in Studio Gang's first New York condo features a corner living room, a split bedroom layout, and helicopter views of New York Harbor and East Brooklyn. Interiors are set in the Classic palette to offer a fresh, contemporary feel with pale white oak floors and custom Italian cabinetry in white-satin lacquer in the kitchen. Both bedrooms offer bay windows. See floor plan and full details here.

Sleek Italian design
138-East-50th-Street-01 All images of The Centrale via Rich Caplan
The Centrale partnered with Giorgetti, a renowned Italian furniture manufacturer, on a model unit displaying stunning furniture and artworks curated from its partner, Cortesi Gallery. It is set in a magnificent two-bedroom unit with floor-to-ceiling windows, northern and southern views of classic Manhattan landmarks, and high-end finishes and appliances. The buyers are permitted to buy the entire selection of items on display, and other buyers at The Centrale have the chance to access several other Giorgetti furniture packages. See floor plan and full details here.

Natural materials to enhance Central Park views
145 Central park north harlem
145-Central-Park-North-01 All images of 145 Central Park North via Nest Seekers
Central Park-facing apartment opens up to a roomy living/dining area saturated with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. The open kitchen is outfitted with custom matte gray lacquer cabinetry, sleek countertop, glass backsplash, and fully integrated Fischer & Paykel appliances. The park-facing bedroom has easy access to a bath finished with Bianco Alanur tiles and Hansgrohe satin nickel fixtures. See floor plan and full details here.

Cheery and efficient
Austin Nichols Austin Nichols House, #C208 (Compass)
Entrance foyer and open kitchen with breakfast bar
Private balcony overlooking river views
Located along the Williamsburg waterfront, this expertly designed one-bedroom at Austin Nichols House offers Manhattan skyline views, a tranquil private balcony, and the North Williamsburg Ferry Landing located outside of the building's front door. Inside, no detail has been overlooked, from the soaring 12-foot ceilings and original beams to the three large western-facing casement windows and striking tobacco-smoked oak herringbone floors. The kitchen's white matte-lacquered custom cabinets, brushed Caesarstone concrete countertops, and hand-painted Japanese Kyoto backsplash cultivate the ultimate space for hosting and entertaining. See floor plan and full details here.

Mid-century furniture makes a comeback
One Manhattan Square (Evan Joseph)
1289-Lexington-Avenue-01 All images of One Manhattan Square via Extell Development Company
Residence 23L is a 1,123-square-foot two-bedroom, two bathroom with an open gourmet kitchen and breakfast bar. This spacious residence faces northeast and northwest with sweeping city views. Warm, modern interiors are brought to life by the renowned design team at Meyer Davis Studio. This residence features imported stone and custom finishes, premium Miele appliance package, 5 wide stained oak flooring, master bath with custom wood cabinetry, marble tile walls, and mosaic floors with radiant heat, under-mount Wetstyle sink with glass vanity top and Dornbracht polished chrome faucets and a washer and dryer. See floor plan and full details here.

Always ahead of the curve
Hufton Crow for Related Companies
520-West-28th-Street-01 520 West 28th Street, #27 (Serhant LLC)
Kitchen with center island
Private balcony with High Line views
At Zaha Hadid's building along the High Line, the interiors were designed to make the most of the building's contemporary curves. In the expansive Great Room, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows leads out onto a private balcony overlooking a sculpture garden. A separate Boffi kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and a sculptural center island opens up to a gracious family room. The luxurious primary suite features dual walk-in closets and a spa-like bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Puff pieces
555 West End Avenue Photo credit: Joel Pitra
Solarium penthouse with domed ceiling 555 West End Avenue, #THESOLARIUM (Sotheby's International Realty)
Open kitchen with arched window
A former school gymnasium has been transformed into one of New York's most dramatic penthouses. The Great Room has a 19-foot arched ceiling and a full glass wall opening up to a terrace big enough for an outdoor dinner party. The open kitchen by Christopher Peacock, hand-crafted in white fumed oak and equipped with chef-caliber appliances, has multiple spots for people to pull up a bar stool, but is set back from the living room to allow for formality. See floor plan and full details here.

Art Deco drama
Waldorf Astoria-03
303-Park-Avenue-01 All images of The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria via Douglas Elliman
One enters this home in the iconic Waldorf-Astoria via traditional key or programmable keyless entry system, and a Concierge Closet allows for private delivery of packages, dry cleaning, and room service. A grand foyer with marble floors leads to a corner living/dining area with views of St. Bartholomew's Cathedral and Park Avenue. The primary bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet and five-fixture en suite bath with marble slab walls, heated floors, and custom double vanity. See floor plan and full details here.

Neutral palette and natural light
77 Greenwich Street) (Rendering by Binyan Studios)
77-Greenwich-Street-01 77 Greenwich Street, #32B (Core Group Marketing)
Open kitchen with white lacquer cabinetry
Primary bedroom with city views
In this elegant two-bedroom, a pleated glass curtain wall fills the unit with incredible natural light and makes the most of beautiful city and river views. The Deborah Berke-designed kitchen is outfitted with Poliform cabinetry, honed Blue de Savoie marble countertops and backsplash, and Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. The primary suite offers generous closet space and bath with honed warm grey Haisa marble floors, walls and counters, and heated floors. See floor plan and full details here.

Timeless design in a modern building
543-West-122nd-Street-01 Vandewater, PH31B (Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing)
Dining area and open kitchen
Corner primary bedroom with city views
Vandewater's interior design speaks to an old school design approach and showcases the beauty of the materials in a new and thoughtful way with oversized, high-performance casement windows, tall ceilings, and European white oak floors. This corner condo with split layout is flooded with light from 11 windows facing south and east to offer Riverside Church views. See floor plan and full details here.

Understated pieces in sublime space
Living room with East River views One United Nations Park, #28A (The Corcoran Group)
Open, windowed kitchen with center island
Primary bedroom with river views
Residence 28A is a spacious duplex residence with eastern exposure and a private terrace overlooking the East River and the Long Island City skyline. The lower level houses an expansive Great Room, open kitchen with island, and den. All three bedrooms, including the primary suite with oversized bath, are on the upper level. See floor plan and full details here.

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