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Lantern House model home via Corcoran Lantern House model home via Corcoran
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 when many of us are spending significantly more time at home and are enduring the malaise of the Omicron wave. 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.

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.

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. All 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.

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515-West-18th-Street-01 All images of Lantern House via Colin Miller
Lantern House is immediately distinguished by its dramatic interpretation of the traditional bay window, and Carlo Mota has 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 northern and western exposures facing the High Line and the Empire State Building. 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)
45-East-7th-Street-01 All images of 11 Hoyt via Corcoran
11 Hoyt
Sunny south-facing apartment in a Morris Adjmi-designed building boasts open layout, high ceilings, oversized windows, and seamless access to a private balcony. The chef's kitchen features two-toned Adjmi-designed cabinetry, marble slab countertops and backsplash, and premier Miele appliance package. All bedrooms enjoy excellent proportions and light, and the master suite features a walk-in closet and four-fixture bath. See floor plan and full details here.

138-East-50th-Street-01 All images of The Centrale via Rich Caplan
The Centrale has 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.

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 All images of Austin Nichols House via Nest Seekers
Situated in prime Williamsburg, Austin Nichols House is one of only a few buildings nestled along the Brooklyn waterfront offering Manhattan skyline views, tranquil outdoor space, and the North Williamsburg Ferry Landing located outside of the buildings front door.

This expertly designed home is a one-bedroom with a massive living, kitchen, and dining area. The open Chefs kitchen with breakfast bar comes equipped with a fully integrated Smart tech Dacor refrigerator, Bertazzoni four-burner gas stove, Sharp microwave oven and Asko dishwasher; this is the ideal layout for entertaining and for the discerning chef. See floor plan and full details here.

Rustic elements in a classic loft
168-Plymouth-Street-01 All images of 168 Plymouth via Sotheby's International Realty
DUMBO condo
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Classic DUMBO loft features ceilings up to 12 feet high, restored painted white brick, long leaf pine timber beams and columns, and expansive living space with alcove area that allows for a flexible layout. The kitchen features a custom RiFRA Italian kitchen, Miele appliances, a blackened Dornbracht faucet, porcelain stone counter tops, and a bleached white oak island. 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 11L is a 1,123 square foot two-bedroom, two bathroom with an open gourmet kitchen and breakfast bar. This spacious residence faces North East and North West with City and garden 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.

Refreshing, fun, and forward
Hufton Crow for Related Companies
520-West-28th-Street-01 All images of 520 West 28th Street via The Corcoran Group
A loft-like apartment in a Zaha Hadid-designed building boasts a massive living room with southeast views of the High Line and a new sculpture garden, and a private balcony is ideal for enjoying them. A separate Boffi kitchen with Gaggenau appliances opens up to a gracious family room. The luxurious master suite features dual walk-in closets and a spa-like bath. See floor plan and full details here.

Regal and Plush
555 West End Avenue Photo credit: Joel Pitra
111-Murray-Street-01 All images of 555 West End Avenue via Sotheby's
The Terrace Penthouse at 555 West End Avenue is the most extraordinary duplex penthouse condominium to be offered on the Upper West Side, perhaps ever! Two sun-flooded levels of living space, one with a wrap terrace, lead to a spectacular roof terrace with far-reaching views of the river, and the city skyline. Altogether, there is more than 2,800 square feet of breathtaking outdoor space. See floor plan and full details here.

Art Deco pizzazz
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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 open views and southern light. The primary bedroom boasts two east-facing windows, large walk-in closet and dressing area, and five-fixture en suite bath with marble slab walls, heated floors, and custom double vanity. See floor plan and full details here.

Cozy minimalism
77 Greenwich Street) (Rendering by Binyan Studios)
77-Greenwich-Street-01 All images of 77 Greenwich Street via Tim Williams Photography
Elegant two-bedroom that is more than 150 feet above street level to make the most of river and skyline views, and a pleated glass curtain wall fills the unit with incredible natural light. 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 master 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.

Tranquility in the air above academia
543-West-122nd-Street-01 All images of Vandewater via Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing
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 spaces
Residence 28E is a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom duplex residence with southwest corner exposure. This generous layout boasts an open kitchen with a large island and double-height great room with an adjacent den, all opening onto an expansive wraparound private terrace. The master suite features a walk-in closet and master bathroom with double vanities and a freestanding tub. See floor plan and full details here.

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