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Lower East Side Condos with style Lower East Side Condos with style
Widely known for its tenement buildings, the gritty and "real" Lower East Side might be trading those in for swanky new residential developments. And while that typically means a lot of cookie-cutter condos, the neighborhood has allowed (or forgiven) some cutting-edge designs to rise – even before the announcement of the massive Essex Crossing, which will alter the area forever with its 1,079 apartments, 400,000 square feet of offices, 450,000 square feet of retail, and so much more. From The Switch Building to ODA's newly-built 100 Norfolk, CityRealty ranks the Lower East Side's most striking past and in-progress condos.

Designed by SHoP Architects | Built in 2018

55 Units | 14 Floors

242 broome street architecture (CityRealty)
Nearly finished and ready for occupancy, 242 Broome is the first condo offering within the game-changing Essex Crossing development. Designed by SHoP Architects, the building's signature champagne-aluminum façade gently torques to the west, enhancing views while beautifully reflecting the neighborhood's surrounding architecture. The 14-story, 55-unit building has one- to three-bedroom residences refined by DXA Studio. Shared amenities are specifically designed to promote socialization, wellness, and relaxation. They include an entertainment lounge which can seat 18 guests in a kitchen and dining area, a fitness center, a children's playroom, and a pool table. To top it all off, the building has a landscaped and furnished rooftop with grills and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

Featured Listing: #5A | 1 bed, 2 bath | $2.3M

(Douglas Elliman)

Designed by Bernard Tschumi with SLCE Architects | Built in 2007

32 Units | 16 Floors

blue tower 105 norfolk street (Sotheby's International Realty)
Finished in 2007, Blue at 105 Norfolk Street is a 16-floor, 32-unit condo tower designed by Bernard Tschumi. Notable for its pixelated facade of varying shades of blue, the sculptural tower juts into the low-slung Lower East Side skyline with sharp angles and bold color. Apartments have great views, floor-to-ceiling windows, and bamboo floors. Kitchens have glass-fronted cabinets and bathrooms have pebbled floors and raised sinks. Amenities include individual storage units, communal outdoor spaces on the second and fifth floors and a plaza with bamboo trees.
(Douglas Elliman)

Designed by Herzog & de Meuron | Built in 2016

11 Units | 28 Floors

215 Chrystie Street Herzog de meuron (Ian Schrager and Witkoff Group)
This exoskeleton structure was designed by the Swiss Pritzker-price winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, known for designing 56 Leonard. The 314-foot-tall building houses a 367-room hotel called Public on the lower floors and just 11 condos above. Apartments feature column-free interiors by renowned minimalist English architect John Pawson, 270- and 360-degree unobstructed views, 10' ceilings, and fully-integrated kitchen appliances from Miele and Wolf. Residents have access to hotel services and amenities, including concierge service, in-apartment dining, two landscaped gardens, a fitness center, and communal workspaces.

Designed by ODA Architecture | Built in 2017

38 Units | 12 Floors

100 Norfolk street ODA (ODA)
Located across the street from Blue, Adam America's cantilevered glass and truss condo hosts 38 studio through three-bedroom residences. Strict zoning laws and a narrow lot forced ODA architects to get exceptionally creative; the team maximized the floor area towards the top of the building, resulting in a top floor that has double the footprint of the ground level. No two units are identical, but they all boast double pane floor-to-ceiling windows, oak flooring, a washer and dryer, and custom kitchens with Quartz countertops and backslashes and appliances by Gaggenau. 100 Norfolk offers a concierge, fitness center, yoga room, a common roof deck, outdoor garden lounge, and more.
100-Norfolk-Street-04 (Compass)

Designed by Adamson Associates | Built in 2019

811 Units | 80 Floors

one manhattan square, 252 south street (Extell Development)
Extell Development’s gargantuan One Manhattan Square at 252 South Street is one of the largest ground-up condos every constructed in Manhattan. The 811-unit, glass-clad tower, designed by Adamson Associates Architects, is now a defining presence in the Lower Manhattan landscape. The 80-story building has more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities on offer, spanning four floors. Those amenities include a spa, 75-foot swimming pool, a full basketball court, a two-lane bowling alley, a squash court, and a 70-person movie theater.
(Extell Marketing)
One Manhattan Square apartments cityrealty

Designed by AA Studio | Built in 2018

28 Units | 11 Floors

287 East Houston architecture (AA Studio/ Hogg Holdings)
The façade of 287 East Houston Street, said to be inspired by Italian design trends, sports floor-to-ceiling windows and features blackened steel and black bricks. AA Studio is responsible for the design and Jeffrey Cole Architects was the architect of record. The 27-unit condo, developed by Vinci Partners and Hogg Holdings, has washer/dryer units in each apartment and heated flooring in the master baths. Amenities include a landscaped rooftop terrace, a bicycle room, a fitness center, and a part-time doorman.

Designed by GLUCK+ | Built in 2018

45 Units | 7 Floors

150 rivington street rendering (GLUCK+)
The building rises to 7 floors with 45 units and construction is expected to finish this year; it was developed by Cogswell Lee with a design by Gluck+. The exterior features a gleaming glass facade with alternating glass and opaque panels to provide a balance of light and privacy. Homes have spacious living and dining areas with wire brushed oak flooring and translucent sliding glass doors to create flexible living spaces. Building amenities include a bike room, fitness center, and a rooftop terrace with an outdoor kitchen and stunning city views.
150-Rivington-Street-03 (Compass)

Designed by Ogawa Depardon Architects | Built in 2008

9 Units | 11 Floors

30 Orchard Street (Sotheby's International Realty/ Ogawa Depardon Architects)
An expansion of this building in 2008 added several floors to produce an 11-story condominium with nine homes. It features a spiffy modernist facade designed by Ogawa Depardon Architects with stunning fenestration that combines wood window frames and corten steel. An elevator brings you to the full floor homes which have floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies or terraces. Convenient amenities include a virtual doorman, a package room and private storage.

No Available Listings

#2 closed for $2.11M this past March (Stribling)

Architect: nARCHITECTS | Built in 2005

5 Units | 7 Floors

The Switch Building’s lively, angled front façade designed by nARCHITECTS has awarded 106 Norfolk Street recognition by the American Institute of Architects and Lower East Side locals alike as the neighborhood’s newest landmark. Amenities such as bay windows, air conditioners, and balconies have been incorporated into the cladding for a unique look that creates subtle variations in shadows and reflections, not to mention enhances the full-floor apartments within. Additional features include state-of-the-art chef’s kitchens, home theater systems, in-unit washer/dryers, and abundant storage space.

Designed by INC Architecture & Design | Built in 2017

94 Units | 11 Floors

196 Orchard Street rendering (Magnum Real Estate Group)
In the case of 196 Orchard Street, some of what glitters is gold – hand-laid bricks in the façade are infused with gold dust, which will become more pronounced over time. Ismael Levya’s design pays tribute to historic Lower East Side architecture, but the apartments are rich in contemporary luxuries such as soaring ceilings, oversized windows, generous closet space, custom kitchens with Miele appliances, and luxe marble baths. The building is topped with a 4,200-square-foot landscaped roof deck, and residents will be eligible for a special discount at a flagship Equinox fitness center.

Featured Listing: #5K | 1 bed, 1 bath | $1.5M

(Douglas Elliman)

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