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Picks include celebrity favorites like 30 Park Place, 257 East 57th Street, and D'Orsay. Picks include celebrity favorites like 30 Park Place, 257 East 57th Street, and D'Orsay.
New York City is otherworldly. Every day, another starchitect building reaches for the stars and, at the same time, is perfectly designed to meet the needs of our earthly stars. There will never be a shortage of celebrity-level homes in New York City but the issue is which of the many to choose from in our glitzy urban galaxy. CityRealty put together a list of glamour buildings fit for the star life.

The Model

Downtown is undeniably hip. The neighborhood is filled with some of the hottest restaurants to see and be seen and luxury retail offerings, in addition to the natural and built beauty all around. Gorgeous models fit right in.
252 East 57th Street's porte-cochere (Stribling)
30 Park Place, the Four Seasons Private Residences, is Downtown's tallest condominium tower. With 157 residences, the building is located in Tribeca on the corner of Park Place and Church Street and is just steps away from both Vogue and Conde Nast's offices. 30 Park Place is perfect for celebrities with its five-star, white glove Four-Seasons service. And buyers can be neighbors with Yolanda Hadid, Matthew Perry, Priyanka Chopra and more.

19 Dutch is a model’s dream come true. With the 24-hour attended front lobby, onsite concierge, and inspiring views, 19 Dutch’s tall sleek silhouette with calming Dutch-influenced interiors perfectly blend the gorgeously hip and insatiably cool, perfect for the model’s life.

Anchoring the eastern corridor of Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row, 252 East 57th Street is a 65-story ultra-luxury condominium designed by internationally recognized architectural firm SOM. Perfect for those who want their homes paparazzi-proof—including Steve Madden who lives in the building—residents and their guests can enter through a private, gated interior porte-cochère with New York City’s largest residents-only automated parking garage that comes complete with electric car charging stations.
30 Park Place (Robert A.M. Stern Architects)
19 Dutch (Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel)
252 East 57th Street (SOM)

The Influencer

NoHo’s 40 Bleecker is the first-ever residential building from designer-to-the-stars Ryan Korban, with his trademark over-the-top touches and mix of styles. Known for his work with Balenciaga, Accquazurra, Kanye West, model Jessica Stam and more, Korban's design aesthetic is "Uptown Meets Brutalism" with everything in the 61 residences custom made. The interiors have also been designed to be “selfie-friendly.” With his connections to the fashion world, he partnered with Schwinghammer to backlight every room, including the bathroom, with the intention to look great anywhere. The building’s launch party attracted UK supermodel Jourdan Dunn, actress Zoe Kravitz, and designer Brandon Maxwell (former stylist to Lady Gaga), and was covered by Vogue.
40 Bleecker (Douglas Elliman)
Interiors in 40 Bleecker are all backlit
For the jet-setting Instagrammer who wants to seem like they're visiting a tropical destination year-round, there’s Jardim. Jardim is the first U.S. residential development by Isay Weinfeld, the world-renowned Brazilian architect and interior designer known for his hotels and high-end homes, including the glitzy Fasano Hotels and the just-opened reincarnation of New York’s iconic Four Seasons Restaurant. The Portuguese word for garden—Jardim—is a fitting name for this plant-filled property, which boasts an ultra-private urban park that envelops the property. There is also a skylit swimming pool and a block-long private tunnel that acts as a paparazzi-proof porte-cochère.

ALTA LIC is the ideal place to hang your (Supreme) hat. The 43-story tower offers one of the most dramatic and stylish amenities offerings in all of Long Island City. Designed by celebrated architect Andre Kikoski, whose recent works include The Wright restaurant in the Guggenheim Museum, these amenities span multiple floors dedicated to wellness and entertainment, including a landscaped outdoor deck with a movie screen for reclining and dining, a 43rd-floor lounge with a dramatic fireplace, a landscaped roof terrace with panoramic views, and a 10,000-square-foot wellness center with a skylit indoor pool—so you can snap poolside selfies year round.

Brooklyn Point is a luxury residential skyscraper located in Downtown Brooklyn will be home to the highest infinity pool in the Western Hemisphere—making it any Influencer's ultimate dream home. The jaw-dropping infinity pool will be framed by epic, sweeping views of the world's most iconic skyline, perfect for snapping brag-worthy content from your very own roof!
Brooklyn Point's jaw-dropping infinity pool in Downtown Brooklyn (Extell)

The Artist

Perfect for art enthusiasts, 180 East 88th Street's expansive residences are outfitted with a special picture rail system similar to what is used in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The rail system makes the installation and display of large paintings and photographs incredibly simple yet elegant. Large nine-foot-tall tilt-turn windows have also been intentionally spaced so that there are large swaths of white walls between them, acting as discrete spaces to hang art. In addition to its art-centric residences, 180 East 88th Street’s lobby will add a daily dose of art appreciation to residents’ days with its custom wall installation created by master German plaster artisan Jan Hooss. The one-of-a-kind piece pays homage to the plaster and stucco that was prevalent in Upper East Side architecture at the turn of the 20th century and fuses a rococo design with a whimsically modern aesthetic.
180 East 88th Street's lobby (Corcoran)
242 Broome, the first condominium within the highly-anticipated Essex Crossing development on the Lower East Side which is known for its edgy art scene packed with exhibits, museums and galleries galore. As the new home of the International Center of Photography (ICP), 242 Broome is offering its buyers a complimentary, one-year ICP membership, which includes free admission to the ICP Museum and discounts and special incentives for ICP courses, workshops, lectures, and public programs. Residents will also enjoy members-only exhibition openings, events, and private curatorial walk-throughs, among other perks.

100 East 53rd Street, Aby Rosen's soaring new midtown tower, offers a specialized collection of 15 massive loft residences that were designed for the purpose of displaying artwork. In fact, the residences are so ideal for art collectors that Mr. Rosen (who is one of the biggest art collectors in the country) has modeled one of them—a 4,607-square-foot two-bedroom—solely with his own art, including works by Urs Fischer, Jonas Wood, Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol.
Residence 6C in One Hundred East Fifty Third Street
Lobby (Photos via Compass)

The Athlete

Since the Knicks and Nets have been slightly disappointing as of late, perhaps amenity-rich Madison Square Park Tower can lure some talent to our hurting teams. The tallest residential building between Midtown and Lower Manhattan boasts five full floors of luxurious amenities designed by the preeminent London-based hospitality designer, Martin Brudnizki. Brudnizki is known for his work on high-profile hotels and private clubs, including the decadent redesign of Annabel’s in London and the Soho Beach House in Miami Beach. Among the amenities offered, the basketball court, fitness center, private training room, and a sports simulator room are sure to speak to any professional athlete.

Waterline Square, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, has more than 100,000 square feet of best-in-class sports, leisure, and lifestyle amenities, the offering at Waterline Square will be one of the largest and most compelling in New York City. Perfect for any star athlete and sports enthusiast, the Waterline Club boasts an indoor tennis court, soccer field, full court basketball court, skate park, two pools, and so much more.
Waterline Square basketball court (Photos via Corcoran)
Tennis court
Swimming pool
88&90 Lexington blends a classic pre-war building with a contemporary post-war building in the heart of NoMad, one of Manhattan’s most exciting neighborhoods. The building boasts over 8,000 square feet of amenities geared towards wellness and leisure that are ideal for the professional athlete, such as a 60-foot indoor swimming pool and an expansive fitness center with the latest cardio machines, free weights, and private studios for yoga or personal training.

Park and Shore is the perfect home for pro-athletes of all kinds. Pro-swimmers can train like Michael Phelps in the windowed Olympic-size swimming pool, and the recover like all gold medalists in the accompanying teak-lined spa featuring Hammam-style steam rooms and saunas. Those more in favor of the land, and golf specifically, will enjoy perfecting their swing on rainy days in a room outfitted with a golf simulator. On sunny days, aficionados of the sport can hone their skills on the private outdoor putting green while taking in Manhattan views. Rounding out its fitness offerings, residents at Park and Shore can firm up their fitness in the on-site state-of-the-art gym with yoga studio, as well as enjoy prime access to Newport Green, which is just outside the development and is the largest public park in Jersey City.

The Actor

Designed by Jacques Garcia and Hill West Architects, the d’Orsay is the perfect oasis for star-studded actors. From its proximity to NYC’s most sought-after neighborhoods–Meatpacking District, West Village, and Chelsea–to its amenities, including a full-time doorman and concierge, a roof-level garden with city views, and a spa complete with a plunge pool, treatment room, and steam room, it’s no wonder actors (including Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson) are rushing to lock down a home in the new development.

Located in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, the luxury rental 525 West 52nd Street is the perfect spot for the Broadway star who is constantly commuting to and from the theater for shows and rehearsals. For their days off, these social Broadway stars can enjoy programming by LIVunLtd such as sunset rooftop happy hours, day trips upstate, film series in the screening room, book club in the library and more.
D'Orsay exterior
Roof deck (Photos via Corcoran)

The Starchitect

Starchitects can't just work all the time, they have to live somewhere. Hudson Square is known as an epicenter for creative minds and many architecture and design firms have settled in this neighborhood taking up shop in the area’s myriad of former printing houses that are sprinkled throughout. For architects looking for a short commute, 70 Charlton, a new two-tower development steps away from the main throughways that house their offices.

30 Warren is an ultra-modern, boutique condominium that is being designed by the Parisian firm Post-Office Architectes. It is pioneering a new form of custom-crafted architectural concrete for its facade, which is sure to attract architects itching to reside in a building spearheading a new design aesthetic. 30 Warren also happens to be surrounded by some of New York City's most historic and beautiful loft buildings as well as iconic new towers, including 56 Leonard, 30 Park Place and One World Trade, making it the ideal home for architects hoping to spend their days and nights admiring some of the City's most incredible architecture.
Located on the waterfront in Brooklyn Heights at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Quay Tower unveils unobstructed views of Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn, offering an architect the perfect place to admire and observe the ever-evolving architecture of the city. Whether its from the rooftop lounge boasting 360-degree views or the comfort of their own residence, they can observe all of New York City's major icons and have a front-row seat to the progress of new ones under construction. Architects in search of inspiration can take in spectacular views from FiDi up to the rising towers of Long Island City, while enjoying masterful industrial-inspired architecture by ODA's Eran Chen.
70 Charlton
30 Warren
Quay Tower
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Contributing Writer Michelle Sinclair Colman Michelle writes children's books and also writes articles about architecture, design and real estate. Those two passions came together in Michelle's first children's book, "Urban Babies Wear Black." Michelle has a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and a Master's degree in the Cities Program from the London School of Economics.