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471 Washington Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 471 Washington Street by Carter Horsley

The 10-story building at 471 Washington Street at Canal Street in TriBeca was designed by Ben Hansen for The Vella Group, which is headed by Zach Vella. The firm had acquired the project in 2010 for about $19 million. 

The very handsome building has 12 condominium apartments.

Bottom Line

This sharply angular and very impressive TriBeCa building has very attractive layouts close to the Manhattan entrance to the Holland Tunnel.


A June 29, 2011 item at by Pete Davies correctly described the building as “a smart blend of industrial hardiness and contemporary slickness.” 

The building has a low-rise element on Washington Street and its Canal Street section is topped with a penthouse with a large roof overhang.


The building has a doorman, key-locked elevator access, private storage, a package room and a roof deck.


Apartments have 11-foot-high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling Schuco glass with a remote shade system. 

The penthouse triplex has an outdoor swimming pool. 

Apartment 6 has a 19-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 14-foot-long angled gallery that leads to a 22-foot-long dining area with a 41-foot-long terrace and a 27-foot-long great room next to a 13-foot-long library.  The two bedroom unit also has a home office and a 21-foot-long kitchen with an island overlooking the terrace and a 14-foot-klong sun room with a balcony. 

Apartment 1A is a duplex with a 24-foot-long great room next to a 150footplong open ken and a large garden with a curved east wall on the lower level and two bedrooms and a 17-foot-long sun room with a balcony on the upper level. 

Apartment 1C is a triplex with a 26-foot-long storage area in the basement, a 270-foot-long great room and 20-foot-long open kitchen with an island and a large garden on the first floor and two bedrooms and a balcony on the second floor. 

Apartments A on the third, fourth and fifth floors are one-bedroom units with entry foyers that open on to 17-foot-long sun room with balconies in one direction and 29-foot-long great rooms with 14-foot-long open kitchens with islands in the other.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 32 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 25 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 21 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #45 Rated condo - Downtown
  • #16 Rated condo - Tribeca
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