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These Historic Buildings Are Now 5-Star New York Residences
August 9th, 2019
The Belnord is an iconic Upper West Side landmark that occupies an entire city block bounded by West 86th and 87th Streets, Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the world-renowned architecture firm is overseeing the restoration of the original architecture and re-imagining the interiors for the residences. The Belnord is one of the greatest turn-of-the-century residential buildings, originally constructed in 1908 and designed by famed architecture firm Hiss & Weekes. The property’s new design will feature 95 residences, ranging from two- to five-bedrooms, situated across 14 floors. In addition, 9,000 square feet of state-of-the-art amenities will be incorporated into the building, and many of The Belnord’s hallmarks — including the courtyard and the exterior architecture are being restored to their original grandeur and updated.
The Upper West Side’s oldest buildings are posh once more
July 25th, 2019
When the Gilded Age began in the 1870s, New York City was on the cusp of a new era. There were no subways, people still drove horse-drawn carriages, the Upper West Side was farmland — and modern apartments didn’t yet exist.Just a few decades later, everything had changed: mass transit whisked riders around, opening up all of Manhattan to development, and luxury apartment buildings began to spring up across the Upper West Side. It didn’t take long for New Yorkers to embrace their conveniences.While many of these grand Gilded Age residences fell on hard times after World War II, today many are being returned to their original glory via condo conversions that add modern amenities and amp up their existing old-school refinement.
ASH NYC Meticulously Staged This Penthouse for the Type A New Yorker
July 23rd, 2019
Alongside project manager Leah Wu, the duo put that approach to work in Penthouse A at 88 & 90 Lex, a new condo conversion that blends a classic prewar structure with a modernist interior. The interior architecture for the space was spearheaded by New York firm Workshop/APD, who oversaw the building's design. AD PRO spoke to Bowen about how he created the layered, shaped look in the penthouse without touching the framework.
The Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World
July 18th, 2019
“True pioneers in wellness,” as one reader described it, Six Senses delivers innovative treatments, best-in-class amenities, and dining experiences that are as indulgent as they are health-conscious. All of these aspects work in concert to help guests of all ages develop more mindful habits. Also impressive is what another reader touts as the brand’s “incredible commitment to sustainability.” There’s even a designated vice president who oversees initiatives devoted to that purpose, including replacing plastic water bottles with recyclable glass ones at all of the brand’s 17 properties. But perhaps what makes Six Senses’ diverse portfolio so consistently popular among T+L readers is what one fan described as “true emotional hospitality” — the kind of gracious, intuitive service that leaves each guest feeling special and seen.
ART, DESIGN AND LUXURY IN A PILOT FLAT
July 17th, 2019
The Bryant is the most recent David Chipperfield building in Manhattan that is about to be completed, but from which we have already been able to know we have already completely fallen in love with its design and furniture. To decorate this luxurious two-bedroom apartment, Standard Arts curators selected furniture and artwork from the Objects of Common Interest studio. Throughout the 129 square meters we can find furniture and decorative items from different contemporary artists based in the United States, such as Anne Deleporte, Ana Lucia Cano, GT Pellizzi, Gustavo Prado or Sei Smith. The careful architectural design (with a facade covered with terrazzo panels) and, of course, the sophisticated interior design of David Chipperfield, is the ideal backdrop for this exhibition of works of art and contemporary design, curated through an unconventional approach.
11 Luxury Pre-War Hotels and Apartments of the Upper West Side
July 15th, 2019
It’s hard to imagine today that people had to be lured to settle on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but such was the case at the turn of the 20th century when the first New York City subway line opened. The Interborough Rapid Transit Line (IRT) started at City Hall, with the most epic of subway stations (now closed off to the public except on official Transit Museum tours). The Astors and other enterprising investors owned the land uptown, purchased in a speculative property boom. Now, the question was how to brand the area. No longer just for bachelors, apartment living was made luxurious and drew wealthy New York families out of their single family homes downtown and into apartments uptown. This change in not only location but also in lifestyle was often a hard sell, so the apartments had to be decked out in the latest modern amenities and features that single family homes couldn’t offer. The speculative investments paid off and many luxurious apartments of the Pre-War era are still some of the most coveted New York City addresses. Check out some of the oldest and most luxurious apartments and hotels of the Upper West Side:
Take a look inside the pair of twisting glass towers in NYC that's drawing attention from international billionaire buyers, from Jeff Bezos to New Zealand's richest person
June 11th, 2019
A set of luxury twisting towers in New York City is drawing the attention of billionaire buyers, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and New Zealand's richest man. The XI — "The Eleventh" — is a double-tower development that spans an entire city block in Chelsea, on Manhattan's west side. It will include 236 luxury residences and the first US location of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.Jeff Bezos reportedly considered a penthouse in the XI before dropping about $80 million on a spread near Madison Square Park, The Wall Street Journal reported.
New Zealand Billionaire Inks Deal for $34 Million New York Penthouse
June 5th, 2019
Billionaire Graeme Hart has inked a contract to buy a $34 million penthouse in New York’s West Chelsea neighborhood, according to people familiar with the deal.The unit is 5,783 square feet, consuming half a floor, with five bedrooms and another 322 square feet of outdoor space.
Architect behind One Vanderbilt snags $5M condominium a few blocks away
June 5th, 2019
James and Alison von Klemperer picked up a 1,650-square-foot sponsor unit at HFZ Capital Group‘s 16 West 40th Street for $4.85 million, property records filed Wednesday show. The deal prices out to about $2,939 per square foot.