Selldorf Architects Designs Boutique Condo
The 26 residences went on the market in October.
Meaghan O'Neill -- Interior Design, 11/10/2006 12:00:00 AM
Located on the West Side of Manhattan on 19th Street between the High Line and the Hudson River, 520 West Chelsea, designed by Selldorf Architects, is the neighborhood’s newest luxury residential condominium. At the epicenter of New York's contemporary art scene, the 11-story boutique building is Selldorf’s first ground-up residential condominium. The firm designed both the exterior and interior spaces.
Appropriately, Selldorf is no stranger to the art scene, having designed numerous galleries, including Neue Galerie New York and David Zwirner Gallery; exhibition and studio spaces; museums; art foundations; and private residences of collectors. Selldorf Architects also created the new interior architecture for Philip Johnson's Urban Glass House, also in New York.
Developed by Bishopscourt Realty, the property offers 26 two-, three- and five-bedroom residences, ranging in size from 1,460 to 4,230 square feet. Priced from approximately $1.8 million to more than $9 million, condos hit the market last month.
The building’s glass facade features a midnight-blue glazed terracotta exterior and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Inside, a lobby with high terracotta columns, Venetian-plaster walls and terrazzo floors greets residents. Condo interiors will feature kitchens with Arclinea cabinets, honed Marmo Grabla marble countertops, and white Opus Romano glass tiles by Bisazza, and several high-end appliances and fixtures.
“It was our goal to commit to modern architecture and functional, well-proportioned space through clarity of distribution, deliberate rendering of light, elegant proportions, and integrity of the structure,” says Annabelle Selldorf, principal of Selldorf Architects, “while designing the homes with a buyer in mind."
Selldorf Architects’ current projects include new Abercrombie and Fitch stores in London and Los Angeles and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.