September 22, 2021


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The Fitzroy Harkens of New York goes back to the jazz era

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Natural wood windows and moldings are a welcome rarity in an era when white trim work and floor-to-ceiling glass walls are ubiquitous in higher luxury condo developments across New York City. The purpose of the new 14-unit Art Deco-inspired boutique building fixtures in the vicinity of the rugged Chelsea in Manhattan is to bring prosperity to the jazz era.

At first glance, it may be wrong to think that the building is not a newly built Victorian factory, but a new foundation for its construction. Today’s skyline of Manhattan, the warm colors of Fitzgerald, prominent craftsmanship and an organic take on construction (natural ingredients – wood, copper, clay) are the treatment of today’s man-made towers instead of the order of magnitude. 500 unique types of hand-mesh terracotta blocks. The tiles relax the exterior of the building and give it a happily worn patina.

Fitzroy was designed by acclaimed architecture and design firm Roman & Williams, whose works include private residences at S Hotels in New York and New Orleans, The Standard Highline and Highline in New York, and Ben Steeler and Gwyneth Paltrow. The building’s location contributes to the premium price contribution of casual pet condos as opposed to the ever-popular High Line Parkway and near the development of Burdwan Hudson Yards. Of course, among the trendiest parts of Manhattan, old school elegance and bispoke craftsmanship come with a price. The remaining nine units ranged from just ৯ 5.9 million for 2,300-square feet to দ্ব 21 million for more than 4,500 square feet of full floor space, including four two-bedroom, 5.5 bathrooms and two private terraces.

Inside, the master baths with chevron patterned oak floors, 11-foot high ceilings and copper-soaked tubs are like stepping into a time machine – some people can hear DJs, birds and miles in the club around the corner. But a landscaped rooftop deck with a fitness center, climate-controlled storage bin, and a snooze outdoor kitchen will land you back in the day and jump into Marty McFly’s modified diolorion.

During the epidemic, New York’s high-priced luxury apartments have proven to be as popular as bikinis in the North Pole. Still, developers are hoping that once the epidemic ends and Gotham comes back to life, long-term applications for housing will find their way into the deeper pockets of buyers. “We assume that we are on the brink of a movement that is going to be a reaction to this [curtain wall buildings], To bring back a kind of craft that speaks to the human nature of architecture as opposed to the nature of machines and technology in architecture, “said Antonia Devine, project director and manager of JDS Development Group, who worked at Fitzroy. Let’s hope she’s OK.

The remaining units are being sold at Creatis International Real Estate through Meer Estate and Venture Team.

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