New NY Condos Mirror Historic Metalwork

Toll Brothers City Living have started sales of their new condos.

By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor

New York—Toll Brothers City Living has kicked off sales for its 55 West 17th Street development, a condo project in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. The sales gallery is located at 15 West 18th Street on the eighth floor.

Located on West 17th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, the 19-story building offers 53 residences ranging from one- to four-bedrooms. Upper floor residences feature Manhattan views, and a duplex penthouse with a private terrace and outdoor swimming pool takes up the entirety of the building’s top floors.

Common amenities include full-time doorman and concierge service, a fitness center, children’s playroom, double height lounge with a billiards table, a screening room and bicycle storage. A common landscaped terrace on the building’s second floor features a gas grill and seating areas. Storage units and parking are available for purchase. The building also houses about 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail space on 17th street.

In a modern interpretation of the cast-iron metalwork of the Ladies Mile Historic District, the façade of 55 West 17th Street is made of handmade Danish brick, and the cornice, window frames and entrance details are bronze architectural metal. The lobby floor showcases a geometric floral design, which is a scaled translation of the pattern surrounding the grand staircase at Paris’s Opera house, Palais Garnier.

Average prices at 55 West 17th Street in Chelsea are about $2,200 per square foot. That’s actually somewhat less than the average for new condos in Manhattan, which is currently $2,663 per square foot, according to Halstead Property Development Market’s latest quarterly report.

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