Condo Construction in Chelsea, N.Y. Creates Classic Artists’ Loft Features

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorNew York–A new residential condominium building, located at 456 West 19th St., in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, has officially launched sales. The architecture is inspired by the neighborhood’s classic industrial modern architecture, with a hand-laid black brick exterior and multi-paned steel windows reminiscent of the nearby Starrett-Lehigh Building. Architect and developer Cary Tamarkin designed the building.Drawing on the classic artists’ studio spaces of the early twentieth century, 456 West 19th St. will offer 22 duplex residences with custom-designed windows, double-height living rooms and open floor plans.The project offers one- to three-bedroom units, each with double-height ceilings. Four duplex penthouse apartments, which range from two- to three-bedrooms, feature six-ft.-wide fireplaces and private terraces. Prices for the condos start at $1.5 million, with penthouses priced from $6 million.The project is expected to be complete in 2009. 456 West 19th St is registered for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification with features such as air and water filtration systems and responsibly harvested 10-in. wide plank white oak flooring, will offer a 24-hour doorman, common landscaped garden, bicycle room, personal storage rooms, Verizon FiOS service and high-speed elevators.