New Apartments Benefitting from High Line Location
- Jul 08, 2014
New York—Manhattan’s High Line, the linear park famed for spurring development and leasing in its general vicinity in the five years since the first phase opened, still seems to be working its magic. According to Related Rentals and Abington Properties, in the three months since they kicked off leasing at the 312-unit Abington House, an apartment property on the High Line, the building is already more than half leased.
“The High Line has played a major role in reinventing the West Side of Manhattan and is an attractive neighborhood amenity,” Related’s Daria Salusbury tells MHN. Being able to bring a little bit of the countryside to the hustle and bustle of the city has definitely been a plus in our leasing efforts.”
Located in West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, Abington House was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. It’s a 33-story brick and steel building offering views of the High Line, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Studios start at about $3,700 a month, while one bedrooms start at about $4,700, and two bedrooms at about $7,650 a month.
The property is directly adjacent to the High Line Park, and not far from the soon-to-open Whitney Museum, as well as other cultural amenities. Common amenities in the building include three landscaped terraces that directly overlook the High Line, as well as an upper-level sun terrace. “Dog City,” a concept in urban dog care, will offer on-site training, grooming, walking services and scheduled play dates.
A landscaped courtyard off 29th Street is framed by the High Line. Designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, it provides an entrance to the building’s lobby. Among other plants, the courtyard features a large Katsura tree, dawn redwoods, larch, redbud, dogwood, fragrant sumac and willow oak trees, plus wild grasses and mountain pine shrubs—an unusual array of flora for Manhattan. The courtyard also offers drop-off for residents and access to the building’s garage.
All Abington House units feature oak floors, walnut cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and in-residence washers and dryers. Abington House is designed to meet LEED Gold standards, will offer green cleaning services and a smoke-free environment.