Foster + Partners to Design New Luxury Condominium
Scott Resnick has announced Foster + Partners as architects of 551 West 21st Street – a modern, 19-story luxury condominium overlooking the Hudson River. 551 West 21st Street features 44 graciously-scaled and richly-detailed residences, including three penthouses; it marries the timeless elegance and exceptional service of classic Park Avenue apartment buildings with the excitement and energy of West Chelsea. Construction of the fully-financed building is under way with anticipated occupancy in the summer of 2015.
551 West 21st Street’s robust, cast-concrete exterior frames expansive windows with warm metal surrounds that have been designed to enhance and reflect the location’s abundant western light. The building’s two-to-five bedroom residences spanning up to 6,400 square feet feature 11-foot ceiling heights and multiple exposures - most with private elevator access. Foster + Partners’ interior design features private landings and grand galleries, many with corner great rooms, windowed eat-in kitchens and separate dining rooms. The highest levels of craftsmanship and finishing are reflected in French herringbone floors and custom millwork and kitchens designed by Foster + Partners for Molteni. The three penthouses offer unobstructed, sweeping 360-degree views, 12-foot ceilings, wood-burning double-sided fireplaces, adjacent club rooms and libraries, and large private terraces or loggias. The uppermost penthouse includes a full rooftop terrace with an infinity pool. Apartments for guests and staff will also be available.
551 West 21st Street’s seamlessly integrated services and amenities merge with West Chelsea’s art galleries, restaurants, the High Line and Chelsea Piers to bring a new refinement to downtown living: the building’s discreet, private-drive court leads residents and guests to a cathedral-like double-height lobby illuminated by natural sunlight flowing through a prismatic glass wall -- the entirety of the entrance procession has been established to create the ultimate sense of privacy and security for residents and their guests. Mechanical areas have been raised to the second floor and concealed flood-preventing gates will protect the building in the event of a future storm surge.
Signature white-glove services will include a 24-hour doorman, porter, concierge, and valet parking. The building’s amenities also consist of state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, residents’ lounge, and a children’s play area.
551 West 21 Street will also be the new home of 303 Gallery, which will occupy the western portion of the first two floors and have a separate entrance.
Residential sales will begin October 2013 and will be offered exclusively through Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing.