Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Chelsea Mercantile at 252 Seventh Avenue

Built in 1908 the Chelsea Mercantile was a ‘woolens building’ where fabric was manufactured. Later becoming the Veterens Administration Building’ post World War II, it is now the beautiful and grand prestigious Condominium ‘The Chelsea Mercantile.’

The original buildings, four in total, make up the Mercantile structure on Seventh Avenue, 24th and 25th Street. These buildings originally housed a clothing mail order house for women and men called The National Cloak and Suit Company. Known simply as “The National”, it was the of its day for clothes. Customers would mail in order forms, the garments were then produced by huge on-site sewing machines, packaged on another floor and then shipped out at the loading dock – all under one roof. Upon entering the building, you will note the dramatic early 20th century limestone facade and beautifully appointed Moroccan tile underneath the rotunda.

The building boasts a grand lobby keeping the pre war feeling as you enter engaging rich colors and timely mosaic décor in the terrazzo flooring.

Full time doorman, concierge, valet service for cleaning, storage, beautiful gym, childrens’ playroom and 10,000 sf landscaped roofdeck with views of this magnificent city all the way down to the Statue of Liberty!

A public parking garage that can be accessed from within the lobby.

Whole Foods Supermarket is right downstairs in the ground level and is open from 8am to 11pm 7 days a week.

The building is meticulously maintained and managed by Rose Associates.

Transportation is right downstairs as the M20 Seventh avenue bus stops right in front of the building. You are also 1 block from the M23 crosstown bus and the 1/9 train as well. The E/C trains are one block west to 8th avenue and the F/V train are one block east to 6th Avenue.

A 10 minute walk will take you to the West Chelsea Galleries and Chelsea Piers.

100 Eleventh Avenue

The new development offers 72 one to four bedroom residences with true floor-to-ceiling windows, and select residences offering loggias, terraces and balconies. Jean Nouvel’s total-design approach is exemplified in both the kitchens and baths of the residences. Kitchens feature Nouvel custom-designed terrazzo islands with built-in mobile units allowing for the utmost in flexibility in meal preparation, while the baths use highly engineered, sleek touch-sensitive fixtures designed by Nouvel for Jado.

Chelsea Stratus at 101 West 24th Street

Plans for the 37-story building include 5,200 square feet of shared amenities: A fitness center, media lounge, dining area and kitchen. A large outdoor recreation area will adjoin the indoor amenity center, with an additional outdoor area on the roof. The ground floor will combine a residential lobby and 16,000 square feet of space for office or retail uses. Below-ground storage for residents includes a wine cellar.

LCOR’s new building will offer 199 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences of up to 2,000 square feet. All units will have ceilings at least nine-and-a-half feet high, with gourmet kitchens and luxurious bathrooms with colored glass, stone and premium fixtures.

Chelsea Enclave at 177 9th Avenue

Chelsea Enclave, developed by The Brodsky Organization, and designed by Polshek Partnership Architects, features 53 naturally luxurious layouts with classic proportions and interiors by Alan Wanzenberg Architects. Located between 20th and 21st streets on Ninth Avenue, Chelsea Enclave marries exceptional design and new construction with one of the most charming and peaceful settings in all of Manhattan. Adjoining the eastern edge of the General Theological Seminary, the oldest continuously operating seminary in the United States, Chelsea Enclave blends seamlessly with the Seminary’s striking, Gothic Revival buildings. The Seminary buildings, some of Chelsea’s earliest historic structures, encircle “The Close” – a block long enclosed garden filled with expansive lawns and mature trees. The one to four bedroom residences share this tucked-away block of open green space, offering residents outstanding views and access to this serene, cloister-like park.

The Caledonia at 450 West 17th Street

Welcome to The Caledonia, the first luxury residential building in West Chelsea built along The High Line, New York’s most unique and exciting urban park. Located at 450 West 17th Street, The Caledonia brings the perfect balance of energy and serenity to the middle of Manhattan’s hippest and hottest neighborhoods, West Chelsea and the Meatpacking District.

Using materials and textures inspired by nature and the city, The Caledonia’s luxury residences provide a soothing sequence of sensual zen-like experiences, from rustling bamboo trees in the lush open air garden to the trickle of water cascading into the lobby’s stone reflecting pool.

The Caledonia is the first Manhattan luxury residential building to combine the inspired elegance of Clodagh Design with the incomparable luxury of an on-site Equinox Fitness Club and Spa.

Loft 25 at 420 West 25th Street

420 West 25th Street defines Chelsea loft living. This pre-war ink Press building offers soaring ceiling heights up to 14 feet, with lofty open floor plans, custom state-of-the-art Italian kitchens and bathrooms by Schiffini and Nobili Spa. The building has a 24-hour doorman, lobby with adjacent double-height lounge, rear garden courtyard with reflecting pool, screening/conference room, gym, landscaped roof deck with river views, sunning and entertaining facilities and private storage rooms in cellar. Experience the loft living you’ve always wanted , with one bedrooms starting at $950,000.

Chelsea Modern at 447 West 18th Street

This award-winning, 12 story, 47 unit boutique development lies in the heart of Manhattan’s sizzling West Chelsea neighborhood. Chelsea Modern is located on West 18th Street just east of Tenth Avenue and the highly anticipated Highline Park.

Chelsea Modern is the winner of two distinct and prestigious awards from the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) and the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) for excellence in design and architecture. The façade of this AIA award-winning building is divided into five horizontal glass bands that zig-zag along the face of the property. This signature detail consists of a blue tinted curtain wall interspersed with a pattern of highly designed and unprecedented clear glass operable windows that project out horizontally.

The Grand Chelsea at 270 West 17th Street

Located at the south east corner of 17th Street and 8th Avenue, this condominium is just one block from the A, C, E trains that connect to other various subway
transportation. All shopping, dining and entertainment is steps from your door. This centrally located Chelsea neighborhood building is comprised of 21 floors with 156 apartments that range from studios to 2 bedrooms and penthouses. Most apartments have balconies or outdoor space. Stunning uptown & downtown open views. Apartments typically have open, pass through kitchens, large bathrooms, wood floors & a modern individually controlled HVAC system per room. Large beautifully appointed lobby with full time doorman, porter, super. Central laundry is located on the second floor with access to the south facing roof deck. Pet friendly. 90% financing allowed.

Metal Shutter Houses at 524 West 19th Street

Known for his “poetic” architectural style, Shigeru Ban has tailored what could be characterized as contextual invention to this unique 11 story structure. Each of the floor through duplexes, ranging in size from 1,950 to over 3,300 square feet, offer a double height loggia with electronically controlled Shigeru Ban designed perforated metal shutters. The 20’ upwardly pivoting glass walls open the double height living space completely, thus blurring the boundary between the inside and outside. Low-profile warehouse buildings throughout the neighborhood allow for long city views, including the Empire State building, from each floor of the three and four bedroom homes.
Amenities include a 24 hour doorman with concierge services.

555 West 23rd Street

555 West 23rd Street is a Luxury Doorman Condominium built in 2006. Sizes of apartments range from Studios to 2BRs to Penthouses. The Building offers almost every amenity: 12,000 SF Sundeck wiht Fountains and Reflecting Pond, Health Club, Residents Lounge, Garage, Hotel-Type Concierge, In House Valet, Doorman and Front Desk Reception, On-Site Management. Apartments have Gourmet Granite, Stinless and Cayenne Maple Cabinetry. Baths have Rainfall Showers, Expresso Wood Vanities, Marble, Granite and Porcelain Tile. Larger 1BRs and up have Washer Dryers in the Units, All units have Wall Safes. Luxurious Lobby with Waterfall Feature and Designer Lighting, Flowered Gardens and Atrium Entrance. Located in the Heart of the West Chelsea Gallery District Steps from Chelsea Cove Park (2009) and the New High Line Park.