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53 West 53 Debuts Wellness Center; Canopy Brings Penthouse Living to Wine Country

Sep 2, 2021 | By: LX Collection

53 West 53 Unveils Jean Nouvel-Designed Wellness Center

As health-centric amenities take center stage, 53 West 53 has unveiled its 15,000-square-foot Wellness Center designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. The center features amenities curated and managed by The Wright Fit, including classes and programs designed specifically for residents. Located on the tower’s 12th floor, the center incorporates a full gym, high- and low-energy fitness studios, a squash court, a golf simulator, men’s and women’s locker rooms and saunas, and a spa treatment room. The center also features a 65-foot lap pool, a cold plunge pool, and a hot tub. Through a first-of-its-kind partnership in the United States with Bulgari, the Wellness Center features the brand’s luxe bath and shower products.

In California Wine Country, a Rare Condo Building Surrounded by Redwoods

Sonoma County is poised to get a rare 39-residence condominium building that will offer buyers indoor-outdoor living in the shade of a redwood grove. Canopy, as the building will be known, is part of the 9.6-acre, $500 million Mill District development and is expected to be move-in ready in the fall of 2023, Mansion Global reports. Olson Kundig is behind the design for the building, which will include five penthouses, eight Garden Homes laid out like single-family residences, and 26 single-level flats ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. The largest penthouse will offer 6,037 square feet of living space and is priced at $7.95 million.

Checking In on One Sydney Harbour

Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and home to the record-breaking $140 million penthouse ($103.4 million, at time of publishing), One Sydney Harbour continues to delight prospective buyers with its world-class architecture and top-of-the-line finishes. Luxuo took stock of what is happening with the three-building development: As of early 2020, 85 percent of condominiums in Residences One were sold, with Residences Two now offering its penthouse collection of two Skyhomes accessible through a private lobby. 

“We wanted to create two unique, world-class homes in the sky that capture the essence of living high above Sydney Harbour,” said Daniel Goldberg, founder and creative director of interior architecture firm State of Craft. “The experience of being in the Skyhomes was inspired by life on board private yachts with their seamless transition from inside to outside spaces, and the feeling of freedom and elegant comfort.” One Sydney Harbour is expected to be complete by 2025, with its three towers bringing 801 homes to Barangaroo South.

Venice Will Charge Day-Trip Entrance Fees Come 2022

To combat the untenable number of tourists passing daily through the Italian city, Venice will institute day-trip entrance fees and require advance bookings come 2022, according to La Stampa. In covering the news, Smithsonian reports that lawmakers finally approved the measure after years in the works and a delay brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. As it stands, day-trippers will be required to make advance reservations and pay a fee of 3 euros to 10 euros (about $3.54 to $11.80) depending on the time of year and how many visitors the town of 50,000 anticipates on a given day. Bloomberg reports that the costs will not apply to visitors who book stays in local hotels, children under 6, or city residents and their relatives.