A restored Gilded Age icon occupying a block of prime Upper West Side real estate, The Astor offers the opportunity to inhabit a piece of New York history. Stepping inside is like stepping back into time—to when this stretch of Broadway was still relatively undeveloped, and everything felt taller, larger, and grander. Spaces existed, says design lead Aaron Dussair of Pembrooke & Ives, “that would be difficult to conceive of today.” When you combine these classic proportions and original details with, say, high-speed Wi-Fi and Miele appliances, you have something truly unique.
Upper West Side, New York
96+Broadway is named for its location—but the location isn’t the only draw for this new-build tower designed by celebrated Danish architect Thomas Juul-Hansen. Yes, the Upper West Side is the cultural heart of New York, home to Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, and the American Museum of Natural History (to name a few), and also one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. With Central Park to the east and Riverside Park to the west and tree-lined streets in between, residents will have no shortage of access to nature. But the charms of the building itself give the surrounding environs fierce competition. From its timeless design to its wow-worthy amenities (including a saltwater lap pool, squash court, and music studio) and spectacular vistas, 96+Broadway is redefining what it means to live in this historic neighborhood.
Upper West Side, New York
Robert A.M. Stern: The Architectural Firm Melding Past with Present
The practitioners at Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) are cover stars of Architectural Digest many times over and the visionaries behind some of the world's most striking and critically acclaimed residential developments. At the heart of the esteemed firm’s mantra is iconic, forward-looking design, twinned with a tangible appreciation for the past.
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Located in the historic home of Puck, one of America’s most important (and irreverent) publications, at the intersection of some of Manhattan’s chicest neighborhoods, the Puck Penthouses are a collection of six of the city’s most exclusive accommodations, all with sweeping views of the Downtown skyline. Designed by Jose Ramirez, the sprawling homes combine original details (exposed beams and columns and barrel-vaulted brick ceilings) with unrivaled fixtures and finishes, from the custom hardware, artisan stonework, and mahogany casement windows to the La Cornue ranges and Urban Archaeology bathtubs. “The goal was to create penthouses that embodied a precise blend of elegance, modernity, industrial feel, comfort, and luxury,” Ramirez says.
Puck Building – 293 Lafayette Street
Nolita, New York
Located in Brooklyn’s charismatic Vinegar Hill neighborhood, 288 Water Street is an ultraboutique five-story building composed of just eight condominium residences, offered in three- and four-bedroom configurations. Designed and developed by EDRE, 288 Water Street embraces a minimalist aesthetic that is inspired by Japanese ideals of balance, grace, simplicity, and relationship to nature. With no more than two residences on each floor and each home featuring its own private outdoor space and Japanese Zen garden, the building conveniently offers privacy and serenity all in one.
288 Water Vinegar Hill
Vinegar Hill, New York
Located on the corner of Prospect Park and Brooklyn’s historic Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, One Prospect Park West is home to 64 luxury residences within a former Knights of Columbus clubhouse dating back to 1925. Developer Sugar Hill Capital Partners helmed the transformation of the Classic Revival-style building, tapping Brooklyn-based AD100 design studio Workstead to meticulously craft the interiors and architecture firm ODA to envision the landscaped private rooftop meadow that overlooks Manhattan and Prospect Park.
One Prospect Park West
Park Slope, New York
Located just off a coveted section of Park Avenue and a few blocks from Central Park, 109 East 79 seamlessly blends classic Upper East Side charm with a modern aesthetic. Designed by Steven Harris Architects, the building integrates the work of various artisans for a cohesive mix of materials, details, artwork, and style that accentuates the understated layout. With inspiration from various design movements—including art deco, Bauhaus, midcentury modern, and international—109 East 79 presents a balanced blend of styles while reflecting the character of the neighborhood.