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108 Leonard

Tribeca, New York

108 Leonard St, New York, NY 10013, USA

Originally designed by McKim, Mead & White (the “it” architecture firm in 1898, when the building was completed), this converted neoclassical landmark knows how to make an entrance. Its elaborate marble facade, complete with lion heads and crowning clock tower, is proof that sometimes more is more. This theme continues in the double-height lobby, which continues to evoke the Gilded Age with its pair of grand marble staircases, coffered ceilings supported by Corinthian columns, and ornate chandeliers. It’s not all over-the-top grandeur, however. Residences by Jeffrey Beers are a restrained counterpoint to the lavish exteriors, and the amenities, which include a subterranean motor court (for a more discreet entrance), a 75-foot lap pool, and rooftop gardens, were designed to offer a serene escape.

Developed By C3GB with development managed by Elad Group

Broker

Douglas Elliman Development Marketing
Modern renaissance grand entrance to 108 Leonard condominiums New York City at night with lights illuminating the door. Photo Credit: DBOX

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About 108 Leonard

When restoration began on the architectural landmark previously known as the “Clock Tower Building,” it was buried under scaffolding and in a state of disrepair. But it was once the grandiose headquarters of the New York Life Insurance Company, designed by the starchitects of the day. And, thanks to the efforts of Howard L. Zimmerman Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle, it has been returned to its previous splendor. From the outside, the Italian Renaissance Revival facade appears almost exactly as it was initially conceived. And while some of the interiors will be relocated, the goal is preservation.

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Unit Types
1-4 Bedroom Residences
Luxury Units
Penthouse
Year Built
1899

Known for cobblestone streets and waterfront views, Tribeca was once part of a parcel of land given by Queen Anne of England to Trinity Church. Today, the neighborhood, named for its location in the “Triangle Below Canal Street,” is quiet and inviting, with a restaurant scene that includes local institutions like The Odeon and Bubby’s, and ample outdoor space in the Hudson River Park and Washington Market Park. Off the beaten path, the petite Mmuseumm displays objects that tell the story of life today. Every summer, the Tribeca Film Festival draws filmmakers, actors, and artists to the neighborhood.

A landmark building that has been transformed into a luxury condominium development, 108 Leonard pays homage to the past while firmly thriving in the present. In other words, the 152 residences, including 11 penthouse apartments, marry classic details with all the modern conveniences. Crown moldings, chevron-patterned oak floors, soaring ceilings, and arched windows provide the backdrop for kitchens outfitted with Scavolini cabinets and Miele appliances and master bathrooms with black Calacatta marble accent walls. The penthouses, some with fireplaces or sprawling terraces, feature even more generous proportions and even loftier ceilings.

It might seem counterintuitive for a building as outspoken as 108 Leonard, but one of the main draws is the privacy afforded its residents. In addition to the grand main lobby, there are two additional entrances for less conspicuous arrivals and departures, the expansive 2,200-square-foot fitness center has private training rooms, and the rooftop gardens have cabanas for those looking for a retreat. Other noteworthy offerings include a 75-foot lap pool and a wine cellar with a private dining room.

  • 24hr Doorman
  • Children's Playroom
  • Cold Storage
  • Concierge
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • On-Site Parking
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Outdoor Space
  • Porte-Cochère
  • Private Dining
  • Sauna
  • Screening Room
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Valet Parking
  • Wine Storage
  • Yoga Studio

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