By Carter B. Horsley
This attractive 17-story building at 330 East 57th Street has
a Mocha Crème limestone façade with broad large
reflective blue windows and dark blue-green spandrels that extend
slightly into the side limestone piers.
Cesidio del Rio of Madrid and
Arquitectonica are the architects and Francisco Rubio is the developer.
The building, which was completed
in 2008, is just to the east
of the limestone-clad apartment building at 322 West 57th Street,
which is one of the city's most luxurious with double-height living
The building has a setback
at the 15th floor.
There are 13 full-floor residences
and a duplex penthouse.
The apartments have 9-foot-six-inch-high
ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, three bedrooms, laundry rooms
with Whirlpool washers and dryers, maple flooring, and private
keyed elevator entry.
Kitchens have recessed overhead
lighting, under cabinet light, Pietra Cardosa granite countertops,
SubZero refrigerators, Miele cooktops and rangehoods, Viking ovens,
and GE Monogram wine coolers, dishwashers and microwaves. Master
bathrooms have Gascogne Blue polished marble walls and honed marble
floors and Kohler Whirlpool Tea for Two bathtubs.
The lobby has Burma teak wood
and marble and a concierge and there is a garden. The building
also has a club room and two roof terraces and private storage.
The building is close to the
entrance to the upper roadway of the Queensborough Bridge.