By Carter B. Horsley
This 12-story residential condominium
building at 163 West 18th Street was developed by the Angel Group
and designed by Karl Fischer.
It is notable for its unusual
massing that takes advantage of the city's zoning for dormers
and by its charcoal gray matte terracotta facade highlighted by
gray-tited glass and silver-olored "window walls."
The building has 29 apartments.
According to Mr. Fischer, the
city's zoning allows dormers to be used in setbacks over the top
of a street wall and he took advantage of the regulation to increase
his floor area above the setback while also extending its angled
side rakishly downward across the building's base where it protrudes
about two feet to create angled bay windows.
The building has three blaconies
and a central location in Chelsea where Mr. Fischer also designed
the Chelsea Club condominium building at 438 West 19th Street.
He was the architect also for the conversion of the former American
Tract Society Building at 150 Nassau Street and for numerous projects
Andres Escobar was the interior
designer for this project.
The building has a fitness
center, a meditation room, a garage and individual storage spaces
and a concierge, but no sidewalk landscaping and no roofdeck.
There are a few balconies and a few corner windows.
The apartments have Sub-Zero
refrigerators and Bosch dishwashers.