By Carter B. Horsley
started in early
2009 for the 8-unit, 9-story residential condominium building
at 350 West Broadway where the 5,912-square-foot penthouse with
1,431 square feet of exterior space is being offered for $26 million.
building is being developed
by RFR, a partnership of Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs, and it has
been designed by Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects and its
interiors are being designed by William T. Georgis. SLCE is the
architect of record.
building's website is divided
into sections each with a wry mini-story by Walter Thomas full
of sarcasm, which is a bit unusual in such marketing:
language was farcical.
'Here's a good one!' she said excitedly, moving herself into an
upright position in order to make the best delivery possible.
'Enwrap yourself in ultimate luxury.' She collapsed in a paroxysm
of laughter. 'Enwrap! Who talks like that?'"
describing the interiors,
the mini-story pronounces:
cocoon-like, and make you feel like you're home. But above all,
it must never appear to have purchased. Curated, perhaps. Edited,
of course. But never shopped!"
describing the penthouse,
reason you live
with me?" he asked while refilling her glass, "You own
a study and three-and-a-half baths and 2,902 square feet and terrace
space are priced from $9,575,000 to $12,200,000
building's lobby will feature
a large painting by George Condo that is reminiscent of misshapen
Picasso women and Francis Baconesque faces, "Seabed,"
a sculptural installation by ceramicist Peter Lane, and bronze
door pulls by Michele Oka Doner. The lobby will have fumed oak
floors, Vermont Cold Spring Granite and lacquered wall panels.
describing the lobby, the
it all. The comings
and goings. The early-morning dashers. The late-to-risers. The
midnight scramblers, the 4 AM up-to-no-gooders, the 8 AM after-hours
survivors….It takes care of its own. It can keep a secret."
building will have a 24-hour
doorman, virtual concierge service, a full-time superintendent,
and a fitness center.
will have entry
foyers, direct entry with key lock elevator, separate service
entrances, laundry room, private storage on each floor, zoning
lighting and shades. Kitchens will have brushed stainless steel
and quartersawn American black walnut cabinetry, Bethel white
granite countertops, Gaggenau cooktop, Subzero refrigerators and
wine coolers and a Miele dishwasher. Baths will have Kohler cast
iron six-foot baths and Steamist showers and radiant heat flooring.