Opulent private West Chelsea mansion takes shape in Karim Rashid’s former neon-filled pad

Posted On Thu, September 8, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, September 8, 2016 By In Architecture, Chelsea, Design, Interiors

The “unbridled luxury” promised for a townhouse at 357 West 17th street is taking shape. Architect Andres Escobar was tapped by Wonder Works Construction Corp., developer of Williamsburg‘s pricey Oosten condominium complex, to turn the five-floor, 25-foot-wide building into a 12,000-square-foot mansion with five bedrooms, eight (!) baths, a glass elevator, a swimming pool and a two-car garage.

Wonder Works purchased the West Chelsea property for $9.35 million in 2014 from designer/developer Karim Rashid, who had lived in–and occasionally rented out–a candy-colored, neon-furnished loft in the existing townhouse. Now, CityRealty.com reveals new renderings from Wonder Works showing a rooftop deck, a chandelier-graced library, a sleek two-car garage and more.

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The interior renderings reveal how the five-story building will be transformed by Escobar and Workshop Design + Architecture. The home will feature a full-floor master suite and four additional bedrooms, a swimming pool, a wine cellar, a movie theater, a gym, a spa and a glass elevator, as mentioned. A landscaped roof deck will offer entertaining space and a spot to look out over the surrounding neighborhood; a sepia-toned library is opened up by a glass wall and a terrace (one of three).

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357 West 17th Street, Wonder Works Construction Corp., Karim Rashid, Oosten, west chelsea, mansion, swimming pool, garage, urban mansion, new developments

Marble-clad surfaces, skylights and floor-to-ceiling glass will enhance the large, open living, dining and kitchen space.

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357 West 17th Street, Wonder Works Construction Corp., Karim Rashid, Oosten, west chelsea, mansion, swimming pool, garage, urban mansion, new developments

A swimming pool, gym and spa are a rare luxury in a private city home.

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357 West 17th Street, Wonder Works Construction Corp., Karim Rashid, Oosten, west chelsea, mansion, swimming pool, garage, urban mansion, new developments

Sleek hallways and a private garage will be seamlessly added to the home’s opulent offerings.

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Completion was originally slated for April of this year, but plans have moved more slowly than originally anticipated.

[Via CityRealty.com]

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