Rem Koolhaas’ Gramercy condo reveals interior renderings, launches sales

Posted On Thu, January 26, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, January 26, 2017 By In Architecture, condos, Gramercy Park, New Developments, Starchitecture

Right before the new year, the highly anticipated condo from Toll Brothers City Living at 121 East 22nd Street in Gramercy reached its full height, providing the first real views of its glassy facade and chiseled corner that resembles a giant crystal. And what makes the structure even more special is the fact that it’s the first NYC project from Pritzker Prize-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas‘s firm the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).CityRealty now tells us that sales have officially begun, currently ranging from $1.5 million, 761-square-foot one-bedrooms to $4.7 million,2,402-square-foot three-bedrooms, and along with the launch comes the first set of interior renderings and some fresh looks at the exterior and amenity spaces.

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The project, officially dubbed 121 E 22nd and headed up by OMA principal Sho Shigematsu, is composed of two buildings connected by an elevated courtyard. The 13-story southern wing overlooks 22nd Street, and its facade features deep, punched-in windows. The larger, 18-story northern wing overlooks 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue and will be wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass with the signature cut-out corner.

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A close up of the corner shows the private terraces along the setback and how the angled mullions and skewed structural columns will look on the residences.

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The lobby and common spaces will be quite minimal compared to the exterior architecture.

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Amenities include an indoor pool, indoor/outdoor lounge, on-site parking, fitness center, children’s playroom, landscaped interior courtyard, and a rooftop terrace with a fire pit, grill, private dining room, and catering kitchen.

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The building will offer a total of 133 units, ranging from studios to five-bedrooms. Interiors will boast open floorplans, high ceilings, oversized windows, wide-plank wood floors, and high-end finishes and appliances.

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As 6sqft previously reported, 122 East 22nd Street has an estimated value of $134 million and will seek LEED certification. Occupancy is slated for the fall of 2018. As CityRealty notes, the average price per square foot of $2,221 is slightly higher than the neighborhood’s $1,845 per square foot average. Currently, 13 of the condo’s 133 are listed–see them all here.

[Via CityRealty]

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