435 West 19th Street

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POLL: Are Private Pools the Next Must-Have Amenity?

By Dana Schulz, Wed, July 22, 2015

This morning we revealed renderings of Six Sigma’s upcoming condo at 435 West 19th Street, which offers private pools as one of its amenities (along with a sky garage). We first saw this perk pop up at SCDA’s Soori High Line a few blocks north on 29th Street, where 16 of its 27 units will feature heating swimming pools. Then, a $13 million condo at 172 Madison Avenue touted its 50-foot-long private pool, and One Riverside Park, Extell’s notorious “poor door” building, flaunted its duplex’s private pools.

While this may be a new trend here in NYC, “Soo Chan, principal of Singapore-based SCDA Architects, has already made a name for himself in Asia as the pool master, designing towers with up to 120 private swimming holes,” as we previously reported. So now that New Yorkers are getting a taste of what it’s like, are private pools going to be the next incarnation of the can’t-live-without fitness center?

Images: Private pool at the Soori High Line via SCDA Architects (L); private pool at 435 West 19th Street via Six Sigma (R)

Architecture, Chelsea, condos, New Developments, Starchitecture

435 West 19th Street, West Chelsea, Six Sigma, High Line, Condos, Pei Partnership, NYC developments

Work has begun on on Six Sigma’s upcoming condo at 435 West 19th Street, and the head-to-toe renovation/addition of the 1924 building seems intent on housing all the most outrageous frills of recent West Chelsea builds under a single roof.

Boutique design-and-build firm Six Sigma acquired the 20,000-square-foot office building, once home to the photography studios and sound-stages of CityStage, for $21 million in August 2014. According to the developer’s website, Pei Partnership, a firm founded by the sons of renowned Chinese architect I.M. Pei, is crafting the design. Pei Partnership, not to be confused with Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, was also the designers of The Centurion, the Midtown condo lavishly clad in a cascade of Burgundy limestone.

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