These buildings exemplify the ultimate duality that most new buildings in New York City do not: clean, open and modern interiors set behind robust, classic New York exteriors. With these examples, the world of architecture and design marry the best of the old and the best of the new to give residents a completely unique and exclusive residential experience. Both buildings are currently being converted into luxury condos in prominent Manhattan neighborhoods, and they each carry the characteristics of intimacy, luxury, and leisure that today’s buyer looks for.
Both addresses also happen to overlook two of Manhattan’s prime green spaces: 360 Central Park West exposes residents to breathtaking views of iconic Central Park through new Landmark’s-approved double-pane Pella windows, while 212 Fifth Avenue brings the uptown elegance down to NoMad where gorgeous views of Madison Square Park lay right outside your skillfully-crafted triptych
As for buyers, there is a large market for buildings that are not big glass towers and these condos are being brought to market to fulfill that need. These buyers are looking for buildings with a pre-war feeling that are designed for contemporary living – lots of open, airy rooms set within the bones of a New York classic. Another structure that demonstrates these characteristics well would be The Shephard in the West Village.
Many people want to live in homes that are pre–war on the outside but offer modern layouts, amenities and clean interior designs and these buildings provide them that opportunity.
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