Visiting the sales office for New York’s newest modernist architectural landmark located 100 East 53rd Street was an enlightening experience for how the luxury condo offerings continue to impress. 100 East 53rd Street is being built by Foster + Partners, who also build the UN Plaza and the iconic Hearst Building, is a 64 story tower set back from a 9 story podium. Public amenities on the ground and second floors will include world-class restaurant with a private dining room accessible to residents. There are two building components possessing identifiably different residence tower homes and loft apartments that are generously proportioned and seamlessly integrated with infrastructure for modern cosmopolitan living. Each lofty apartment’s 11 foot ceiling and over-sized wide-plank white oak flooring draw attention to views and light. This luxury condo is not simply a jewel of contemporary architecture, but also a big ratchet up for comfort and elegance from other luxury offerings.
The neighborhood around 100 East 53rd is culturally rich with hotels and restaurants such as the Waldorf-Astoria and the Four Seasons restaurant a chic haunt of the famous and powerful. Down the street is The Modern attached to the MoMa, and close by is Le Cirque with high-end French dining. Aquavit offers Scandinavian tasting and fixed-price menus served in a minimalist Nordic setting. Kurumazushi Restaurant rounds out the neighborhood with classic Japanese.
This 94 units tower is expected to have a total sellout more than $750 million. Residences ranging from alcove lofts to four bedrooms and mostly one- and two-bedroom apartments with prices starting at around $3.35 million ready for occupancy in the spring of 2017. I will be following this development closely as it is currently on my top 10 lists of luxury condos in NYC.