I am not going to count the words, but you’re welcome to.
E 66th) through the downturn of 2008-2009 and came out on the other end a star, is partnered with HIG to convert 200
E 62nd to condominium.
Originally built in 1967, this building
has a few neat design elements that Messana O’Rorke, who is doing the interiors, has showcased.
A gracious lobby arrival, with the building set well back from the street, sets the table for a product
very well-suited to its location:
Incredibly spacious one- and two-bedroom layouts with open kitchens, dining areas that feel livable, finishes that feel another notch above, as well.
All signs point to a product in the “mid-level” luxury price point, which means about just under $2mm for an 1150 square foot one-bed, 1.5 bath, and corner two-bedrooms with 2.5 baths starting at $3.1mm for 1700 square feet.
on-site garage, playroom, rooftop garden, and full-time concierge, along with a renovated driveway off the street, they are catering to the same buyers who crave a homey space that feels like a house, which works well if the buyer happens to be purchasing a pied-a-terre or is moving to the city from a house.
The finishes in the kitchen include an excellent Miele appliance package and the first induction cooktop I’ve seen in a new development.
They have added lots of storage in these units, and the interior design will help buyers see the possibilities of the layouts.
My thought on the design is that they got a terrific interior designer who hadn’t worked on new development before, and were able to value engineer the design without cutting too many corners.
I felt the kitchens might be the tiniest bit too small, but they were able to create butlers’ pantries in many of the larger units, which expands the storage and the kitchen itself.
Another unique quality of this post-war building
is that some of the bedroom windows were actually a series of smaller windows, but since they were tall enough, there isn’t a feeling of confinement.
Interesting views from these units, including some protected views over Treadwell Farms to the East, make this a really intriguing product to hit the market, with a lack of competition too close by.
The views from the Northwest corner on high floors
are straight West down 64th Street – really attractive sightlines,
and the Southern-facing units have really open views as well.
It’s well-positioned, unless you happen to be looking directly across the street at Trump, which is much taller and gloats and offends in its 80’s gilded majesty due West.
The 2nd Avenue subway will be one block away, and while some feel that 64th Street is a bit of a demarcation between Upper East and Midtown, this location always has
felt very much in line with the East side, perhaps because the Third Avenue retail is set back as it is.
In short – this seems like a winner.
Is that 500 words?