New York, NY – Move over, mom and pop. This suddenly trendy enclave has traded in its classic knishes and bargain bins for cocktails and couture over the past several years. It is now as magnificent as it is unrecognizable. Not only have the historic pickle and linen shops gone the way of the rotary phone, but the once humble residences have also been reimagined for a luxurious new era in downtown living.
You’ll find soaring accommodations and prices to match. But the market is far from topping out. So grab a chai latte, call your agent and let’s take a closer look at the new high-life history being made in Manhattan’s iconic lower region:
100 Norfolk – A glassy, architectural marvel rising 12-stories high and progressively wider with each dazzling floor. Just 38 residences, including studio to three-bedroom units, feature double pane floor-to-ceiling windows, oak flooring, open custom kitchens, expansive living rooms, gracious master suites and top-of-the line furnishings throughout. Several units also offer private outdoor terraces.
215 Chrystie – ‘Can’t-miss’ connoisseur Ian Schrager has done it again with this mesmerizing 28-story showpiece housing just 11 residences. Sleek and minimal with floor-to-ceiling views that seem to float the apartment to the edge like an infinity pool. Residences feature 270 and 360 degree rare panoramic unobstructed views, 10′ ceilings, full floor or half floor privacy, gracious living spaces and complete access to hotel services and amenities.
30 Orchard – This contemporary 12-story building with dramatic glass lobby towers over its closest neighbors, providing exceptional panoramic views. 1 and 2 Bedroom units and Penthouse Duplexes are available, most of which have balconies. Units feature high ceilings, solid teak flooring, floor to ceiling windows, gourmet kitchens, soaking tubs and more.
The Forward Building – This prewar conversion looks to the future with sky high ceilings, inspired layouts and modern-day amenities to match. Generous space includes 11′ to 25′ ceilings, open living room with working gas fireplace and eat-in kitchen. Amenities include modern laundry facility, storage and bike rooms, 24 hour doorman, Siedle video intercom system, rooftop with spectacular views of Brooklyn Bridge and the rest of downtown Manhattan.
Ludlow Lofts – Converted in 2007, 12-loft style units boast spacious picture window rooms and 9′ to 21′ ceilings, and modern kitchens and baths with top-tier finishes. Amenities include closed-circuit TV surveillance, key-locked elevators, heated sidewalks, two lush parks, and an abundance of trendy dining, drinking and shopping nearby.
38 Delancey – In the historic heart of the Lower East side sits a stunning example of the neighborhood’s high-end future. The inspired design makes every condo a corner unit with multiple exposures. There is an almost customizable array of floor plans too. Apartments feature high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, open living rooms, red oak hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens, balconies and terraces. Amenities include on-site parking, 24-hour concierge and roof deck with one-of-a-kind views.