New York, NY – At the crossroad of college life and adulthood, one neighborhood reigns supreme for first-time NYC homebuyers in 2018. Murray Hill tops numerous lists once again for the young professional set, as highlighted on the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association website. Coined by the New York Times as a ‘postgraduate playground,’ the area offers an ideal balance of affordability, convenience, tranquility and nightlife.
Ironically, Murray Hill has stayed on trend for being decidedly un-trendy. Unlike the hipsters of the Lower East Side and Brooklyn, mainstream millennials value the neighborhood’s suburban-like feel within walking distance to the office, the local bar, and midtown’s iconic shopping and entertainment. What Murray Hill lacks in culture, it makes up for in value, making this Midtown East enclave a must-see for anyone seeking luxury living at exceptional value in the heart of the city.
Following are the most noteworthy new offerings this season in Murray Hill:
303 East 33rd Street
Built in 2009, this LEED-certified condominium on tree-lined 33rd Street features 128 luxury units that maximize efficiency, light and ensure well-being and sustainability. Each unit features bamboo floors, custom cabinetry, modern appliances, washer/dryer, and modern kitchen and baths. Amenities abound, including a sundeck and rooftop garden with East River views, barbecue grill and recreation are, bicycle room, game room, fitness center, private storage, commercial laundry room, residents’ lounge, children’s playroom, 24-hour concierge, and on-site parking. Studios to 3-bedroom units range from $590,000 to $2.3M
Strikingly modern, Number 5 sets a new standard for luxury in Midtown East. At 21 floors, with 23 mostly full-floor apartments, each unit features hardwood floors, high ceilings, oversized windows with abundant light, and spacious floor plans with state-of-the art kitchens and luxurious baths. Select units have private terraces with gorgeous views. Amenities include an attended lobby, central air, few apartments and a live-in superintendent. Studio thru two-bedroom apartments start at $875,000.
Built in 2017, this design-forward 21-story building was created with the working professional in mind. 74 studio to three-bedroom units are among the best priced in the area, and include sensible layout with high end furnishings, including heated terrazzo tile flooring, kitchen with Elkay stainless steel sink, Wolf gas stovetop and smoky gray quartz backsplash, luxurious baths with box basin sinks, Grohe faucets and thermostatic-controlled rain showers. Amenities include 24/7 concierge, state-of-the-art fitness center, residents’ lounge, and a stunningly curated rooftop garden with grill and dining stations. Available units start at $900,000 and top out at $3M.
685 First Avenue
Built in 2018, this stunning 43-story black glass condominium building was designed to complement its Midtown surroundings while still standing out on its own. The 184 one-to-four bedroom units are pure urban luxury with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, panoramic views, open layouts, hardwood flooring throughout, white marble and natural stone kitchens with Gaggenau appliances, Crestron home automation systems that allow residents to control lighting, motorized window shades, and climate from their Android or iOS devices. Amenities include a porte-cochère and underground motor court that allows for maximum privacy and security, 24-hour attended lobby, 70-foot indoor lap pool, sauna, fitness center, children’s playroom, dining room, screening room and resident’s lounge with billiards table. Units run from $1.49M to $8.1M.
This beautiful luxury high-rise condominium has been completely renovated for modern comfort without losing its original charm. Residencies, all of which have private balconies, include hardwood floors throughout and large windows with stunning city views. Many of the apartments also feature windowed chef’s kitchens, custom cabinets, granite countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, and walk-in closets. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, fitness center with 40 ft swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, a laundry room and a storage room. Available one and two bedroom units start at $1.2M.
The Charleston is a modern and elegant high-rise condo on E. 34th Street with 191 luxury units. The studio to three bedroom residences are spacious and bright with clean lines, high ceilings, hardwood floors and contemporary finishes. Each unit is equipped with a washer/dryer, multi-zone central AC/Heat, double insulated windows, 9 foot ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, Zuma soaking tub showers with stone finishes and premium fixtures and a large dedicated private storage unit in the building’s basement, open chef’s kitchen with white crystalline marble countertops, a breakfast bar area, Macassar ebony and etched glass cabinets and top of the line stainless steel appliances. Some have private outdoor terraces. Amenities include an exquisite lounge with big-screen television, state-of-the-art fitness center, private dining area, complete with a catering kitchen, a tranquil garden and a sprawling dog run. Prices range from $1.2M to $2M.
The Corinthian is a striking 55-story residential tower spanning the full block between 37th and 38th Streets. 840 studio to four-bedroom units include distinctive curved bay windows with tons. White glove amenities include a 24 hour doorman, concierge service, children’s playroom and party room complete with kitchen, a 12,000 square foot private health club and spa with 50 foot glass enclosed year-round pool and a private, landscaped, outdoor jogging track. On-site, fully attended, 24 hour garage service and valet services also available. Price range from 915,000 to $2.8M.