Location: 211 Elizabeth Street, at Prince Street
Size: Seven floors, 15 units
Prices: $1,550,000 to $6,950,000
Architect: Roman & Williams
Developer: 16 Prince Development LLC (Principals: Robert Siegal and Peter Manning)
Sales & Marketing: Mary Ellen Cashman and Sean Turner for Stribling
Some people have already made up their minds regarding this boutique condo building sprouting up on a prime Nolita corner, but for the rest of us, here we go. The latest from the design firm Roman & Williams (currently working on the spa/gym at 40 Mercer and the Standard, as well as the Ace Hotel), 211 Elizabeth is seven stories of contextual red brick and seven-foot-tall black wood windows?the "pre-war manner" a sharp contrast to the modernity of another new neighbor, 290 Mulberry Street.
The residences have wood-burning fireplaces, 9' glass doors that divide the living and dining rooms, and rooms trimmed in high-gloss black oil paint. The kitchens and bathrooms look absolutely incredible, with hand-painted walnut shelving and Danish oiled wood counters in the former, and delicious creamy centers in the latter, meant to evoke a "grand European hotel." At over $2,000/sqft this one is swinging for the fences, and there has already been some success: the penthouse, which has 1,400sqft of outdoor space as well as a fireplace-sporting solarium, is already in contract. There will be a grand opening party for the building on April 15th (what better day to think about dropping a down payment on a new condo?) at the New Museum.