Over in the Far West Village, the block of West 12th Street between the West Side Highway and Washington Street has become one huge construction site. With Robert A.M. Stern's classy Superior Ink and FLAnk's metallic 385 West 12th Street hogging the headlines, the well-advanced construction site at 397 West 12th Street has flown completely under our radar. No longer! Feast your eyes on what may turn out to be the biggest blockbuster on the block? a 10-story, five-unit building from architect and developer Cary Tamarkin. Yes, only five units. The website for the mini-development recently went live, and according to Triple Mint, 397 West 12th Street will have a 6,600-square-foot quadruplex penthouse with 3,000 square feet of outdoor space, and prices ranging from $5.5 million to $14 million. If that doesn't spin your bowtie, we don't know what will.
· 397 West 12th Street [397w12.com]
· 397 West 12th Street [Triple Mint]