Yesterday brought word of a pair of new $20 million townhouses planned along Washington Street, a companion piece to a new hotel planned next door at the corner of Washington and Perry Streets. The new houses meant that the project's developers had decided to go back to the drawing board for the 145 Perry Street hotel. Would the wavy Morris Adjmi design dramatically change? Yep! We have the first look at the new hotel (above, now designed by David Helpern), and the building that caused controversy back in the day has undergone a simpler and gentler makeover. It's a little less playful than the prior version (is that The Inn on Perry Street signage we spy?), but what will the neighbors think?
Meanwhile, the simplicity and straight lines carry over to the Townhouses at Washington Street being developed next door -- not entirely surprising, since they are also designed by Halpern. These two six-story homes are a combined 14,000-square-feet and are asking $23 million and $21 million, according to yesterday's report. Developer Robert Gladstone of Madison Equities said he considers those prices a discount, and he could have gotten $30 million for the properties once upon a time. But price cuts, unlike the flattened hotel design next door, are the wave of the future.
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· West Village Does the Wave: Perry St. Hotel Revealed [Curbed]