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Holy Hell, The Dillon Just Opened for Business!

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Location: 425 West 53rd Street, btwn Ninth/Tenth Avenues
Size: 7 stories, 83 units ("flats, duplexes, penthouse duplexes, and 3-story townhouses")
Prices: $740,000 to $3,165,000
Architect: Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects
Developer: SDS Procida
Sales & Marketing: Corcoran Sunshine
Lowdown: Last week The Dillon partied, and this week it's down to business. The nearly block-long glassmaster of Hell's Kitchen has launched the first phase of sales (16 listings are now online), with occupancy slated for June. That's next month! Time to pick up the pace, and the developers are trying to do just that: While the average price so far is $1,158 per square foot, some units are priced below $1,000/foot for what The Dillon's press release refers to as the "first architecturally-significant condominium to open for sales in Manhattan in 11 months." Oh Dillon, you're so modest!

Clearly the focus is on the building's architecture?that's a "dynamic folded glass curtain wall," by the way?including the 54 different floorplans for the 83 apartments. Still, let's not overlook The Dillon's amenities, which include a 24-hour doorman, residents' lounge, private dining room with full kitchen, gym, garden, children's playroom and wi-fi throughout the building. Apartments themselves are the usual high-end package of Miele appliances, Caeserstone backplashes, Bosch washer/dryers, radiant-heated bathroom floors yatta yatta. Here's what makes each unit type tick:

The flats feature 15 unique layouts with floor-to ceiling glass, elegant wide-plank wood floors, open kitchens, and master bedroom suites. Walls placed at slight angles engender a dynamic sense of space, allowing the eye to travel the full length of the residence.

Each of the duplexes and penthouse duplexes is unique. The three- to five-bedroom residences are remarkable for their expansive and innovative layouts, north to south cross-ventilation, and angled floor-to-ceiling glass. With views to both the east and the west, there is a constant connection to natural light. The penthouse duplexes have direct access to a private roof garden.

Exceptionally designed and rarely available in Manhattan, the townhouses are individual triplex homes, each with a street entry court, private parking directly accessible through the lower level, and a back yard. In addition, the townhouses have access to all condominium amenities.

How long-awaited is The Dillon? The building won a design award from the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects back in 2007. Those were the days when no neighborhood was safe from a tidal wave of glassy luxury sweeping over an anonymous block. Now that it's 2010, let's see how quickly this wave gets absorbed. The listings are a bit short on renderings, so check out the gallery above for some of those dynamic folded floorplans and some reruns from last week's broker party.
· Listings: The Dillon [Corcoran]
· The Dillon [Official Site]
· The Dillon coverage [Curbed]

The Dillon

425 West 53rd Street, New York, NY

The Dillon

425 West 53rd Street, New York, NY