On a day when we've already received word of a new Soho building charging rents starting at $12,000 per month, the $20,000 53rd-floor penthouses at the Beatrice suddenly seem like a, well, perhaps "bargain" isn't the right word. Less-accountant-scaring? We're learning more about this Beatrice-over-an-inn-but-don't-call-it-the-Beatrice-Inn as developer JD Carlisle gets ready to fill the upper half of the Sixth Avenue skyscraper with residents (the bottom floors are Kimpton's Eventi hotel). The separate residential lobby is at 105 West 29th Street, and apartments have hardwood floors, washers and dryers, granite countertops and deep-soaking tubs (select residences get the glass-enclosed showers). Yawn. What we want to know is where we can par-tay with our Bea boys!
That would be the 54th floor, which will have 6,300 square feet of amenities, including a big "Cloud Lounge" and a 2,600-square-foot terrace with some pretty spectacular views of the river-to-river kind. The Cloud Lounge (above) will have billiards, a fireplace, a kitchen and WiFi access, and hopefully a Paul Sevigny DJ night. There's also a gym on the 25th floor in addition to the doorman, concierge, parking and valet services. Sounds not unlike the hotel right below, but reservations up here start at $2,750 per month.
· The Beatrice [beatricenyc.com]
· The Beatrice coverage [Curbed]