When he's not turning old fire houses into mansions for the rich and famous, architect/developer Cary Tamarkin is hard at work constructing new buildings that look old, making our brains hurt. His latest is 456 West 19th Street, an 11-story loft-like building near the High Line in West Chelsea, with a water-saluting wave on top. The building was a hot topic back when we toured the model because of its unconventional setup: All 22 apartments are duplexes, including a handful of one-bedroom units where sleepy time is up in the lofted area. Now half the building is sold and closings have begun, and those pricey one-bedroom pads have proven to be popular.
Four units have closed so far, all 1,130-square-footish 1BR/2BAs, for a range of prices from $1.3 million to $1.627 million. Not a one has closed at the original asking price, but the PriceChops aren't biggies. There are seven more apartments in contract, including four more one-bedroom duplexes. Prices on the leftovers start at $1.62 million. As always, we've learned never to doubt the West Chelsea Starchitecture District.
· 456 West 19th Street [StreetEasy]
· 456 West 19th Street coverage [Curbed]