The battle on the Bowery has ended. The hardhats have gone home. Norman Foster's Sperone Westwater gallery opened last week, and a few doors down, Karl Fischer's tiny condo building at 263 Bowery is also finally finished. This is an "enlargement" in DOB-speak, but you won't find much of this spot's old supply store in the DNA of the seven-story building, made up of full-floor 2BR/2BA units and one 3BR/2BA duplex penthouse. Fischer's facade may not have come out like the rendering promised, but it's definitely flashier than his usual fare. We touched it, it's very smooth! The interiors are the work of Richardson Sadeki, who ran with the theme of the Lower East Side, and this block in particular, being the new art capital of NYC. Note the concrete floors. So gallery chic!
There are three listings up, each asking well over $1,000/sqft. Two floor-throughs are asking $1.75 million and $1.85 million, while the Raphael De Niro-repped penthouse?written up by the Observer yesterday?is going for $3.995 million. You can see all sorts of interior shots in the photo gallery above, and the floorplans are in the listings, best accessed via StreetEasy. The building has a keyed elevator which opens directly into the units, storage space for each apartment and a common roof deck. So, worth the wait?
· 263 Bowery [263bowery.com]
· 263 Bowery [StreetEasy]
· 263 Bowery coverage [Curbed]