The stack of handcrafted bluestone at 41 Bond Street, the super-selling Noho condo from developer DDG Partners and in-house architect Peter Guthrie, is now rocking an ultra-modern canopy above Bond Street. A canted slice of bronzed metal has been sculpted with a scoop and planted with greenery, a projecting urban garden to compliment what's growing in the irrigated window boxes overhead. Balancing on the edge of the canopy are a bold set of numbers, marking the entry to seven spacious units inside. Last week a massive front door went in, constructed of 250 pounds of wide planked oak and counterweighted for a quiet close. Speaking of closings: 41 Bond's final full-floor unit closed a few weeks back for $5,500,000, so those looking for last minute holiday gifts will have to go elsewhere.
Most of the base at 41 Bond is still hidden by plywood, but a sneaky peek finds thin slabs of bluestone butting up against rough-cut chunks of New York stone, a variation on the original DDG design revealed in 2010. A trio of deep-set windows completes the base and, atop the lintels, a stack of contrasting raw stone rises, echoing the Belgian block surface of Bond Street. Within the crevices new plantings are taking root, a rock garden that will grow up the facade and offer a living response to Ian Schrager's more abstract homage to Keith Haring across the street.
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