The Brodsky Organization is aiming for lovers of old, classic New York buildings in its design for 135 East 79th Street, now rising on the site of the old Hunter College School for Social Work. The design "echoes the grand apartment towers that made the city famous," in the developers' words, and the construction techniques are old school, too. Masons are laying the bricks by hand, the hardware is from a West Village foundry, and William Sofield designed the building's sculptures on a clay model in his dining room. And that feel is echoed in the first floorplans that have just gone online, which refer to the apartments' rooms as "chambers." We've collected 'em in the gallery above. Pricing so far (there are 32 units total) ranges from $8.125 million to $23 million, and every unit is a half-floor apartment (some duplexes) with a private elevator landing.
· Listings: 135 East 79th Street [Corcoran]
· 135 East 79th Street coverage [Curbed]