Developers Arthur and William Lie Zeckendorf paid $60 million for the Parkside Evangeline, the former hotel and Salvation Army property at 18 Gramercy Park South. It was probably a good bet: the 17-story 1927 building was ripe for luxury conversion, and the Zeckendorfs chose to repeat their winning 15 Central Park West formula by bringing architect Robert A.M. Stern on board. Now the building's official website is up and the first listings are on StreetEasy. Stand aside, all other 15 CPW imitators! Renderings are sparse so far, and they don't really clarify the ceiling height issue. But there are plenty of floorplans to drool over, all in the gallery above.
There are three listings up so far, ranging in price from $15 million to $17.85 million. Here's a bit of brokerbabble for the most expensive of those:
Residence 15 occupies 4,207 sf with 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 34 windows and 4 exposures. A large entry foyer and glamorous 7' x 35' windowed gallery leads dramatically into expanses of living and entertaining space including a formal dining room/ library, kitchen and open family room. The living room with 3 open exposures serves as the gallery's ultimate destination and is also accessible through a double door entryway off of the family room. A light filled eat-in kitchen with island and an open family room overlooking Irving Place features furniture-grade hand-painted cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes, LeFroy Brooks fittings and accessories, bianco perlino marble countertops and backsplash, Wolf cooking and warming appliances, Sub-Zero refrigeration and wine storage, Miele dishwasher and fully vented hood. The formal dining room/ library features oversized windows with open views to the east. The powder room is handsomely finished with a rich Black Onyx vanity, backsplash and floors. That comes with a key to the park, too. Word is that the building's most expensive listing, a five-bedroom duplex penthouse with two outdoor pools, will ask a whopping $42 million. The model unit is set to open this month?psst, developers, our schedule is totally open.
Here's an exterior rendering, too:
· Official website: 18 Gramercy Park [18gramercypark.com]
· Parkside Evangeline [StreetEasy]
· 18 Gramercy Park coverage [Curbed]