We like parties! Invite us to yours.
Event: Opening gala for the Hearst Designer Visions showhouse at 250 West Street
In the house: Who wasn't there?
Dress code: Black and design world chic
Menu: Nibbles (particularly notable: the mini chicken pot pie) and a spread of bread and cheeses
Overheard: Chatter about the last Architectural Digest party. Oh?and rumor has it that all three of the apartments used as showhouse spaces this year have already sold.
The Skinny: The showhouse was actually supposed to open in October, but Hurricane Sandy hit, leaving dust to settle on the furnishings chosen by the showhouse's three designers for a few months. There was no sign of the storm at last night's shindig, where we toured fifth-floor apartments designed by Matthew Patrick Smyth for Elle Decor, Antony Todd for Veranda, and David Rockwell for House Beautiful. (Curbed National has the full details on the designs.)
Parts of 250 West Street are still under construction, including the penthouse. We made our way upstairs to see the space, where the layout's visible?and there's a 4,298-square-foot terrace, but nothing's finished or on the market yet. The penthouse will have its own lobby (with bathroom) and elevator. We also snuck out through a side door off the main lobby to see the building's pool. The mural tile is still being installed, and there's no water yet, so we skipped the swim. Photos of the showhouse, the party, and construction zones in the gallery above.
· Inside This Year's Hearst Designer Visions Showhouse [Curbed]
· 250 West Street coverage [Curbed]