56 Leonard promises, and 56 Leonard delivers?eventually. The long-stalled Tribeca building announced its comeback in October, only a week before resuming construction. Now the Herzog & de Meuron-designed tower is officially on the market. Nine listings have popped up on StreetEasy, ranging in price from a 2BR for $3.625 million to a 4BR penthouse for $24 million. (That 2BR price is around the amount the developer, the Alexico Group, was asking for the building's least expensive apartments in 2008.) There are 145 units total, so this is only the beginning. Our brain is a pile of exclamation points right now, so here's a bit of designbabble for that penthouse:
Direct elevator access to entry gallery framed with custom-designed free-standing wbfp. Corner great room with three exposures (N, E and S) including den, library, formal dining and skyline view gallery. 14 floor-to-ceiling window walls. Custom interiors by Herzog and de Meuron featuring a sculptural Absolute Black granite grand piano shaped kitchen island with custom-sculpted floating hood cover with built-in lighting and Corian counter tops. Seamlessly incorporated appliances including double Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele double oven, six burner cook top with fully-vented hood, two dishwashers and Sub-Zero wine-cooler. Satin-etched glass cabinets provide abundant storage. Renderings in the gallery above.
Floorplans in the gallery below: