The penthouse popped up for $60 million a few weeks ago, but otherwise we've heard hardly a peep from the Baccarat Hotel and Residences, Starwood Capital's and Tribeca Associates' in-progress Midtown crystal palace. Perhaps that will change now that, according to a press release, sales have officially begun! The 50-story tower includes 61 apartments and a 114-room Baccarat Hotel. We care more about the condos, of course, so let's turn our attention to those. The one- to four-bedrooms will cost between $3.5 million and the aforementioned $60 million and range in size from 1,000 square feet to 7,400 square feet, but there's also the option to combine units should buyers not find anything to their liking. (Should buyers still not find anything to their liking, there will be other starchitecture on the street to check out in future.)
The outside was designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the residences inside by Tony Ingrao. Among Ingrao's design choices: "custom bronze-work crackled with crystal, modern furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that capture the natural light outside and reflect a shimmering brilliance throughout each space. A Baccarat chandelier will also be incorporated as a signature feature in the foyer of each residence, reinforcing Baccarat's reputation for creating exquisite pieces of art." Naturally. (We've screengrabbed some interior renderings from the official site for the gallery above, and we'll update once we receive better images.) As is common in buildings where the condos top a hotel, apartment owners will have access to the hotel's amenities and services, from housekeeping to the crystal bar.
· Official site: Baccarat Residences [baccaratresidencesny.com]
· Baccarat coverage [Curbed]