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Long-Stalled UES Condo The Charles Will Launch Sales May 1

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Upper East Side condo The Charles has been stalled so long we'd given up hope of its reanimation?until last fall, when a tipster spotted signs of construction on the lot. Now, after an epic wait, the building is finally ready to sell. The offering plan was approved last week, which means The Charles can legally put units on the market, and it plans to do so on May 1, with a pop-up sales gallery somewhere in the neighborhood. And we've got a few early renderings to share! Above, a living room?interiors were designed by David Collins Studio in the firm's first residential commission.

Architect Ismael Leyva design the structure and the apartment layouts, but the design has evolved a bit since Leyva's first stab at the project. Here's the 2008 design:

And here's what it will look like when actually completed:

The 31-story will have 29 units, including a duplex penthouse, and prices will range from $5 million to $15 million, with the penthouse obviously at the higher end. The units will be three- and four-bedrooms. There isn't much in the way of new luxury construction along that particular segment of First Avenue, so perhaps it will appeal to buyers hoping to profit from the Second Avenue subway.
· The Charles coverage [Curbed]

The Charles

1355 First Avenue, New York, NY