Glenwood Management picked up the parcels for 60 East 86th Street last April, and till now the only information about the project was that ever-popular Danish designer Thomas Juul-Hansen would mastermind both the exterior and interiors, and that it would rise to 19 stories and house 15 apartments. Well, when it doesn't rain, it poursa tipster has showered us with the development's first renderings, a slew of floorplans, pricing details, and descriptions of all the residences. Though sales are set to launch soon, at present the teaser site merely taunts interested parties with a string of enigmatic words: "Grand. Modern. Pure. Serene. Timeless."
Here now, all the dirt. Sixty East Eighty Sixth, as it's branded, will contain a three-story townhouse ($12,000,000), a triplex penthouse ($20,000,000), a 10th-floor duplex ($13,500,000, already in contract), and 12 other three-beds and four-beds ($6.85M to $9.25M). There will be many dramatic staircases, but that's just the beginning. Permits were approved in January and excavation has commenced, so all systems go. Read on.
The Post has a new piece out that details Juul-Hansen's design vision: "The 50-foot-wide site will give way to 15 floor-through units clad in fluted limestone. 'The architecture is very toned down,' says Juul-Hansen, who compares the exterior to a raked Zen garden. Clean lines, grand proportions and an abundance of light speak to contemporary sleekness inside, but solid oak and marble surfaces, as well as custom rosewood details, lend themselves to traditional tastes."
DOB permits show amenities like bike storage, a children's playroom, wine storage, fitness center, laundry room,
Along with the images above, our benevolent tipster also submitted masses of promotional and descriptive text, which must be from the soon-to-launch full website or some kind of brochure for prospective buyers. The babble is almost too much to handle"holistic ingenuity" and a staircase that "rises like a piece of sculpture," to name a few choice phrasesso please, read on for intimate, developer-sanctioned details about all the units.
Dramatic in scale an impact, the townhouse represents the perfect modern interpretation of a classic three-level home. Nearly 20 foot ceilings in the living room provide a lofty openness. Glass doors open onto a private garden. The Third to Ninth Floors
Designed to respond intelligently to today's lifestyles, these four-bedroom residences offer a dynamic arrangement of public and private space. Fluid and inviting, living spaces feature nearly 10 foot ceilings. A holistic ingenuity is at work in every room.
The Tenth Floor Duplex
The four bedroom duplex residence offers indoor and outdoor space of arresting proportion and light. Flanked on the north and south by outdoor terraces, the double-height living area showcases a wall of oversized window panes, a wood-burning fireplace and dramatic windowed staircase. The formal dining room set the stage for elegant entertaining.
The Twelfth to Seventeenth Floors
Celebrating flexibility and ease, these free-flowing three bedroom homes bask in natural light. Walls of windows amplify the airiness felt on the higher floors. Charming 18 feet wide Juliet balconies open to the outside via four pairs of dramatic glass doors. Select residences feature a wood-burning fireplace.
The penthouse offers new perspectives on Manhattan with its private roof terrace and views. Reminiscent of a grand ballroom, the monumental living room spans 35 feet, with ceilings of nearly 20 feet and features a wood-burning fireplace. Its double-height ceiling and windows are in perfect proportion. A windowed staircase rises like a piece of sculpture.
The Penthouse Roof Terrace
Perched on top of the building, the private roof terrace presents sweeping south, east and west views over the Upper East Side and Central Park. Accessed directly from the penthouse it serves as an outdoor living roomcomplete with fireplace, well-equipped kitchen and dining area.
Crafted to the exacting functional standards of a master chef, the kitchens invite and inspire. White marble slab countertops create an expansive backdrop for prep and cooking. Custom lacquered cabinetry holds Gaggenau appliances. Coveted for its durability and beauty, rich grey Vals Quartzite from the Swisss Alps flows across the floor.
The Master Bathroom
A haven of opulent natural material, each master bathroom blends function and serenity. Slabs of driftwood marble grace the walls and floors. The vanity countertop is carved from a single block. Fluted glass doors are framed in polished nickel. Richly veined rosewood cabinetry adds warmth and visual impact.
Thomas Juul-Hansen celebrates each staircase as a piece of graceful sculpture. Hand forged decorative steel railings and solid oak planks wind their way up, inviting grand moments with every step.
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· Sixty East Eighty Sixth [official]
· Top architects creating luxe homes with a single design vision [NYP]
· Glenwood Plans 15 Super Luxury Condos For East 86th Street [Curbed]
· All 60 East 86th Street coverage [Curbed]