After less than a year in the works, the eagerly anticipated 12-unit condo conversion masterminded by class-act architect Steven Harris has launched sales. Developed by Matrix Development and Clarion Partners, the former warehouse rentals are now 10 half-floor three-bedrooms, one four-bedroom penthouse duplex (over $20M), and one three-bedroom "atelier" duplex maisonette (around $8M). Two of the former just hit the market, with the third-floor south-facing 3BR asking $4.5 million and the north-facing apartment on the same floor asking $5.85 million.
Here's what makes this building different from all other buildings. In a rather complicated and coincidental turn of events, all detailed by the Times, Harris lived at 7 Harrison Street (an address that, yes, is very similar to his name) for 34 years before he (and it) were bought out by the developers. One condition of his leaving was to be involved in the conversion, which is what Matrix and Clarion wanted anyway, so here we are with him as chief designer. As Harris said: "Who knows the way the afternoon light hits in the middle of September better than someone who's been staring at it for 34 years?"
· Seven Harrison [official]
· Architect Helps Shape Future of a Building He Had to Leave [NYT]
· Sales Will Launch This Spring At Condo Conversion 7 Harrison [Curbed]
· The 44 New Developments Hitting The Market This Spring [Curbed]
· All Steven Harris coverage [Curbed]
· All 7 Harrison Street coverage [Curbed]