After over two years' worth of conversion rumors, early rendering leaks, floorplan peeks, and more, 443 Greenwich Street has finally hit the market. The handsome red-brick building, with a massive central courtyard in the middle, takes up almost a full block between Desbrosses and Vestry, two blocks east of the West Side Highway. Serving myriad industrial uses since its completion in 1884, the landmark's next life will be as home to 53 large apartments, as well as a slew of amenities befitting the residents of these luxurious units, which start at $3.5 million for a one-bedroom and range up to $53 million for the largest penthouse. Metro Loft is the developer, CetraRuddy is the design guru, and Cantor-Pecorella is handling sales; the trifecta has already offloaded 17 out of the 53 apartments before today's official launch. The in-contract units include three of the eight penthouses.
The courtyard, which totals 4,000 square feet, is set to be the lush centerpiece of this swanky project. It will be revamped courtesy of Hank White, a landscape architect whose credits include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden visitors center.
Other amenities include a Hank White-designed 5,000-square-foot roof deck. A 71-foot indoor lap pool made of blue glass tile and white travertine will sit alongside an adjacent hamam (that's a Turkish steam bath, for the uninitiated) that has barrel-vaulted tiled ceilings and walls. A similar barrel-vaulted design can be spotted in the parking garage, which will boast 15 spots with charging stations as well as ceilings modeled after the incredibly iconic Guastavino tiles. The spots come at a price, but for those who don't buy one, the building will have its own valet for street parking. Each apartment will be directly accessible via elevator, with nine in the building total. The gym will offer personal training and a yoga room run by the Wright Fit. There's also a temperature-controlled wine cellar, individual storage rooms, a children's playroom, and a bike room.
As for some details of the apartments themselves, they'll have many modern conveniences (a 70-bottle wine fridge, heated bathroom floors and towel racks, etc.) but retain that Tribecan vibe, with high ceilings, exposed beams, custom "antiqued" brass fixtures, mahogany-framed arched windows with restored shutters. There will also be gas fireplaces in several apartments and separate laundry rooms in each one.
A recent walk past the building showed that construction is underway, with the facade swathed in branded netting and signage on the sidewalk sheds. Occupancy is expected for 2016.
· 443 Greenwich [official]
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