As is customary these days, sales in new high-end buildings launch long before their listings appear online. True to form, when listings for Ian Schrager's forthcoming West Village development at 160 Leroy Street arrive online this afternoon, the building will already be 50 percent sold. Available residences in the 49-unit building, an undulating wave of glass inspired by Oscar Niemeyer and designed by Schrager's 40 Bond collaborators Herzog & de Meuron, will ask from $2.4 million for a one-bedroom and reach up to $26.5 million for the five-bedroom Penthouse 1 South.
[UPDATE: They're here!]
Owing to the building's unique shape, residences will take one of 14 different layouts encompassing one through six bedrooms. 160 Leroy's crowning jewel, a full-floor penthouse spanning over 12,000 interior square feet and 7,500 exterior square feet comes with six bedrooms, a private rooftop pool, and a private elevator. "We have someone who's very serious about it," Douglas Elliman agent Madeline Hult Elghanayan told Curbed on a recent tour of the development's sales gallery. Its ask will not be publicly released at this time. Seven listings will come online this afternoon.
[UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal says the penthouse is asking $75 to $80 million.]
Marketed as one of the last opportunities to live in a new development on the Hudson River waterfront, 160 Leroy Street takes its design cues from the pared-down aesthetic of the International Style of the 1920s and 30s. The building's interiors are designed by Herzog & de Meuron with Ian Schrager's in-house design team. Amongst the apartments' most notable features are its two kitchens: a social kitchen, where residents and their guests can gather, and a "dirty kitchen," a small working kitchen concealed off of the entertaining area where messesparticularly those made with the built-in Miele coffee/espresso machine and steam ovencan be concealed and forgotten until the end of the fête. Residents will also have the option of purchasing new furniture, furniture layouts, and custom furniture packages created by French designer Christian Liaigre specifically for 160 Leroy Street.
The building's amenities are few but functional. "We chose amenities that enhanced living. We didn't want to overdo it and offer amenities that were not useful. We especially did not want to get roped into the amenity arms race going on today," Ian Schrager said in a statement. Included in those amenities is a private, planted courtyard off of Leroy Street designed by Madison Cox Associates that will lead to the building's lobby. The courtyard will be lush and feature ivy-covered walls, boxwood hedges, and two 30-foot weeping willow trees, which buyers have really taken to, Hult Elghanayan says. The building will also have a 70-foot pool, accompanying whirlpool, fitness center with a pilates room and spa, a kid's club, and an entertaining room. Best of all, residents will be able to take advantage of hotel services and amenities provided by Ian Schrager's hotel at 215 Chrystie Street as of its Fall 2016 opening.
· 160 Leroy [official]
· More Views Inside Herzog & de Mueron's West Village Condo [Curbed]
· New Details For Herzog & de Meuron's West Village Condos [Curbed]
· Fewer Herzog & de Meuron Condos Means They'll Be 'Special' [Curbed]
· All 160 Leroy Street coverage [Curbed]