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Lower East Side condos inspired by 'art and zoning' launch sales

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The 11-story building will have 28 apartments when it’s complete in 2018

With construction now underway at the site, developers Hogg Holdings and Vinci Partners USA have launched sales on their 11-story condo building at 287 East Houston Street on the Lower East Side. The structure will contain a total of 28 apartments with prices ranging from $1.15 million to $5.45 million for the triplex penthouse.

The development had a soft launch just under two months ago, but this week marks the official sales launch for all of the condo’s 28 apartments. Designed by architect Aldo Andreoli of AA Studio, the building’s facade was inspired by the work of Italian and Argentian painter and sculptor Lucio Fontana. The material Andreoli selected for the exterior, the dark gray and black, are a "nod to the historic buildings in Downtown Manhattan."

"The zoning requirement called for a setback on the 8th floor, and because we were allowed a dormer, I was inspired by the triangular lines and shimmering black gauze found in Fontana’s slashed paintings, resulting in a very singular design rarely seen in contemporary New York City architecture," Andreoli said in a statement.

Moving inside, the apartments will have 10-foot-tall ceilings, whitewashed oak floors, and gray lacquered cabinetry topped with Carrara marble. Apartments here range in size from one to three-bedrooms. That includes the three-bedroom triplex penthouse that offers views of Manhattan on all sides, and two ground-floor duplex maisonettes that come with 800-square-feet of landscaped gardens.

Developers broke ground on the project earlier in the fall, and the first group of residents will likely move in sometime in 2018. Corcoran Group Marketing is handling sales on the project.