Ahead of its late May sales launch, the powers that be have finally divulged new details and renderings for Annabelle Selldorf's mysterious Bowery condo. Rising from a former Salvation Army shelter that's wedged between the Bowery Hotel and Robert Scarano's notorious finger building, the 13-story development will house just five apartments made up of four duplexes and one crowning triplex. Toto, we have a feeling we're not on the Bowery anymore.
"The building's transformation, from a former Salvation Army shelter to an upscale condo, is a testament to the neighborhood's changing demographics," the PR team pushing the development says. Those condos, of course, won't come cheap. Apartments at 347 Bowery will start at $6.5 million, and go up from there.
Speaking of up, ceilings in the living areas will reach nearly 20 feet, and each apartment will have a handcrafted staircase of plaster and white oak. On the upper floors, the master bedroom will be separated from secondary bedrooms by way of a catwalk. All condos in the building will have a terrace.
Although the project is as boutique as boutique can be, residents will still benefit from shared amenities including a third-floor rooftop garden designed by Oehme, Van Sweden Landscape Architecture and gated mews. The building's first two floors will give way to retail space.
Developer Urban Muse, also behind big NYC developments like Sky Garage and the Downing Street townhouses, purchased the site from Parisian Hotel Group in 2013 when their plans for a rather unattractive hotel fizzled out.