Open House New York will return on October 15 and 16, bringing to view over 250 of the city’s most inaccessible and downright cool sites and interiors. Curbed has once again teamed up with OHNY to curate a selection of residences that celebrate Curbed’s mantra, "love where you live." The ten residences that comprise the curated Curbed collection range from an apartment in 70 Pine, an Art Deco landmarked reinvigorated as rentals, to an apartment in classic Upper West Side condo The Apthorp. Read on for a peek behind the doors Curbed Curates will open.
The Charles by Ismael Leyva Architects, pictured above
Not everyone gets to live sky-high, and for those who are curious about just what that looks like this full-floor, four-bedroom Upper East Side apartment at The Charles will be on view. The project is a development of the late David Collins, whose designs inspired glamorous locales like New York’s London Hotel—so expect plenty of glitz. The 3,100-square-foot apartment just hit the market asking $8.15 million, and boasts interiors by Quadra Interior Design.
SahoNYC by Rafi Elbaz
Get a glimpse of prime post-hipster Brooklyn with this Wythe Avenue loft, complete with soaring ceilings. Check out the apartment’s stark, minimalist interiors and renovation helmed by Rafi Elbaz. Find more pre-tour peeks of the loft here.
Urby by concrete
Here’s a great excuse to take the Staten Island ferry on a crisp October weekend; Urby Staten Island is worth the trek. The 900-apartment rental development designed by Dutch architecture and interiors firm concrete is pushing forward a community-based model of living on Staten Island’s North Shore. Expect 35,000 square feet of amenities including a 5,000-square-foot urban farm, pool and sun deck, and a communal kitchen where Urby’s chef-in-residence teaches culinary classes and leads tastings.
Chinatown Loft by Buro Koray Duman
New York-based designer Koray Duman set out to redesign a dated and dingy three-bedroom Chinatown loft with '80s fixtures in 2011, and the result was a stunning, modern, and light-filled minimalist one-bedroom. Duman has, in the time since its initial gut-renovation, embarked on yet another project, adding an adjacent apartment to create an expansive three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with a 40-foot-long living room. Buro custom-designed several of the sleek furniture items in the apartment, including the dining table and sofa.
Modern Apthorp Apartment by Jennifer Post Design
The Apthorp is one of New York City's most distinct condo buildings, and given that it's over a century a century old, it doesn't inspire images of contemporary living. But Jennifer Post, known for her elegant and minimal designs, has amended that with the renovation of her own Apthorp apartment.
Minetta Lane Residence by KUSHNER studios
Architect Adam Kushner has undertaken an ambitious project in remaking his aging townhouse into a modern structure complete with an indoor rock climbing wall—that's right, a rock climbing wall. Formerly known as the Salad House (by us), the Minetta Lane townhouse is towards the end of a major four-year overhaul that's bringing it a vertical extension and modern, 3D-printed facade. Kushner says the design is inspired in part by "the great trees that used to cross over the Minetta Brook that ran down in front of the home."
Serge Drouin Residence by Serge Drouin Architect
Drouin, an architect at Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the grandson of famed French industrial designer John Prouvé, helped remodel the three-story Greenpoint townhouse where his family now lives, in collaboration with another family that lives in the lower half of the building. Drouin's 1,350-square-foot apartment features unusual touches like glass walls and glass stairwell enclosures.
Kane Residence by id 810
Under the guidance of interior firm id 810, this Midtown two-bedroom was remodeled in 2015 to reflect the owner's tastes. The 2,000-square-foot home was reimagined into a highly usable, comfortable home that features elements reminiscent of mod-era luxury.
Clifton Residence by Paul A. Castrucci Architects
An 1883 Brooklyn townhouse might be the least environmentally friendly kind of dwelling in New York City, but the good folks at Paul A. Castrucci Architects have set out to remake the dwelling as a Passive House, the most environmentally rigorous kind of building. Check in on the progress at the wooden row house while also learning a little bit about this important way of living.
70 Pine Residence by Stephen B. Jacobs Group
The famed Art Deco office building at 70 Pine Street in the Financial District was recently reborn as 600 rental apartments that are now on the market with monthly asking prices hovering between $3,000 for a studio and $9,000 for a three-bedroom. The once-elusive skyscraper will open the door to one of its model units, designed by Stephen B. Jacobs, for the occasion during which visitors will also learn about the history and architecture of 70 Pine.